Alexander Naddour, born in 1991, in Oklahoma, USA, is an American gymnast.

Naddour is a member of the gymnastics team that will represent the United States at the World Championships in October 2011, a competition that will provide a preview of the 2012 Olympics in London.

Naddour comes from a family of gymnasts. Naddour said, “My dad was a gymnast at ASU (Arizona State University), my mom was a gymnast at Ohio State, my brother Anthony is a gymnast (23), my stepbrother is a gymnast (18), my step-sister is a cheerleader (13), and my dad owns USA Youth Fitness Center in Gilbert, Ariz. I was basically born into gymnastics.”

Despite the gymnastics gene, Naddour realizes that reaching the top of the sport can’t come without lots of dedication and practice.

“I wake up and go to school, then gym, then sleep,” Naddour said. “I’m currently finishing up my sophomore year at the University of Oklahoma, and my major is business management. Since I switched to competitive gymnastics, my mindset has been that there could be someone out there that wants it more than me, so I have to keep pushing. Even though life is hard, seize every moment you can because these memories will last your whole life.”

When not in class or in the gym, Naddour enjoys spending his time hanging out with his friends outside, particularly at the pool. A hobby that he thoroughly enjoys is working on his car, a 2010 Camaro.

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