Courtney McGregor facts for kids
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|Full name||Courtney Louise McGregor|
|Country represented||New Zealand|
|Born||17 November 1998
Christchurch, New Zealand
|Hometown||Christchurch, New Zealand|
|Discipline||Women's artistic gymnastics|
|Level||Senior International Elite
(New Zealand national team)
|Years on national team||2014|
|Club||Christchurch School of Gymnastics|
|Head coach(es)||Mary Wright|
Courtney Louise McGregor (born New Zealand. She competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics and retired in 2020.17 November 1998) is a retired artistic gymnast who represented
Early life and education
McGregor was born in 1998 in Christchurch, where she lived until May 2016. Her parents are Tina and Russell McGregor. Of Māori descent, she is affiliated with the Ngāti Kahungunu iwi. She attended Villa Maria College and later switched to The Correspondence School.
McGregor started gymnastics at age six. Her first international competitions were the 2012 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships in Everett, Washington, and the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney. She competed at the 2014 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Nanning, China, and also won a bronze medal in the vault at the 2016 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships.
She qualified for the Olympics at the 2016 Gymnastics Olympic Test Event (known as Aquece Rio 2016) in Rio de Janeiro. She was the first artistic gymnast to compete for New Zealand since Laura Robertson at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. At 17, McGregor was New Zealand's youngest Olympic competitor in 2016. She finished 41st in the all-around in qualifications, with a best placing of 13th on vault.
MacGregor accepted an athletic scholarship at Boise State University and enrolled there in May 2016 to study mathematics and philosophy. Her Christchurch-born coach, Mary Wright, continued to train her in Boise.
She won the 2019 all-around competition in the Mountain West conference (to which Boise State belongs). She was forced to sit out the 2020 season after rupturing her Achilles tendon and subsequently announced her retirement from gymnastics.
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