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Hong in Hall of Fame
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 08/13/2013

STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford women’s gymnast Ivana Hong will be inducted into the U.S. Gymnastics Hall of Fame this weekend at the 2013 U.S. Championships in Hartford, Conn.

Hong and the U.S. earned the 2007 World Championships team gold medal in Stuttgart, Germany. It was Team USA’s second-ever team gold and the first outside the United States.

Hong will be inducted with 2007 World Championships teammates Shawn Johnson (West Des Moines, Iowa/Chow's Gymnastics), Nastia Liukin (Parker, Texas/WOGA), Samantha Peszek ( Indianapolis, Ind./DeVeau's Gymnastics), Alicia Sacramone ( Winchester, Mass./Brestyan's American Gymnastics), Shayla Worley  (Orlando/Orlando Metro), and Bridget Sloan (Pittsboro, Ind./Sharp's Gymnastics). The 2012 Olympic team and 2007 Tumbling World Championships team will also be inducted.

Hong will return to Stanford in the fall for her junior year after a successful sophomore campaign that included NCAA Norman Regional titles on beam and vault, a second-place finish in the all-around at the Pac-12 Championships and a first-team All-Pac-12 selection. She recorded Stanford's highest all-around score (39.575) and tied for the team-best score on vault (9.950).

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