KING Marissa < Back  
Sport Gymnastics - Artistic
CGA England   
Gender Women
Born 20 Apr 1991 in Cambridge, ENG
Height1.52 m
Weight 54 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Occupation Student
Languages French, German, English
Higher education Social and Behavioral Science - University of Florida: United States
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up gymnastics at the age of eight at the South Cambs Gymnastics Club.
Why this sport? She thought the sport looked exciting.
Club / Team Florida Gators Gymnastics Team / Huntingdon Olympic Gym Club:
Name of coach Adam Folwell [head coach], Monica Deseralemos [choreographer]
Training Regime She does six training sessions a week, for a total of 24 hours.
International Debut
Year 2007
General Interest
Nicknames Maris, Maz or Springy Kingy. (NOC, 31 Jul 2008)
Hobbies Going out with her friends, shopping and relaxing. (british-gym.com, 05 Jun 2007)
Memorable sporting achievement Finishing third in the vault competition at the Good Luck Beijing Olympic test event in 2007. (NOC, 31 Jul 2008)
Hero / Idol Great Britain's 1998 Commonwealth Games vault champion Lisa Mason. (NOC, 31 Jul 2008)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Always believe in yourself." (NOC, 31 Jul 2008)
Ambitions To represent Great Britain at the Olympic Games. (british-gym.com, 05 Jun 2007)
Other information FLORIDA UNIVERSITY
She was a sophomore [second year student] at University of Florida, United States of America, in 2010 where she competes on the university gymnastics team [the Gators]. At the 2010 NCAA Championships she earned a total of four All-America honours, tying for the most ever by a Gator freshman. She still represents her local club, Huntingdon Olympic Gym Club, in England. (gatorzone.com, 02 Sep 2010)

FAMILY ORIGINS
She is of Thai descent. (bbc.co.uk, 05 Jun 2010)