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Chow, Liang - Director

Chow's Gymnastics is the home of Liang Chow. Chow is well known for his excellence as a coach and for training Olympic Gold Medalist Shawn Johnson, but Chow was also an exceptional gymnast for the Chinese National team. Throughout his competitive gymnastics career, he received numerous honors and winning more than 30 International Gold Medals. In 1990, Chow won the All-Around title and became the XIV World Cup Master Champion. That year he also became the Asian Games Champion. In 1989, Chow was a Bronze Medalist at the 1989 World Championship.

After moving to the United States and coaching the men's and women's gymnastics teams at the University of Iowa, Chow opened his own world-class gymnastics training facility in West Des Moines, Iowa. It is here that he trained Shawn Johnson & Gabby Douglas. He continually trains other Olympic hopefuls and strives to provide the highest-quality gymnastics program possible in the United States.

Athletic Achievements

  • XIV World Cup Master Champion in All Around (1990)
  • Bronze Medalist, 1989 World Championship
  • Asian Games Champion (1990)
  • Over 30 International Gold Medals
  • Numerous Chinese National Championship Titles
  • Former Chinese National World Team Co-Captain Certifications


Career Achievements

  • 2012 National Coach of the Year
    (voted by US Olympic Committee & Pan American Olympic Committee)
  • 2009 Region 4 Coach of the Year
  • 2008 Senior Elite Coach of the Year
  • 2007 National Coach of the Year
    (voted by US Olympic Committee & Pan American Olympic Committee)
  • 2007 Senior Elite Coach of the Year
  • 2004 State of Iowa Coach of the Year
  • 2000 State of Iowa Coach of the Year

 

  • Coach of 2012 London Olympic Games Gold Medal Team
  • Personal Coach of 2012 London Olympic Games All-around Champion -
    Gabby Douglas
  • Personal Coach of 2012 London Olympic Games Gold Medalist -
    Gabby Douglas
  • Coach of 2011 World Champion Team at World Championships in Tokyo, Japan
  • Head Coach of 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Silver Medal Team
  • Head Coach of 2007 Stuttgart World Championship Gold Medal Team
  • Personal Coach of 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Beam Champion -
    Shawn Johnson
  • Personal Coach of 2008 Beijing Olympic Games All Around Silver Medalist - Shawn Johnson
  • Personal Coach of 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Floor Silver Medalist -
    Shawn Johnson
  • Personal Coach of 2007 World Champion in All Around (Stuttgart) -
    Shawn Johnson
  • Personal Coach of 2007 World Champion in Floor (Stuttgart) -
    Shawn Johnson
  • U.S. Head Coach of 2007 World Champion Team at World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany (September 1-9, 2007)
  • U.S. Head Coach of 2007 Pan American Games Champion Team in
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (July 14-18, 2007)
  • U.S. Head Coach of 2006 Pacific Alliance Champion Team in
    Honolulu, Hawaii (April 13-15, 2006)
  • U.S. Head Coach of 2006 Jr. Pan American Games Champion Team in Ottawa, Canada (August 21-27, 2006)
  • Coach of 2007 U.S. National Team at USA vs. Great Britain in
    Lisburn, North Ireland (March 17-18, 2007)
  • Coach of 2007 U.S. National Team at American Cup in
    Jacksonville, Florida (March 2-3, 2007)
  • Coach of 2006 U.S. National Team at Gymnix Invitational in
    Montreal, Canada (March 18-19, 2006)
  • Coach of 2005 U.S. National Team at Top Gym Invitational in
    Belgium (October 21-22, 2005)
  • Coach of 2005 U.S. National Team at USA vs. Japan and Australia in Houston, Texas (January 19, 2005)
  • 1991-1998, Seven years coaching at the University of Iowa for both
    Men's & Women's Teams (5 gymnasts made the U.S. National Mens' Team)

 

 
 

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