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Aug 1, 2018

Jordyn Wieber is a former American artistic gymnast and was a member of the US Women’s Gymnastics Team, the Fierce Five. Some of her achievements include being a 2012 Olympic gold medalist, 2011 World Champion, three-time American Cup champion, and two-time US National All-around champion. At a young age, after her parents noticed she was a muscular child, they decided to enroll her in gymnastics and she has continued with the sport ever since.   She currently works as a volunteer gymnastics assistant coach at UCLA.  In 2018, Jordyn as well as over 200 other survivors were awarded the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPY’s.    

In this episode, Jordyn speaks about her beginnings as a gymnast and how she was always mature, even as a child. Jordyn also speaks about what it was like being Sam’s roommate for a year! She explains her fear of being late to practice and her need for an outlet for competitiveness, as well as her interest in psychology and how she believes the Enneagram test can help athletes understand their and their teammates’ personalities more. Jordyn continuously strives to make gymnastics a safe sport by dismantling the win-at-all-costs mentality to give athletes better opportunities to be successful safely.

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