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EAKER Kara
United States of America
USA
Title
Ms
Lastname
EAKER
Firstname
Kara
Gender
female
Country
United States of America
Place of birth
Grain Valley, MO
Year of birth
2002 (18 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Women's Artistic Gymnastics
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Hobbies
Robotics, calligraphy, sewing, cooking, reading, drawing. (olympics.nbcsports.com, 26 May 2020; teamusa.org, 14 Oct 2019)
Spoken languages
English
Club
Great American Gymnastics Express [Blue Springs, MO, USA]
Coach
Al Fong [club]; Armine Barutyan-Fong [club] (Instagram profile, 22 Sep 2018; fox4kc.com, 04 Oct 2018; intlgymnast.com, 01 Dec 2017)
Start sporting career
She began the sport at age three, and began competing at age five. (flogymnastics.com, 31 Jan 2018; olympics.nbcsports.com, 26 May 2020)
Reason for taking up the sport
She switched to gymnastics after an uncomfortable stint in dance. "[I was] a little, little girl with the stuffed animal, twirling around in the dance room. And then we had our little recital and I couldn't do the standing in front of an audience kind of thing." Her mother Katherine recalls how the disastrous recital led to gymnastics. "She just froze like a deer in the headlights, and all the other girls froze, too, because they were used to following her. Then she tried gymnastics. We had to drag her out [of the gym]. From then on, it was always, she's first one in, last one out. Still is." (usagym.org, 11 Sep 2018; olympics.nbcsports.com, 26 May 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (usagym.org, 01 Jan 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coaches Al Fong and Armine Barutyan-Fong. (flogymnastics.com, 31 Jan 2018)
Additional information
General
COLLEGE COMMITMENT
She has committed to study at and compete for the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT, United States of America, and is expected to start in the 2021/22 academic year. (deseret.com, 11 Nov 2020)

Last update : 2021-05-10

World Championships

2019 - 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships STUTTGART (GER)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
202
Score Qualif.
27.466 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
26
Score Qualif.
14.000
Balance Beam
Rank Final
4
Score Final
14.000
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
13.466
Team
Rank Final
1
Score Final
172.330
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
174.205

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

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
211
Score Qualif.
14.466 
Balance Beam
Rank Final
6
Score Final
12.833
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
14.466
Team
Rank Final
1
Score Final
171.629
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
174.429
Continental Championships

2018 - 2018 Senior Pan American Championships LIMA (PER)

All-Around
Rank Final
49
Score Final
40.500 
Rank Qualif.
49
Score Qualif.
40.500 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
15
Score Final
12.433
Rank Qualif.
15
Score Qualif.
12.433
Balance Beam
Rank Final
1
Score Final
14.300
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
14.300
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
3
Score Final
13.767
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
13.767