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18 November 2019
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The Monégasque Gymnastics Federation, under the high Patronage of His Serene Highness PrinceAlbert II of Monaco, are delighted to announce the participation of American Gymnast Katelyn Ohashi at the Gala International de Gymnastique Princess Grace. The event will be held at the Salle GastonMedecin, Stade Louis 11, Monaco on the weekend of 30 th  November and 1 st  December.

Katelyn will be accompanied by her Coach Valorie Kondos Field who has been a tremendous influence.

Miss Val as she is known is the retired head coach of the seven-time NCAA Champion, 22-time Regionaland 18-time Pac 12 Champion UCLA Women's Gymnastics team. Inducted into the UCLA Athletic Hall ofFame in 2010 she is also four-times "National Coach of the Year" and Coach of the century.Katelyn Ohashi is responsible for introducing a new audience to gymnastics after her brilliantly energeticroutine for the UCLA Gymnastics team earned her a perfect 10 and subsequently went viral with over 100million hits worldwide.

The routine showcased her amazing talent but more importantly the energy of her routine and obvious enjoyment made it impossible to watch without smiling.In celebration of the 90th anniversary of the birth of Princess Grace, the Gala International de Gymnastique will have a new format. Over the two-day event, international gymnasts will execute their performances in the hope to be awarded one of the four prestigious Princesse Grace trophies presented by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco. A jury of international gymnast specialists will determine which talented individual will receive one of the four trophies in the following disciplines: Female artistic gymnastics, Men's artistic gymnastics, Acrobatic gymnastics and Rhythmic Gymnastics.This year, Amber Lounge Lifestyle will be sponsoring of the 2019 Gala International de Gymnastique Princess Grace.

Amber Lounge have a long-standing reputation for supporting talented local and international athletes from sports as diverse as Formula 1 motor racing to cycling events such as The Champagne & Oyster Cycling Club of Monaco charity bike ride in aid of the Princesse Charlene of Monaco Foundation. and are particularly thrilled to be welcoming American Artistic Champion gymnast Katelyn Ohashi and her coach Valorie Kondos Field. They will join gymnasts who are aiming to competein the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo as well as other international athletes. Katelyn and Valorie will be guests of Amber Lounge Lifestyle throughout the weekend and will enjoy the delights of Monaco and Amber Lounge hospitality, while sharing share their inspirational story. We're always told to fit into this box and do what other people expect of us and be what other people expect of us. What I've learned is that to really be successful is to love every single thing you do and to find joy in that. I try and achieve my daily goal to make one thing more beautiful every single day.

I want to bring my joy of gymnastics and of life to Monaco and the Gala International de Gymnastique Princess Grace - Katelyn Ohashi.

Life is a big adventure that all comes down to choices. The choices you make are going to dictate the life you lead. When you understand that, this is when your life starts to come alive. I do not believe in failureand gratitude is the most important habit to train. I am fortunate to be invited to this wonderful Gala inMonaco alongside Katelyn." - Valorie Kondos Field. 

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