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GEBESHIAN Houry (ARM)

Identity

Title
Ms
Gender
female
Lastname
GEBESHIAN
Firstname
Houry
Country
Armenia
City
CLEVELAND, OH
Country of birth
United States of America
Place of birth
-
Year of birth
1989
Height
152 cm / 5' 0''
Weight
48 kg / 106 lb
Discipline(s)
Women's Artistic Gymnastics
Instagram account
Facebook page
Twitter account
LinkedIn account

Occupation

Athlete, Coach, Doctor

Education

Science - University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA

Family

Partner Duane Ehredt Jr.

Spoken languages

Armenian, English

Club

Gymnastics World [United States]

International senior debut

2011 for Armenia, World Championships in Tokyo, Japan (asbarez.com, 20 Nov 2015)

Injuries

She suffered a stress fracture in her heel a month before the 2011 World Championships in Tokyo, Japan, but still competed at the event. Due to the heel injury she missed out on qualification for the 2012 Olympic Games in London by one spot but made the reserve team for the Games. (flogymnastics.com, 16 Oct 2015; thegymter.net, 31 Jan 2016; loveandlattesblog.com, 16 Mar 2016; Facebook page, 11 Apr 2016)

Start sporting career

She took up gymnastics at age five at a local YMCA club before coaches advised her to train at the Massachusetts Gymnastics Center in Waltham, MA, United States. (flogymnastics.com, 16 Oct 2015; thegymter.net, 31 Jan 2016)

Reason for taking up the sport

"I took gymnastics very seriously, but I loved going in every single day. I was a very active child and my mum needed an outlet for all my excess energy as I somehow always wiggled out of the car seat every time I was in our car as a child." (flogymnastics.com, 16 Oct 2015)

Trainings

She trains for 16 hours a week due to her full-time job as a physician. (flogymnastics.com, 16 Oct 2015; thegymter.net, 31 Jan 2016; Facebook page, 11 Apr 2016)

Most memorable sporting achievement

Competing at the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. (asbarez.com, 20 Nov 2015)

Most influential person in career

Her former coach at the University of Iowa, Linas Gaveika, (flogymnastics.com, 16 Oct 2015)

Philosophy / Motto

"It is never too late to deliver a dream." (thegymter.net, 31 Jan 2016)

Additional information

General
NAMED ELEMENT
In August 2016 the International Gymnastics Federation [FIG] announced that an element on the uneven bars had been named after her in the FIG Official Code of Points. The move is executed when she undertakes a hecht mount with a 360 degree turn with repulsion off the low bar to the high bar. The naming of the element came after she performed it at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro where she became the first female artistic gymnast to compete for Armenia at the Olympic Games. (fig-gymnastics.com, 30 Aug 2016)

COMPETING FOR ARMENIA
Born in the United States of America to Armenian parents, she was asked to consider representing Armenia by one of her father's friends in 2010. "One of my dad's friends was on the National Olympic Committee of Armenia and they were looking for female athletes - they don't really have many female representatives. He asked if I would be willing to compete for Armenia, and I thought, 'Why not?'" (armenianweekly.com, 21 Mar 2016)

OCCUPATION
She is a certified physician assistant with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants [NCCPA] since June 2014, working as a full-time physician's assistant in the Department of Surgery on the Labor and Delivery Floor at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH, United States. (Linkedin profile, 2016; flogymnastics.com, 16 Oct 2015; loveandlattesblog.com, 16 Mar 2016)

FURTHER EDUCATION
In 2014 she completed a master's degree in medical science at Wake Forest University in the United States. (Linkedin profile, 2016)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
Since 2013 she is a certified trainer with the National Athletic Trainers' Association [NATA]. (Linkedin profile, 2016)

Last update : 2016-09-15

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
38
Score Qualif.
53.848 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
53
Score Qualif.
13.666
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
53
Score Qualif.
13.266
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
61
Score Qualif.
12.900
All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
46
Score Qualif.
52.415 
Vault
Rank Final
8
Score Final
13.341
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
12.908
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
50
Score Qualif.
13.133
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
61
Score Qualif.
12.733
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
67
Score Qualif.
12.566
All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
68
Score Qualif.
51.965 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
71
Score Qualif.
12.966
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
131
Score Qualif.
12.033
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
100
Score Qualif.
12.866
All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
128
Score Qualif.
45.899 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
133
Score Qualif.
11.133
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
181
Score Qualif.
10.633
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
157
Score Qualif.
11.633
All-Around
Rank Final
19
Score Final
51.198 
Rank Qualif.
28
Score Qualif.
51.165 
Vault
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
19
Score Qualif.
13.199
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
31
Score Qualif.
12.733
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
55
Score Qualif.
11.966
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
29
Score Qualif.
12.733

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