LDS 10-Year-Old Wins National Gymnastic Award

by | Aug. 07, 2017

Mormon Life

Even Olympian gold medalist Simone Biles noticed young Lundyn VanderToolen, sending her a special video after this incredible achievement.

Lundyn VanderToolen, a 10-year-old LDS gymnast from Utah, was named International Gymnast Magazine’s Junior Olympic Gymnast of the Year. She is the first gymnast from Utah to win the award.

“It’s a huge honor,” said Ryan Kirkham, Lundyn’s coach, in a video posted on her YouTube channel. “It’s a huge honor for her, it’s a huge honor for the gym. We’re super excited. She deserves it, for sure.”

Lundyn started doing gymnastics when she was just 5 years old.

“I started watching the Olympics and I just wanted to do it,” Lundyn said about her inspiration to start doing gymnastics.

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