Ana Sofia mounts the beam at the 2012 London Olympics
Performing an acro skill in a beam routine at the Olympics
Her floor routine shows impressive tumbling, including a full-twisting double back as her opening pass. She also shows great amplitude in her leaps. The choreography is interesting and expressive. Here is her routine from the all-around competition at the 2011 Pan American Games where she placed second.
Ana Sofia on floor at the 2011 Pan American Games
Ana wins the gold medal on beam at the 2011 Pan American Games
The Youth Olympic Games are a fantastic opportunity for talented young athletes such as Ana Sofia as they gain valuable international experience at a young age. It is also a great opportunity for them to travel around the world and enjoy their sport!
'I competed against very talented rivals whom I will face regularily in the future. I also realised that I have the potential to compete at the international level'- Ana Sofia on the contribution of the Youth Olympic Games to her career (from www.olympic.org)
Congratulations to Ana for putting Guatemala on the gymnastics map, and best wishes for competitions in the future!
Full interview from the Official Olympic Website can be found here
Article by Imogen Browne (@IFLIP4GymBlog)