10 minutes with: Elizabeth Price


Full Twist writer Anna Rose Johnson catches up with USA’s Elizabeth Price.

Elizabeth “Ebee” Price, born on May 28th 1996, was the winner of the 2012 World Cup competitions in Stuttgart and Glasgow. Her strength and flexibility is a convincing combination and helped her to finish fifth in the all-around at the 2012 U.S. Championships in June. Elizabeth was also fourth at the Olympic Trials (finishing ahead of Olympian Kyla Ross!), and became an alternate for the Olympic team.

Not only does this talented gymnast perform a spectacular Amanar vault, but she also shines on uneven bars, the U.S. team’s weakest event. She trains at Parkettes Gymnastics in Allentown, PA, under coaches Bill and Donna Strauss.

Elizabeth unfortunately had to withdraw from the 2013 American Cup on March 2nd due to a strained hip muscle. Nevertheless, she remains in the gym training for future meets.

Recently, Elizabeth answered a few questions for Full Twist, and I’m delighted to share them with you!

Full Twist: What was the best part of competing in the World Cup competitions?

Elizabeth: The best part of competing in the World Cup competitions was being able to experience what it’s like competing at such a high level international competition. Most of the girls I competed against went to the Olympics, so it was cool that I got to compete against Olympic athletes and win by such a great margin.

Full Twist: What’s your favorite skill to perform?

Elizabeth:My favorite skills to perform are my double-double and double-layout on floor.

Full Twist: Is there any gymnast in particular whom you especially admire?

Elizabeth:When I was younger my favorite gymnast was Courtney Kupets, but I admired all the girls who had gone to the Olympics and World Championships.

Full Twist: What advice would you give to other gymnasts?

Elizabeth: The advice that I would give to other gymnasts would be to never give up. Everyone has bad days, and sometimes practice can be hard, but that’s what makes achieving your goals feel that much better.

Full Twist: What do you enjoy doing outside of gymnastics?

Elizabeth:Outside of gymnastics, I enjoy shopping, reading, going to the movies, and spending time with my family and friends.

Full Twist: Can you tell us when your next competition might be?

Elizabeth:My next competition may be the World Cup Competition in Japan, but if I’m not healed enough to compete in that meet, my next competition will probably be Classics.

Thanks to Elizabeth for taking the time out to chat with Anna and best of luck to her with the healing process.

Image via Getty Images.


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