Name: Laura Zeng
Sport: Gymnastics
Discipline(s): Rhythmic Gymnastics
Event(s): Individual
Height: 5-3
Weight: 95
DOB: 10/14/1999
Birthplace: Hartford, Conn.
Hometown: Libertyville, Ill.
High School: Libertyville High School (Libertyville, Ill.) '18
Team/Club: North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
Olympic Experience
  • Olympian (2016)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 11th
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – 7th (clubs); 8th (all-around); 10th (hoop); 14th (ball, ribbon)
  • Years of participation: 2015
  • Top finish: 7th (clubs) – 2015
  • Her eighth-place finish marked the highest all-around placement ever by a U.S. athlete at the world championships.
Youth Championship Experience
  • Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, bronze (all-around)
  • Became the first U.S. rhythmic gymnast to win a medal at an Olympic or Youth Olympic Games.
Other Career Highlights
  • 2015 Pan American Games, gold (all-around, hoop, ball, clubs, ribbon)
  • Became only the second rhythmic athlete ever to sweep all five Pan Am Games medals (2015).
Personal: Daughter of Li Chen and Tian Zeng...Has one sister, Yecca...Began gymnastics in 2007...Hobbies include reading, cooking, watching TV/movies and dancing...Favorite food is Italian...Favorite music artist is Michael Bublé...Speaks Mandarin Chinese.