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Chris Brooks

Chris Brooks
Gymnastics USA

Chris Brooks

Chris Brooks
  • Birth date 12/19/1986
  • Birthplace Houston, Texas
  • Hometown Houston, Texas
  • Residence Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Height/Weight 5'8"/ 163 lbs


Chris Brooks has had a long career in gymnastics, and finally made his Olympic debut at 29 years old. He considered retirement after serving as an alternate at the 2012 London Olympics, but instead continued competing in order to take a shot at the Rio Games. A thumb injury in 2013, shoulder injury in 2014 and ankle injury in 2015 didn’t deter him. His hard work paid off when he won bronze in the all-around, silver on the parallel bars and gold on high bar at the 2015 P&G Championships. He was originally named an alternate on that year’s world championship team, but was made a full team member after another gymnast, Sam Mikulak, suffered an ankle injury. In his second Worlds appearance, Brooks finished fifth with the U.S. men’s team and sixth individually in the horizontal bar final. At the two Olympic selection events in June 2016, Brooks was the model of consistency. Over 24 routines he had no major mistakes or falls, and finished second place in the all-around at both the P&G Championships and Olympic Trials.
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Getting to know Chris Brooks


Competed in collegiate gymnastics for the University of Oklahoma from 2005 to 2009


Reigning national champion on parallel bars


Father, sister and brother were all gymnasts

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