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Yewki Tomita

Gymnastics

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Biography
Tomita's parents, Yoichi and Setsuko, are gym owners and he has two sisters. He is looking toward some sort of international business career that offers him the opportunity to travel. He enjoys basketball, golf, playing poker and participating in various community service and outreach programs. Surgeries kept him out of the last quadrennium and he had shoulder surgery in the spring of 2006. He has his sights on an Olympic gold medal.

Personal Information
Hometown: Tucson, AZ
Began Gymnastics In: 1980
How did you get involved?: I was born into it since my dad was and is a coach.
Favorite Gymnastics Thing: The challenge of pursuing perfection and the highs and sometimes lows of competing. It is such a rush!
Favorite Event: High Bar
Goals: Olympic Gold Medal Team in 2008, challenge for the gold on pommel horse and high bar at the '08 Games
Grade: Graduate
Major: Business Marketing
Favorite School Subject: Introduction to Acting, Chinese, and Macroeconomics

Interests Outside the Gym
Favorite Music/Book: Music: all sorts Book:
Favorite TV Show: 24, World Poker Tour, Sportscenter, Entourage, Sopranos, Nip/Tuck, Lost, and CSI (most via DVD)
Favorite Food: Dessert
Hobbies: Poker, Yoga, basketball, reading, and eating
Other Sports Involvement: Corn Hole Champion at July 4th Olympics in Columbus, Ohio in 2006
Charity: Many projects throughout the year

National Competition Results
2008 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev.:
2007 Visa Championships, San Jose, Calif.: 4th-HB(T)
2007 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev.: 1st-PH; 4th-FX(T)
2006 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev.: 1st-HB; 2nd-PB
2005 Visa Championships, Indianapolis, Ind.: 1st-PH; 2nd-HB
2005 Winter Cup Challenge, Las Vegas, Nev.:

International Competition Results
2007 Toyota Cup, Toyota City, Japan: 7th-HB
2006 World Cup, Lyon, France: 1st-HB
2005 World Championships, Melbourne, Australia:
1999 Pontiac International Team Championships, Richmond, Va.: 1st-Team
1999 World Championships, Tianjin, China: 6th-Team; 25th-AA
1998 Pacific Alliance Championships, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada: 3rd-Team, PH(T)
1998 Goodwill Games, New York, N.Y.: 3rd-PH