Sabrina Vega

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Sabrina Vega
Country represented  United States
Born (1995-05-24) May 24, 1995 (age 21)
Carmel, New York, USA
Height 5 ft 1 in (155 cm)
Discipline Women's artistic gymnastics
Level Senior
Years on national team 2008-2012
Club Great American Gymnastics Express
Head coach(es) Al Fong and Armine Barutyan Fong
Former coach(es) Sorin Cepoi
Teodora Ungureanu
Retired 2015 (elite)
Website http://www.sabrinavega.com/

Sabrina Vega (born May 24, 1995) is an American gymnast from Carmel, New York. She was a member of the United States team that won gold at the 2011 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships. She was a five-year national team member and trained at Dynamic Gymnastics in Mohegan Lake until 2013 when she switched gyms to train at Great American Gymnastics Express. She began competing for the University of Georgia in 2017.

Personal[edit]

Vega was born to David and Jahaira Vega. Her father was a gymnast when he was younger. Her younger brother, David Jr., plays baseball and football. Vega began gymnastics in 2000.[1]

Career[edit]

In 2009, Vega competed at the United States Junior National Championships in Dallas, Texas. She won gold on the floor exercise, bronze on balance beam, and finished fourth in the all-around.[2] She competed at the 2009 Junior Pan American Games in Aracaju, Brazil where she helped the United States team win the gold medal. She won silvers in the all-around and on uneven bars behind teammate Kyla Ross.

In her first major meet as a senior, Vega placed third in the all-around (56.85) at the 2011 CoverGirl Classic on July 23 in Chicago, IL. She captured second place on floor (14.25) and finished fourth on vault (14.6).[3]

In August, Vega placed fifth all-around at the 2011 U.S. National Championships in St. Paul, Minnesota, with a two-night score of 112.05.[4] Vega earned fourth place on floor exercise (28.9) and fifth place on beam (28.85).[5]

Vega was named to the Worlds team along with Alicia Sacramone, Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, and Jordyn Wieber. The team went on to win gold in the team final.

Vega competed at the 2012 Olympic Trials. She finished 10th in the all-around and was not named to the team.

Sabrina didn't train in 2013 but resumed training mid-2014 and attended the final U.S. training camp in November 2014.[6]

On July 25, 2015, Vega returned to Elite competition for the first time since 2012 after transferring to GAGE with Al Fong and Armine Barutyan-Fong and new teammates Brenna Dowell and Madison Desch. She competed on uneven bars, beam, and floor. She scored a 0 on bars because she did an exhibition only on the event. She had a sub-par beam routine with a 5.6 start value and had a fall and sustained an overtime. She scored a 12.500 to finish 14th on the event. She had a fall on floor despite a good 5.7 difficulty and scored a 13.200, finishing 11th on floor.

On October 3, 2015, Vega announced that she had retired from elite gymnastics and would be accepting a scholarship to the University of Georgia and would be competing in NCAA gymnastics for the Georgia Gym Dogs [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sabrina Vega". usagym.org. Retrieved May 8, 2013.
  2. ^ http://www.sabrinavega.com/page.cfm?pageID=41
  3. ^ "2011 Cover Girl Classic Meet Results" (PDF) (Press release). USA Gymnastics. 23 July 2011. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Women – 2011 Visa Championships - Women Day 2". Factsheet. USA Gymnastics. 20 August 2011. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "2011 Visa Championships - Women Day 2 Beam Rankings" (PDF). Factsheet. USA Gymnastics. 20 August 2011. Retrieved 23 August 2011. 
  6. ^ https://usagym.org/pages/post.html?PostID=15218&prog=h
  7. ^ https://instagram.com/p/8YXtLKkNAy/

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