Elena Shinohara Wins Rhythmic Gymnastics Award from USA Gymnastics

Shinohara is named Sportsperson of the Year

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Elena Shinohara is named Sportsperson of the Year.

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Balancing academic work and competitive sports can often be difficult, especially for a college student at Georgia Tech, but Elena Shinohara has mastered it.

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  • Elena Shinohara receives the Sportsperson of the Year Award from Rebecca Sereda (Credit: USA Gymnastics) Elena Shinohara receives the Sportsperson of the Year Award from Rebecca Sereda (Credit: USA Gymnastics)
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  • The new 2019-2020 Senior National Team at the USA Gymnastics Championships. Elena Shinohara is third from the left on back row (Credit: USA Gymnastics) The new 2019-2020 Senior National Team at the USA Gymnastics Championships. Elena Shinohara is third from the left on back row (Credit: USA Gymnastics)
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By Yasmine Bassil, Communications Assistant

Balancing academic work and competitive sports can often be difficult, especially for a college student at Georgia Tech, but Elena Shinohara has mastered it.

Elena Shinohara, a rhythmic gymnast on the Senior National Team, was named the Rhythmic Gymnastics Sportsperson of the Year by USA Gymnastics. She received the award after the USA Gymnastics Championship in Des Moines, Iowa, on July 6, 2019. The award is determined by a collective vote from the top 12 gymnasts of the nation. Rhythmic Gymnastics Athlete Representative Rebecca Sereda presented the award.

Elena is a full-time student at Georgia Tech, completing a pre-health track and majoring in biochemistry. Her father, Minoru “Shino” Shinohara, is an associate professor in the Georgia Tech School of Biological Sciences.

Shino runs the Human Neuromuscular Physiology Laboratory, studying the mechanisms of motor learning and rehabilitation. As an expert in physiology and sports science, Shino is one of Elena’s rhythmic gymnastics coaches. Elena’s second coach is her mother, Namie “Nancy” Shinohara, a former member of the Japanese national rhythmic gymnastics team.

Hard work and dedication permeate Elena’s life; her successes in both her academic degree and gymnastics career are wonderfully exemplified by this award. Congratulations, Elena!

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