Meet Morgan Hamm, an American Olympic gymnast (just like his brother Paul Hamm). See photos, video and read a biography of Morgan below.
Morgan Hamm is in the news today as he announced that he is withdrawing from the Olympic gymnastics team because of an ankle injury, just 48 hours before the competition begins in Beijing. He was the only member on the squad who had any Olympic experience. His twin brother Paul withdrew from the Olympic team earlier last week.
As a biography, Morgan Hamm was born September 24, 1982 in Washburn, Wisconsin, so he is 25 years old. He stands 5 feet 6 inches tall.
Morgan attended Ohio State University and graduated in 2007, where he majored in exercise science.
Morgan, along with his twin brother, Paul, became the first set of twins to compete in a gymnastics competition (2000 Sydney). While at the Sydney Olympics, he placed fifth in the team competition and eight in the floor exercise.
He was part of the gymnastics team who won the silver at the 2003 World Championships.
In 2004, he competed at the Summer Olympics in Athens and together with his twin brother Paul and the rest of the U.S. team, they took home the silver in the team competition.
He returned to gymnastics in 2007 and competed in the Visa National Championships in the floor exercise and pommel horse. He competed at the 2008 U.S. Championships in Houston and placed 1st in the floor exercise, tied for 3rd in Vault, placed third in the horizontal bar, and eighth in the pommel horse.
He received a warning by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency last month when he was tested positive for glucocorticosteroid, and the results from the National competition on May 24th were tossed. He maintained that the drug was a medical necessity.
He was selected for the 2008 Olympic gymnastics team but had to withdraw because of an injury to his ankle.
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