Madison Kocian Biography

    Published On Jan 18, 2018
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    Date of Birth: 1997 , June-15
    Birth Nation: United States
    Height: 5 Feet 2 Inch
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    Madison Kocian of American nationality of white ethnicity. She feels her inspiration to Carly Patterson and Nastia Liukin particularly Nastia Liukin whom she looked up to as her role model and to an elder sister. She attended the same school that her idol once attended. She is well-known for her mesmerizing skills that she displays on the uneven bar.

    During her school years, she was named Junior US National Team in 2012. During the same year, she broke her wrist doing a handspring on the balance beam and had to left the team for several months.

    After her recovery, she started her senior career making it to Senior US national team. She initially competed in qualifying rounds of 2014 World Championships but came up short. Eventually, she supported team USA to gain gold in the uneven bars event.

    During 2015, Madison Kocian was again named to the senior national team and took part at World Championships event at Scotland where she found herself in a four-way tie for the gold for the uneven bars with Viktoria Komova, Daria Spiridonova, and Fan Yilin. Her team competed for gold at the competition.

    Kocian helped the U.S. women's gymnastics team to win coveted gold with a score 15.933 on the uneven bars along with Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, Simone Biles, and Laurie Hernandez at 2016 Rio Olympics held in Brazil. The team dubbed themselves as “The Final Five.” They were the third woman gymnastic team to win gold after 1996 and 2012.

    The 20-year-old Kocian later at the event won a silver medal in the individual uneven bars event. She scored 15.833, she finished right behind Russian gymnast Aliya Mustafina, who took gold with a score of 15.900.

    Currently, no rumors and controversy are surrounding her personal or professional life. It looks the athlete is focused much on her career and stay out of the limelight. No report about her affairs, or having a boyfriend is seen or heard by media.

    Madison was featured in the video of Under Armour's "Rule Yourself" advertisement campaign. She is currently attending the University of California, Los Angeles in 2016, thus aligning herself with the UCLA Bruins gymnastics program.

    Although her net worth or her salary scale yet to reveal, as of 2016, the US Olympics Committee has given her $3,000 a month as a stipend to its Gymnastics team. She was awarded a cash prize of $25,000 for winning gold medals in the 2016 Rio Olympics. As well as, received $15,000 for winning the silver medal in the individual uneven bars events.

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    Born to parents to Thomas and Cindy Kocian Dallas Texas, United States of America

    1997

    Madison Kocian is an artistic gymnast born on 15th June 1997 to Thomas and  Cindy Kocian. She has a younger brother who is also an athlete.

    Career started Junior US National Team

    2012

    Madison Kocian was named to the Junior US National Team during her schooling years. Once, she got an accident and injured during a practice session. The injury sidelines her for several months

    Senior Career Senior US National Team

    2014

    After healing from the wrist injury, she started her senior career by joining Senior US national team. She failed to qualify for world championships in the same year but helped the team to secure the gold medal.

    Won Gold and silver at the event 2016 Rio Olympics

    2016

    Madison Kocian helped the US gymnastics women team to get the gold medals on the uneven bar event. Later, in the same event, she secured a silver medal for her country in the individual uneven bars competition.