ABOUT Nicole Riccardi

2017

Nicole Riccardi

Hometown:
East Northport, New York

Age:
14

Gym:
Infiniti Elite
Syosset, New York

Qualifying Meet:
Brestyan's Invitational

            Bio

Q: Do you have a nickname?
A:
Nic

Q: When and why did you first become interested in gymnastics?
A:
My mother signed me up when I was four years old, and I never stopped.

Q: When did you want to compete at a high level?
A:
When I moved from mini team to team, and I realized how fun it was. I also liked
watching the older girls do big tricks, and that made me want to compete at a higher level.

Q: What about competition appeals to you?
A:
The feeling of accomplishment and the feeling that I get when I win.

Q: What is your training regimen?
A:
I train six days a week for a total of 30 hours a week.

Q: What is your favorite event?
A:
Floor and uneven bars

Q: What is your favorite skill?
A:
Maloney

Q: Who is your favorite gymnast or who is your “idol”?
A:
My favorite gymnasts is Aly Raisman

Q: How have you grown as a gymnast during your career, both skill wise and mentally?
A:
I have matured as a gymnast and my determination to perfect my skills continue to grow.

Q: If you had to select one life-lesson that gymnastics has taught you, what would it be?
A:
Gymnastics has taught me is to never give up!

Q: What are your biggest accomplishments or best memories in your career?
A:
My biggest accomplishment is qualifying for the Nastia Liukin Cup.

Q: What grade are you in school, and where do you go to school?
A:
I am in ninth grade and attend Northport High School.

Q: Do you want to compete in collegiate gymnastics?
A:
Yes, I would love to compete in collegiate gymnastics.

Q: Do you have any hobbies or favorite activities?
A:
I love to bake.

Q: What is your favorite food?
A:
Sushi

Q: What is your favorite movie?
A:
The Devil Wears Prada

Q: What is your favorite music group?
A:
Taylor Swift and Maroon 5

Q: Are any of your family members current or former athletes?
A:
My sister Alex is a swimmer.

Q: If you had to pick 3 words to describe yourself as a gymnast, what are they?
A:
Determined, focused, competitive