Sunday, January 22, 2006




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Amy Chow



2000 Senior Pacific Alliance Team Member
1996 Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist (Team & Bars)
1996 Individual Event World Championships Semi-Finalist
1994 Team World Championships Silver Medalist

Hometown: San Jose, Calif.
Residence: San Jose, Calif.
Date/Place of Birth: May 15, 1978/San Jose, Calif.
Club: West Valley Gymnastics School
Coach: Mark Young, Diane Amos
School: Stanford
Major: Pre-med
Year in School: Senior (Fall '00) Class: Junior (Fall '99)
Years on National Team: 8 (1990-97 & 1999-2001)
Began Gymnastics: 1981
Favorite Apparatus/Event: Bars



Daughter of Nelson and, Kevin (12/18/79) is a gymnast at Stanford University...member of the first ever women's gymnastics gold medal Olympic Team at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, accomplished pianist who has taken lessons since 1982...favorite book is "The Joy Luck Club" by Amy Tan...listens to Celine Dion and classical music...likes "I Love Lucy"...collects dolphin items...majoring in biology at Stanford with plans to go to medical school to become a pediatrician.



International Competition


2000 Olympic Games, Sydney; 4th-Team
2000 Senior Pacific Alliance, Christchurch, New Zealand; 1st-Team; 5th-AA
2000 Bluewater International Invitational, Ontario, Canada; 1st-AA, 1st-UB, 1st-FX, 3rd-V, 3rd-BB
2000 RCA Gymnastics Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev.; 6th-AA, 3rd-V (tie), 1st-UB (tie)
1998 Reese's Gymnastics Cup, St. Petersburg, Fla.; 1st-AA (with Shannon Miller)
1997 International 3 on 3 Gymnastics Championships, Fort Worth, Texas; 4th-Team (Alicia Albe and Chainey Umphrey)
1997 Reese's International Gymnastics Cup, Anaheim, Calif.; 1st-AA (with Shannon Miller)
1996 Olympic Games, Atlanta, Ga.; 1st-Team, 2nd-UB
1996 Individual Event World Championships, San Juan, PUR; (semi-finalist-15th-V)
1996 7th International France Telecom de Gymnastique, Paris, Bercy, FRA
1995 Budget Rent a Car Invitational, San Jose, Calif.; 1st Team, 1st-AA
1995 Pan American Games, Mar del Plata, ARG; 1st-Team, 1st-V, 3rd-AA, 2nd-UB
1995 McDonald's American Cup, Seattle, Wash.; 6th-AA (prelims.), 2nd-V, T3rd-UB
1994 Team World Championships, Dortmund, GER; 2nd-Team
1994 Budget Rent a Car Invitational: USA vs. Romania, Worcester, Mass.; 2nd-Team, 9th-AA
1993 USA-Japan, Hamamatsu, JPN; 2nd-Team, 3rd-AA, 3rd-V, 1st-FX
1992 Mexico Olympic Festival, Ciudad Victoria, MEX; 1st-AA , 1st-V , 1st-UB, 1st-BB, 2nd-FX
1992 USA-Argentina, Buenos Aires, ARG; 1st-Team, 3rd-UB, 2nd-BB

National Competition


2000 Olympic Trials, Boston; 2nd-AA
2000 John Hancock U.S. Gymnastics Championships, St. Louis; 6th-AA, 2nd-UB (tie), 1st-BB (tie)
2000 U.S. Classic, Tulsa, Okla.; 5th-AA
1999 World Team Trials, Kansas City, Mo.
1996 U.S. Olympic Trials-Gymnastics, Boston, Mass.; 4th-AA
1996 Coca-Cola National Championships, Knoxville, Tenn.; Compulsories only
1996 American Classic/World Championships Trials, Tulsa, Okla.; 3rd-AA, 2nd-BB, 2nd-V, 4th-FX, 5th-UB
1995 World Team Trials, Austin, Texas; 5th-AA
1995 Coca-Cola National Championships, New Orleans, La.; 8th-AA
1995 U.S. Classic, Birmingham, Ala.; 3rd-V, 4th-UB
1995 American Classic/Pan American Games Trials, Oakland, Calif.; 4th-AA, 3rd-V, 1st-UB, 5th-FX
1994 NationsBank World Team Trials, Richmond, Va.; 4th-AA
1994 Coca-Cola National Championships, Nashville, Tenn.; 5th-AA, 3rd-V, 6th-UB
1994 U.S. Classic, Palm Springs, Calif.; 2nd-AA, 1st-V, 2nd-FX, 2nd-UB, 5th-BB
1994 U.S. Olympic Festival, St. Louis, Mo.; 8th-AA, 2nd-Team, T2nd-BB, T2nd-FX
1994 American Classic/World Championships Trials, Orlando, Fla.; 10th-AA
1993 Coca-Cola National Championships, Salt Lake City, Utah; 22nd-AA
1992 U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Columbus, Ohio; 6th-AA, 1st-V (jr. div.)
1992 U.S. Classic, Knoxville, Tenn.; 5th-AA, 2nd-V, 3rd-FX (jr. div.)
1991 U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Cincinnati, Ohio; 11th-AA, 5th-BB (jr. div.)
1990 U.S. Classic, Saginaw, Michigan; 7th-AA, 1st-BB, 4th-UB (jr. div.)
1990 American Classic, Tempe, Ariz.; 6th-AA, 5th-V, 5th-BB (jr. div.)


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