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MC CUSKER Riley
United States of America
USA
Title
Ms
Lastname
MC CUSKER
Firstname
Riley
Gender
female
Country
United States of America
Place of birth
Connecticut
Year of birth
2001 (20 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Women's Artistic Gymnastics
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Hobbies
Paddle boarding. (usagym.org, 01 Sep 2017)
Occupation
Athlete
Spoken languages
English
Coach
Brian Carey [personal] (intlgymnast.com, 22 Oct 2018)
International senior debut
2017 for United States (excellesports.com, 06 Mar 2017)
Injuries
She sustained a minor fracture in September 2017 and withdrew from the US selection camp ahead of the 2017 World Championships. (Team Riley McCusker Instagram profile, 14 Sep 2017; chalkbucket.com, 13 Sep 2017)

Her wrist was in a cast for six weeks in June and July 2017. (chalkwarrior.com, 17 Jul 2017)

In April 2017 she had to rest for four weeks after suffering a calf strain. (chalkwarrior.com, 17 Jul 2017)

She had elbow surgery at the end of the 2016 season. The injury stopped her training for about 10 weeks. (thecodeofpoints.wordpress.com, 03 Nov 2016)
Start sporting career
She took up gymnastics in 2008. (usagym.org, 01 Sep 2017)
Reason for taking up the sport
"When I was little I was always naturally flexible. The idea that there was always more to learn each day and ways to improve every practice, that's what made me fall in love with the sport." (thecodeofpoints.wordpress.com, 03 Nov 2016)
Ambitions
To become an orthopaedic surgeon. (thecodeofpoints.wordpress.com, 03 Nov 2016)
Hero / Idol
Russian gymnast Aliya Mustafina. (gymnastics.sport, 25 Mar 2019)
Philosophy / Motto
"Dreams can become a reality if you just follow the plan and never give up." (thecodeofpoints.wordpress.com, 03 Nov 2016)
Awards
She was named the 2018 Sportswoman of the Year by USA Gymnastics. (intlgymnast.com, 20 Aug 2018)
Additional information
General
LEAVING HOME
In 2015 she moved away from her family home in Connecticut, United States of America, so she could train at the MG Elite club in New Jersey with coach Maggie Haney and other elite gymnasts. "I knew that I had maxed out what my coaches could offer at my old gym and I needed a more experienced coach if I was going to reach my goals." (chalkwarrior.com, 17 Jul 2017; thecodeofpoints.wordpress.com, 03 Nov 2016)

Last update : 2020-08-11

World Championships

2018 - 48th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships DOHA (QAT)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
54.765 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
14.133
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
26
Score Qualif.
13.100
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
14
Score Qualif.
13.266
Team
Rank Final
1
Score Final
171.629
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
174.429
World / Challenge Cup

2019 - FIG All-Around World Cup 2019 BIRMINGHAM (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
2
Score Final
53.065 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-

2017 - AT&T American Cup Individual All-Around FIG World Cup 2017 NEWARK (USA)

All-Around
Rank Final
5
Score Final
52.966 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-