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Martha Karolyi on Pac Rims and Upcoming Plans

on April 12, 2014

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Martha Karolyi speaks with us right after the senior event finals about Team USA's performance at the Pac Rims. She is pleased with the consistency the gymnasts showed and tells us about the keys to success. She also talks about Chow and calls him one of her favorite coaches.

Martha is the USA Women's National Team Coordinator. Her duties include selecting athletes from the National Team to represent the US in competitions, determining apparatus lineups at the competitions and as an overseer of the gymnasts' training, skills and routines. Martha has been the Team Coordinator since 2001 but has said she will step down from her position in 2012.

She is originally from Romania, but she and her husband traveled to the US in the early 1980s to train US gymnasts. She and her husband, Bela, have trained many Olympic gymnasts including Nadia Comaneci, Mary Lou Retton, Betty Okino, Kim Zmeskal, Kerri Strug, Dominique Dawes and Dominique Moceanu.

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