The Monégasque Gymnastics Federation, under the high Patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, are delighted to announce the participation of American Gymnast Katelyn Ohashi at the Gala International de Gymnastique Princess Grace.
The event will be held at the Salle Gaston Medecin, Stade Louis II, Monaco on the weekend of 30th November and 1st December, to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of Princess Grace.
Katelyn (pictured above) will be accompanied by her Coach Valorie Kondos Field who has been a tremendous influence. Miss Val as she is known is the retired head coach of the seven-time NCAA Champion, 22-time Regional and 18-time Pac 12 Champion UCLA Women’s Gymnastics team. Inducted into the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010 she is also four-times “National Coach of the Year” and Coach of the century.
Katelyn Ohashi is responsible for introducing a new audience to gymnastics after her brilliantly energetic routine for the UCLA Gymnastics team earned her a perfect 10 and subsequently went viral with over 100 million hits worldwide. The routine showcased her amazing talent but more importantly the energy of her routine and obvious enjoyment made it impossible to watch without smiling.
In celebration of the 90th anniversary of the birth of Princess Grace, the Gala International de Gymnas-tique will have a new format. Over the two-day event, international gymnasts will execute their perfor-mances in the hope to be awarded one of the four prestigious Princesse Grace trophies presented by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco. A jury of international gymnast specialists will determine which talented individual will receive one of the four trophies in the following disciplines: Female artistic gymnastics, Men’s artistic gymnastics, Acrobatic gymnastics and Rhythmic Gymnastics.
This year, Amber Lounge Lifestyle will be sponsoring of the 2019 Gala International de Gymnastique Princess Grace. Amber Lounge have a long-standing reputation for supporting talented local and interna-tional athletes from sports as diverse as Formula 1 motor racing to international gymnastics and are par-ticularly thrilled to be welcoming American Artistic Champion gymnast Katelyn Ohashi and her coach Valorie Kondos Field. They will join gymnasts who are aiming to compete in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo as well as other international athletes. Katelyn and Valorie will be guests of Amber Lounge Lifestyle throughout the weekend and will enjoy the delights of Monaco and Amber Lounge hospitality, while sharing their inspirational story.
“We’re always told to fit into this box and do what other people expect of us and be what other people expect of us. What I’ve learned is that to really be successful is to love every single thing you do and to find joy in that. I try and achieve my daily goal to make one thing more beautiful every single day. I want to bring my joy of gymnastics and of life to Monaco and the Gala International de Gymnastique Princess Grace” – Katelyn Ohashi.
“Life is a big adventure that all comes down to choices. The choices you make are going to dictate the life you lead. When you understand that, this is when your life starts to come alive. I do not believe in failure and gratitude is the most important habit to train. I am fortunate to be invited to this wonderful Gala in Monaco alongside Katelyn.” – Valorie Kondos Field.
All images courtesy Amber Lounge Lifestyle; lead image © Don Liebig/ASUCLA