Harrold Named to British Gymnastics Olympic Team

LSU incoming freshman gymnast Ruby Harrold will represent Great Britain at the Olympics
LSU incoming freshman gymnast Ruby Harrold will represent Great Britain at the Olympics
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BATON ROUGE – LSU gymnastics incoming freshman Ruby Harrold was selected to the Great Britain Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Olympic Team, British Gymnastics announced at a ceremony Tuesday.

A native of Bristol, England, Harrold is a two-time member of the Great Britain Olympic squad after serving as an alternate in the 2012 Summer Games in London.

This time the 20-year-old is officially on the team of five competitors headed for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Harrold is a senior international elite competitor who has represented Great Britain at the highest level, including as a member of the squad who captured the team silver medal at the 2016 European Championships.

Coached by Liz Kincaid and Nia Edwards at The Academy, Harrold has been an international competitor since 2010, and she recently captured the 2016 British Championships bronze medal on uneven bars and balance beam.

Harrold also led Great Britain to the team bronze medal at the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland.

A talented all-arounder, Harrold is listed on the British Gymnastics official website as being “known for her complex bar work and strong vaulting.”

Harrold signed with LSU in November 2015, and she will enroll at LSU for the fall semester after competing at the Olympics from Aug. 7-16.

Harrold will compete as a freshman for the Tigers in the upcoming 2017 season. Along with fellow newcomers Kennedi Edney and Ashlyn Kirby, Harrold will join an LSU squad returning 20-of-24 routines and six All-Americans from the 2016 National Runner-Up team.

Fans who wish to request new or addition season tickets for the highly-anticipated 2017 season can do so by visiting www.LSUtix.net.

Current season ticket holders will receive information on renewing season tickets for the 2017 season later in the summer.

2016 Summer Olympic Games
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Schedule

Sunday, Aug. 7 (All Times Central)
10:30 a.m. – Women’s subdivision group 8 qualifying

Tuesday, Aug. 9
Noon – Women’s team final

Thursday, Aug. 11
Noon – Women’s all-around final

Sunday, Aug. 14
10 a.m. – Women’s vault and uneven bars finals

Monday, Aug. 15
10 a.m. – Women’s balance beam final

Tuesday, Aug. 16
10 a.m. – Women’s floor exercise final

 

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