Amira Ali, of Oakland Gymnastics, has finished up her last JO Club season with her long time club and Region 5. In the fall MiMi will embark on a new journey [college gymnastics] in Wisconsin at The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Amira, who is the younger sister of Region 5 Alum Riahanah Ali, has her sisters same “must watch” style on the floor and vault. The Ali sisters definitely know how to bring down the house during their floor routines they are always crowd favorites, especially being backed up by their mom Dyan [who knows every move] and the Oakland fan section. Let’s get to know Amira a little better as she leaves Region 5 and Oakland Gymnastics behind and heads for the cheese state.
How did you get into gymnastics? How old were you? I was three when my cousin had a birthday party at a gymnastics Training center and from then on I was put into gymnastic classes.
What is your favorite part of gymnastics? Getting new skills and being able to grow with my coaches and team.
What is your favorite meet to compete at? Luau in Leos
Biggest accomplishment in gymnastics so far? Being Level 9 National vault champion
Favorite skill to train and/or compete double tucks/Pikes on floor
Who do you most admire in the sport of gymnastics? Simone Biles
What is your all-time favorite leotard? Do you still your very first leo? My purple and black leo I stole from my sister
What is your favorite movie? The heat and the notebook
What do you want to be when you grow up? Occupational therapist
What is your favorite color? Hot pink
What do you like to do outside of Gymnastics? Go out to eat and be outside in the sun.
If you weren’t a gymnast, what sport would you do or try? Track or Volleyball
Favorite Vacation Destination? JAMAICA!
Check out Amira rock the in her final JO Competition at the 2017 Region 5 Championships