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Levi Jung-Ruivivar: Proud Philippines’ Olympic Representative for Paris 2024

Levi Jung-Ruivivar, the youngest delegate for the Philippines in the Paris 2024 Olympics, brings maturity and pride beyond her years. Her journey to the Olympics reflects not only her exceptional talent but also her dedication to representing her country with honor.

Securing the Olympic Spot

At just 18, Ruivivar secured her Olympic spot with a remarkable performance at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup series in Doha, Qatar. Despite the pressure, she rose to the occasion and secured a silver medal in the uneven bars.

In a significant move in September 2023, Ruivivar transitioned from the USA federation to the Philippine federation. This transition paved the way for a historic campaign in Paris 2024, marking a pivotal moment for Philippine gymnastics.

Philippines’ Team Dynamics

Ruivivar will not be the sole Filipino gymnast at the Olympics. She will be joined by Carlos Yulo, Aleah Finnegan, and Emma Malabuyo, forming a supportive and close-knit team. Their camaraderie and support for each other reflect the unity and strength of the Philippine gymnastics team.

While Ruivivar qualified through the uneven bars, she has confirmed her participation in the all-around event. This means she will compete not only in the uneven bars but also in floor exercise, balance beam, and vault, showcasing her versatility and skill across different disciplines.

In preparation for the upcoming challenge, Ruivivar will return to Dallas, Texas, to put the finishing touches on her training regimen. Her dedication to training and preparation underscores her commitment to delivering her best performance at the Olympics.

Philanthropic Efforts

Despite her brief visit to the Philippines, Ruivivar made a lasting impact by inspiring young gymnasts and donating her old leotards. Her dedication to giving back and inspiring the next generation showcases her character and commitment to Philippine gymnastics.

As Levi Jung-Ruivivar prepares to represent the Philippines in the Paris 2024 Olympics, her journey reflects not only her individual talent but also the unity and strength of the Philippine gymnastics team. With her determination, skill, and pride in representing her country, Ruivivar embodies the spirit of Olympic excellence.

 

Read Also: Nine Filipino Athletes Secure Spots in Paris 2024 Summer Olympics

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Written by Marjo Piedad

Traveler | Foodie | CONTENT EDITOR
📍Cebu, Philippines
 
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