At the age of 6 1/2 years old, Asia fell in love with gymnastics. One morning, she woke up and said she wants to practice gymnastics. She would always find time to watch YouTube videos day and night in her bedroom, teaching herself how to do backflips, front flips and press handstands. After months of convincing her parents that she was eager and "more than ready" to learn the sport competively. Asia was taken to a gym facility where she showcased her skill for the coaches; they were more than impressed and immediately requested that she enroll into their program and that's when the real training began. She went from practicing the basics of sport in her bedroom to becoming a member of the TOPs program at the age of 7 in 2015. Asia trained for 8 months and in that time, she had grown stronger, smarter and more aware of what it takes to become a balanced athlete in the sport. The hard work paid off as it landed Asia in the Top 50 rank in the state of Florida and she could not have been more proud herself. That accomplishment came with her first major award of being selected to be a part of the Diamond team which only made her strive for more. In 2016, Asia tested out of levels 4 & 5 and continued to train for her next TOPs testing. The results of that testing opened the eyes of USAG members and earned her several trips to the national training center in Texas at the age of 8. While at the camp, for the first time, Asia placed 5th and then soon after she placed 2nd in the physical abilities competition. Getting more familiar with her gift, Asia was determined to do better so she trained harder. While thrilling and exciting for Asia, it all happened very fast and she encountered challenging moments in going away to camps and spending long periods away from her parents at such a young age. Although this was a whirlwind experience, Asia found the courage to do what it takes for something she enjoyed so much. In 2017, Asia was exhilarated to compete as a level 7 in her very first season! Asia finished the season earning state floor & vault titles! In 2018, Asia competed level 8 winning state 3rd AA with a floor “her favorite event” title which earned her a spot at regionals. Asia ended her level 8 season at regionals placing 1st AA and making vault champ! Sparing no effort, next to come for Asia will be competing level 9 pushing higher and competing more fiercely each year in hopes of becoming a successful elite.
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