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Arkansas coach Wieber elected to hall of fame
Arkansas coach Jordyn Wieber directs her gymnasts Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, during the Razorbacks' meet with Georgia in Barnhill Arena in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas gymnastics coach Jordyn Wieber has been elected to the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame.
Wieber was an all-around gold medalist and won a silver medal in the floor exercise at the 2012 Olympics in London. She also won all-around gold, and bronze in the balance beam at the 2011 World Championships.
Wieber, 25, is the youngest member of this year's six-member hall of fame class. Others elected to the hall of fame are former gymnasts Morgan Hamm and Bridget Sloan, coaches Mary Wright and Yoichi Tomita, and Nora Campbell, a former rhythmic program director for USA Gymnastics.
Because of the covid-19 pandemic, this year's class will not be inducted until June 2021 during the U.S. Olympic trials in St. Louis.
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