Alexander Naddour

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Alexander "Alex" Naddour (born March 4, 1991) is a former American artistic gymnast. He was part of the bronze medal team at the 2011 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships. Naddour was an alternate for Team USA at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. He also won a bronze medal on the pommel horse individual event competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. He announced his retirement from gymnastics on March 26, 2021 via Instagram.

Alexander Naddour
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Naddour at the 2016 Summer Olympics
Personal information
Full nameAlexander Naddour
Nickname(s)Alex
Country representedUSA
Born (1991-03-04) March 4, 1991 (age 30)[1]
Gilbert, Arizona
HometownGilbert, Arizona, United States
Height5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
DisciplineMen's artistic gymnastics
LevelSenior International Elite
GymUSA Youth Fitness Centre
College teamUniversity of Oklahoma
Head coach(es)Mike Naddour

Personal lifeEdit

Naddour was born on March 4, 1991, to Mike and Sandy Naddour in Gilbert, Arizona.

In 2015, Naddour married fellow gymnast Hollie Vise. The couple have a daughter, Lilah, born in February 2016,[2] and a son, Crew, born in June 2018.[3]

Gymnastics careerEdit

Naddour was a member of the U.S. men's national team for the 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2017 World Championships. Pommel horse is considered his strongest event. He is a five-time national champion, three-time World finalist and Olympic bronze medalist in pommel horse.[4]

On June 20, 2018, Alex Naddour was suspended by USA Gymnastics following allegations of sexual misconduct. The USA Gymnastics officials were presented with the first allegations in 2012. Additional allegations were made against Naddour around 2016.[5] Naddour tweeted in response: "I have no idea what is happening or why, we are trying to contact safe sport for any information."[6] Naddour was cleared of a sexual misconduct allegation by the United States Center for SafeSport and removed from the USA Gymnastics suspended list in November 2018.[7]

OlympicsEdit

On June 25, 2016, Naddour was named to the 2016 U.S. men's gymnastic's team for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Naddour had been named as an alternate for the U.S. in 2012.[8] On August 14, 2016, Naddour won a bronze medal in the pommel horse at the Rio Olympics, the first medal of that Olympiad for the U.S. male gymnasts and the first pommel horse medal for Team USA since Peter Vidmar and Tim Daggett in 1984.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "USA Gymnastics – Alexander Naddour". Usagym.org. Retrieved August 25, 2012.
  2. ^ Axon, Rachel (June 26, 2016). "Once an alternate, Alex Naddour clinches men's gymnastics Olympic spot on emotional night". USA Today. Retrieved June 26, 2016.
  3. ^ Instagram, Son (June 5, 2018). "4:55 pm today, My Son was born!". Instagram. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  4. ^ Metcalfe, Jeff (June 23, 2016). "Alex Naddour leads on pommel horse at Olympic Gym Trials". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved June 26, 2016.
  5. ^ Olympic, Medalist (June 20, 2018). "Olympic medalist Alex Naddour suspended by USA Gymnastics after sexual misconduct charges". The Press-Enterprise. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  6. ^ Tweet, Naddour (June 2018). "I have no idea". Twitter. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  7. ^ Metcalfe, Jeff (November 27, 2018). "Olympic medalist Alex Naddour suspended by USA Gymnastics after sexual misconduct charges". Arizona Central. Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  8. ^ Graves, Will (June 25, 2016). "National Champion Sam Mikulak Leads US Men's Gymnastics Team". ABC News. Retrieved June 26, 2016.

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