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Our next 20 Questions feature is with DeVeau’s School of Gymnastics Senior Mia Lord. Mia, who was a 2016 Yahtzee Award Winner, has competed at three JO Nationals in her career and admires a former DeVeau’s Gymnast. Mia mixes power and grace with her contagious smile, she is certainly one to watch. Let’s get to know Mia Lord a little bit better as she embarks on her final season as a Region 5 Athlete.
How did you get into Gymnastics? How old were you? I got into gymnastics because my mom was a gymnastics coach, and she would always take me into the gym with her. She could never get me to sit still and stop climbing on all the equipment, so she signed me up for my first class when I was about three.
What is your favorite part of gymnastics? My favorite part of gymnastics is competing and getting to show off all the skills I work so hard on in the gym.
What is your favorite meet to compete at? My favorite meet to compete at is Circle of Stars because DeVeau’s is the host, and all my friends get to come watch me, and it just gets super hype.
Favorite skill to train and/or compete? My favorite skill is my series, which is a front aerial-back handspring-layout stepout.
Dream Skill? My dream skill is a double arabian on floor.
What is your all time favorite leotard? My all-time favorite leo is my gym’s new competition leo because I got to help design it, and I’m obsessed with all the sparkles on it.
What were the first Olympic Games you remember watching? The first Olympic Games I remember watching were the 2008 Olympics when Nastia & Shawn took first and second.
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a neuropsychologist.
What is your favorite color? My favorite color is purple.
What do you like to do outside of gymnastics? I like to eat, sleep, and listen to music outside of gymnastics.
If you could live anywhere in the world where would you live?If I could live anywhere in the world I would probably live in Switzerland because it’s so pretty there.
If you could have lunch with anyone dead or alive who would it be and why?If I could have lunch with anyone it would be Ariana Grande because she is my idol, and I worship her.
Tell me something interesting about yourself…..I have double jointed thumbs.
Watch the vault that earned Mia the 2016 1st annual Yahtzee “Best Stick” Award
Here is Mia competing her on her favorite event, the balance beam, at the 2016 JO Nationals