Six individuals, representing four different gymnastics disciplines, comprise the 2014 class of inductees for the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame. The five athletes and coach are: long-time University of Illinois men’s gymnastics head coach Yoshi Hayasaki of Champaign, Ill.; 2002 World uneven bars champion and two-time Olympic medalist Courtney Kupets of Gaithersburg, Md.; 2008 Olympic all-around gold medalist Nastia Liukin of Plano, Texas; three-time U.S. rhythmic gymnastics all-around champion Lisa Wang of Libertyville, Ill.; and 2004 Olympic silver medalist Blaine Wilson of Worthington, Ohio. Acrobatic gymnastics judge and administrator Jola Jones of Fair Oaks, Calif., is the final member of the Class of 2014, receiving a Lifetime Achievement honor. The induction ceremony is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 22, at the Westin Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pa., during the 2014 P&G Gymnastics Championships and USA Gymnastics National Congress & Trade Show.
“This is an incredible group of individuals, who have contributed to gymnastics in a variety of ways – from the competition floor to the judges’ table and as one of the longest-serving university head coaches,” said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. “Congratulations to all of our inductees, and thank you for your contributions to our great sport.”