Madison Kocian is an American college artistic gymnast with a high-scoring uneven bar routine and spectacular skills in the event. She is the 2016 uneven bars silver medalist and 2015 world champion.
Madison, in addition to being an Olympian, is also a three-time world champion and has three gold medals on her own. She has competed in both the United States Secret Classic, National Championships, United States National Championships, and the NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Team.
Madison Kocian Bio, Age
June 15, 1997 is the birth date of one of the USA National Gymnastics Team, Madison Taylor Kocian was born in Dallas, Texas. Her parents discovered their daughter’s innate gymnastics abilities and put her in a class at a very young age. Madison usually rose from her crib, which prompted her parents to enroll her in a gym class where she could master her strengths.
As a child, she loved hanging in bars and using her strength to make sweaters. She was enrolled in the World Olympic Gymnastics Academy (WOGA) in Plano, Texas, and her parents started taking her there for her training. WOGA, owned by gymnastics coach Valeri Liukin, has also coached Olympic all-around champions Carly Patterson and Nastia Liukin.
Carly and Nastia were Madison’s early inspirations and she even considers Nastia, who is also her role model, her big sister. Her earliest memories of gymnastics include her fifth birthday celebrations which were celebrated at a local gymnasium, the ASI Gymnasium and watching Carly Patterson on TV during the 2004 Olympics.
Madison in addition to training at the same club with her role models, they also attended the same school, Spring Creek Academy, in Plano, Texas. She was part of the 2015 class and committed to attending the University of California, Los Angeles in 2016, where she is a member of NCAA women’s gymnastics.
At the age of 12, Madison was named to the US Junior National Team in 2009. She was selected to be part of Team USA at the Top Gym Junior competition in Charleroi, Belgium. There she competed in eventing, uneven bar, and balance beam, each winning a medal for those categories.
Her junior career, however, came to an end in 2012, the same year she injured her wrist.
This category seems to be her area of expertise and her best event where she displays her talents as a spectator, although she has proven time and time again that she is an all-around champion. Making her senior career debut in 2013, Madison won a silver medal at the Secret US Classic, held in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
In 2014, at the national level, she competed on the balance beam and uneven bars and won a silver medal on the bar, placing fifth on the beam. At the final round of the Pan American Championships, Madison Kocian finished second on bars with a score of 14.825.
At the 2015 Secret US Classic, the gymnast finished first on the uneven bars with a score of 15.600. She had behind her the Olympic all-around champion and uneven bars finalist, Gabby Douglas and Bailie Key.
The year 2015 saw her join the US Senior National Gymnastics Team at the World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland where she anchored the team on the uneven bars to win her third consecutive team title. The star gymnast qualified third in the uneven bars final and earned a score of 15.366. The result put her in a historic four-way tie for the individual gold medals alongside Russia’s Viktoria Komova and Daria Spiridonova and China’s Fan Yilin.
This feat places her in the league of the American sports world champions on the uneven bars and gives her the third title of world champion on the uneven bars in her gym, WOGA.
On August 14, 2016, Madison Kocian became the second U.S. Olympic medalist on the uneven bars after her role model, Natsia Luikin, in 2008 after winning silver in the final of the uneven bars event.
True to her dreams of becoming like her idols, Carly and Natsia, Madison became the third WOGA Olympic champion after them. Even in her college career, she continues to be first in her favorite event.
She barely misses the top three places in this event and has no recorded injuries. The balance beam, however, was an event where she recorded the highest number of injuries, ranging from a broken or twisted wrist to an injured ankle.
At the 2013 Pan American Championships in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, Madison competed and helped Team USA claim first place.
At the 2014 World Championships in Nanning, China, she contributed to the gold medal for the national team by competing in the team final on bars.
She also competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro in the uneven bars event placing first and qualifying for the final. During the final, she anchored Team USA on bars and contributed 15.933 points to their total. This became the second consecutive team gold medal at the Olympics.
The team consisting of Madison Kocian, Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, Simone Biles and Laurie Hernandez have qualified as runners-up as they will be the last five-girl team at the Olympics.
Madison Kocian Net Worth
The young gymnast has made a major milestone in her career and would make a fortune out of it.
She has earned cash prizes through her winnings including the 2016 Rio Olympics where she received a cash prize of $25,000 as the gold medalist. Also in the same event, she received $15,000 for winning the silver medal in the individual events on the uneven bars.
However, his net worth or salary has not been disclosed.
Madison Kocian Family, Boyfriend
Madison was raised Catholic alongside her younger brother, Ty, an athlete to their parents, Thomas and Cindy Kocian. Her parents have been her biggest supporters since the moment she discovered her skills and they are committed to driving her to the gym every day for her training.
She shares beautiful photos of her family and credits them for her happiness and success. As such, she enjoys them and would try new Pinterest recipes for family dinners. Her favorite activities include shopping with her mother and watching television with her father.
For the gymnast, her faith looms large in her life and she would always visit local churches wherever she went to compete, even if it was just to see their unique architecture and decoration.
For her, working with children no matter where her next passion would be after sports.
She is still young and many years ahead of her. With her graduation and more championships to go, Madison doesn’t seem interested in a romance or a relationship. She is single and would have a date in the future.
Madison Konica has an athletic build and stands at 1.57m tall which is around 5 feet 1 inches. The champion gymnast weighs around 46kg, which as expected is well set to keep her active in sports. Her body measures 32-26-30 inches. Probably, she could add some more heights in a few years, since she is still young.