Alexandra (of Mayan Secrets) has been inducted into the US Gymnastics Hall of Fame (last week).
It will be aired on NBC Sept 1 along with the US MENS NATIONAL
CHAMPIONSHIPS. here's some information off the US gymnastics website...
Alexandra Nicholson - Athlete
A two-time world champion in trampoline. Described as the greatest woman trampolinist in the history of the sport. Recently honored by the World Acrobatic Society. Was never defeated in any competition she entered. Held record for highest start value and degree of difficulty in competition for several years until improvements of the trampoline were enforced. Currently runs the Maruba Resort and
Jungle Spa in Belize. http://www.usa-gymnastics.org/safety-and-education/congress/2002/hof02.html
A two-time world champion in trampoline (1972, 1974), Nicholson was undefeated in the six years that she competed for coach Bob Bollinger of Trampoline Town USA. In addition to her World Championships success, Nicholson also won 12 national titles. She was the first woman in the world to ever compete a "Triffes", a forward triple somersault with a half twist. She remains the last U.S. trampolinist to have won a gold medal in international competition.
Nicholson's trampoline fame led her to guest performances at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, the Mike Douglas Show, with the Harlem Globetrotters, at Buckingham Palace in London for Queen Elizabeth, in the movie "Billy Jack", and as the featured half-time entertainment at a Los Angeles Lakers basketball game. Upon the completion of her trampoline career, Nicholson attended UCLA, where she competed for both the gymnastics and track teams.
In 2001, Nicholson was honored with the title of "Acrobatic Legend" from the World Acrobatic Society. She was described as "The Greatest Woman Trampolinist" in the history of the sport. Nicholson currently resides in Belize, where she is the owner of Mayan Secrets, a business which promotes Belize through the manufacturing of skin and beauty products made from all natural ingredients found in the Belizean rainforests. http://www.usa-gymnastics.org/news/2002/july26-02halloffame.html
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALEXANDRA! WHAT AN INCREDIBLE ATHLETE AS WELL AS PERSON!
Here's her website: http://MayanSecrets.com
[This message has been edited by Marty (edited 08-22-2002).]