ORLANDO, Fla. (July 13, 2021) — Following his phenomenal performance posting the second-best overall score at the 2021 US Olympic Gymnastics Team Trials last month, Yul Moldauer will represent the United States on the Men’s Gymnastics Team at the Tokyo Summer Olympics July 23 through Aug. 8.
Moldauer is an accomplished artistic gymnast and NCAA record holder and 2017 USA National Champion, has won three-time American Cup All-Around titles, and is a World medalist, according to a Tuesday press release from GymCrew Talent Management. Now he has achieved his lifelong dream to take part in the Olympics.
Moldauer will join fellow Team USA gymnasts Sam Mikulak, Brody Malone and Shane Wiskus to complete the four-person U.S. Olympic Men’s Gymnastics Team. The additional “plus-one” selection spot holder is Alec Yoder.
“Making the team is a special moment not just for me, but for everyone who has helped me and been on this long journey with me,” Moldauer said. “From elementary school through college, through all the coaches, through all the teammates, through my family and through my fans… This is a team effort, and everyone has had a huge impact. Making the team proves that if you want to reach a goal, you can do it. It takes time, it takes lows, it takes highs, but it also takes embracing the grind. No matter who you are or where you come from, embrace the grind and always believe. Let’s go Team USA.”
Moldauer, 24, was born in Seoul, South Korea and adopted by American parents before he was a year old. He grew up in Arvada, Colorado with three siblings, and he first experienced gymnastics at the age of seven when a local gym offered a free tryout. By age nine, he had made the Junior National Team.
Moldauer graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2020 after leading the school gymnastics team to three straight National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championships. He was just the second first-year in the NCAA – the highest division of sports in American universities – to win the national title in the all-around field.
Yul is coached by Alexander Artemev, Vladimir Artemev and Irina Bendassova.
“We are so excited to see Yul accomplish one of his childhood dreams,” said GymCrew Talent Manager Kerry Adderly. “Yul is one of the most humble athletes we have come across. For him to get this opportunity to compete on the world’s biggest and brightest stage, we couldn’t be more excited for him and everyone who has supported him in his journey to this point. He’s a star in the making.”