Yul Moldauer will be a familiar name for most fans of men's gymnastics.

His Olympic debut in Tokyo was just one stop on a career that has already seen incredible highs: a ten-time NCAA Champion, two-time bronze medalist at the World Championships and nine-time gold medalist at the Winter Cup, Moldauer is poised to be a strong leader for a U.S. gymnastics team that has high hopes heading into the 2024 Paris Olympics. 

Get to know more about the veteran gymnast ahead of the Games.

Athlete Bio

How old is Yul Moldauer?

Yul Moldauer is 27 years old and was born on August 26, 1996.

How tall is Yul Moldauer?

Yul Moldauer is 5-foot-3.

Where is Yul Moldauer from?

Yul Moldauer was born in Seoul, South Korea, but was adopted as a baby and grew up on a farm in Arvada, CO.

Who are Yul Moldauer’s parents?

Yul Moldauer’s parents are Peter and Orsa Moldauer. He also has three siblings named Leah, Sorcha and Sundo.

How old was Yul Moldauer when he started competing in gymnastics?

Yul Moldauer joined a local gym when he was seven years old as a way to burn off extra energy.  He was nine years old when he made the Junior National Team, and at 10 years old, he joined 5280 Gymnastics and met his coaches, the Artemev family.

Where did Yul Moldauer go to college?

Yul Moldauer attended the University of Oklahoma, where he graduated with an undergraduate degree in communications in May 2020.

Career highlights

How many Olympics has Yul Moldauer been to?

Yul Moldauer made his Olympic debut at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 where he placed sixth in the men’s floor exercise and was a part of the U.S. men’s team that placed fifth in the team event. 

What did Yul Moldauer win while he was at Oklahoma?

Yul Moldauer had a prolific career while competing at Oklahoma. In 2016, he became the second freshman to win the NCAA title in the all-around competition, leading the Sooners to the first of three consecutive team championships they would win with Moldauer. He holds the second all-time record for most All-America honors with 18, in addition to his 10 NCAA Championship gold medals. In 2019, he won the Nissen-Emery Award, which is given annually to the best male collegiate gymnast in the country.

How did Yul Moldauer do at the 2023 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships?

Yul Moldauer was a part of the U.S. team that won bronze at the 2023 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Antwerp, Belgium. He also advanced to the parallel bar event finals. 

How many medals does Yul Moldauer have?

Yul Moldauer has won many medals throughout his career. He has two World Championship bronze medals: the 2023 team bronze medal as well as a bronze medal on floor exercise in 2017. He has won nine gold medals at the Winter Cup along with six silver medals and four bronze medals. He also has five gold medals at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships and claimed three gold medals at the 2023 Pan American Championships, raising his total in that competition to six gold medals. 

The road to Paris

Is Yul Moldauer going to the 2024 Paris Olympics?

Yul Moldauer will look to secure his spot in Paris as a veteran and leader to the U.S. men’s gymnastics team after earning his spot at the Olympic Team Trials in Minneapolis, MN. He locked in his spot with a gold medal in parallel bars at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships at the end of May. 

Where does Yul Moldauer train?

Yul Moldauer still trains at 5280 Gymnastics, the same club he started with when he was 10 years old. He also has kept the same coaches, remaining with Vladimir Artemev and his other coaches Alexander and Irina Artemev.

What events has Yul Moldauer won in 2024?

Yul Moldauer has had a dominant start to the 2024 season, kicking off with two gold medals in the all-around and floor events and a silver in parallel bars at the 2024 Winter Cup in Louisville, KY. He added three more gold medals at the Pacific Rim Championships in Cali, Colombia in the all-around, floor and still rings events, before securing a gold medal in parallel bars and a silver medal in floor at the Xfinity U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Fort Worth, TX.

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