Name: Alisa Kano
Sport: Gymnastics
Discipline(s): Rhythmic Gymnastics
Event(s): Group
Height: 5-4
Weight: 105
DOB: 11/7/1994
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Hometown: New York, N.Y.
High School: Gramercy Arts High School (New York, N.Y.) '13
College: Oakton Community College, Undeclared
Team/Club: North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center
Olympic Experience
  • Olympian (2016)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 14th
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – 11th (5 ribbons); 13th (all-around); 15th (3 clubs, 2 hoops)
  • Years of participation: 2015
  • Top finish: 11th – 2015 (5 ribbons)
  • Member of the six-person team that gave the U.S. its first earned Olympic spot in rhythmic group competition with a 13th-place all-around finish at the 2015 world championships.
Other Career Highlights
  • 2015 Pan American Games, gold (6 clubs, 2 hoops); silver (all-around, 5 ribbons)
Personal: Daughter of Hirohisa and Eva Kano...Has one older brother, Daiji...Began gymnastics at age 9...Hobbies include drawing, photography, playing piano and cooking...Speaks Japanese...Lived in New York for 13 years before moving to Chicago to train at North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center.