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Leanne Wong, the outstanding 20-year-old gymnast, showcased her talent last year as part of Team USA women, clinching a gold medal at the 2023 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships. This year, she continues to captivate gymnastics enthusiasts as a pivotal member of the University of Florida gymnastics team throughout the 2024 season.

Her recent feats have solidified her stature as a true force in collegiate gymnastics. In a thrilling showdown against the LSU Tigers on February 23, Wong reached new heights, achieving an awe-inspiring all-around score of 39.875, the highest in the nation. This remarkable accomplishment has earned her a prestigious title, marking a historic moment in her career.

Leanne Wong makes history with the Florida Gators

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Taking to Instagram, Leanne Wong shared a celebratory five-image carousel post from the LSU vs. Gators meet, expressing, “My team & Gator Nation makes these moments even more special!” She even shared incredible news, stating, “honored to be the 15th NCAA gymnast to earn a GYM SLAM” signifying her achievement of a perfect 10.0 score in all four gymnastics apparatuses during her collegiate career.

 

 

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Despite reaching this milestone, Wong and the Gators remain focused on future goals, acknowledging the support received from their team, coaches, friends, and fans. However, the good news about Leanne Wong does not stop here.

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She was also given a huge honor

The accolades for Leanne Wong continue as she, alongside Anya Pilgrim, another standout gymnast from the University of Florida, received the SEC Gymnast of the Week award for attaining the highest all-around score in the nation (39.875) during the meet. Additionally, Anya Pilgrim secured her third consecutive SEC Freshman of the Week award for achieving a collegiate-high all-around score of 39.65 in the same meet. This marks Wong’s fourth SEC Gymnast of the Week honor as she continues her journey toward greatness, securing her third consecutive all-around title of the season.

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With a total of 52 career event titles, Leanne Wong is now tied for 12th among Gators, showcasing her remarkable consistency and skill. As fans celebrate these stellar achievements by Wong, they eagerly anticipate the next matchup, when the University of Florida gymnastics team will face off against the University of Kentucky on Sunday, March 3, at Rupp Arena. This meet holds significant importance as it will determine the SEC regular-season title, with Florida currently leading with a 5-1 record. What are your thoughts on this incredible achievement? Comment below!

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