ABOUT Gabrielle Gallentine

2017

Gabrielle Gallentine

Hometown:
Iron Station, North Carolina

Age:
14

Gym:
Everest
Huntersville, North Carolina

Qualifying Meet:
Circle of Stars

            Bio

Q: Do you have a nickname?
A:
Gabbie

Q: When and why did you first become interested in gymnastics?
A:
After watching Shawn Johnson and Nastia Liukin compete in the 2008 Olympics

Q: Do you have any good/funny memories from when you first started taking gymnastics classes?
A:
When I started training with coach Han, I didn’t understand anything he was saying.

Q: What is your training regimen?
A:
I train 30-35 hours a week.

Q: What is your favorite event?
A:
Uneven Bars

Q: What is your favorite skill?
A:
Full twisting double layout

Q: Who is your favorite gymnast or who is your “idol”
A:
Jordyn Wieber

Q: What are your biggest accomplishments or best memories in your career?
A:
When I was 12, I landed my double-double dismount at Junior Olympic Nationals (in front of all the college coaches).

Q: What grade are you in school, and where do you go to school?
A:
I’m in eighth grade at Laurel Springs Academy Home School

Q: If you plan to go to college, do you know what you want to study there?
A:
Meteorology

Q: What are your goals for the future, both as an athlete and after you are finished competing?
A:
Qualify Elite, Make National Team, College Gymnastic Scholarship. Become a Meteorologist

Q: What is your favorite food?
A:
Bananas

Q: What is your favorite book?
A:
Heaven is for Real

Q: What is your favorite music group?
A:
The Black-Eyed Peas

Q: Are any of your family members current or former athletes?
A:
My mother was an elite gymnast and trained at Parkettes. My father played baseball in college.