|Ragan Smith Quick Info|
|Height||4 ft 6 in|
|Date of Birth||August 8, 2000|
Ragan Smith is a former American artistic elite gymnast who has built quite a reputation in her gymnastic career. She has been a five-time member of the US National Team from 2014 to 2019. She has also been hailed as the 2017 American all-around champion and was also an alternate for the 2016 Olympic team. Before she debuted with the US National team in 2014, she first qualified for the Junior International Elite status in 2013 and eventually advanced to the 2013 Secret U.S Classic held in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. She ended at the 23rd spot in the all-around which led her to advanced to the U.S Nationals later in the month during which she ended at 17th place. Smith, who ended her junior career quite impressively after completing the Secrete U.S Classic at 1st place, 2nd on the all-around, and 3rd on vault, made her senior debut at the 2016 City of Jesolo Trophy in March 2016 during which she finished 2nd on the beam and the all-around. She competed at the Olympic Trials in San Jose on July 10, 2016, wherein she scored 15.3 on the balance beam and ended it at 2nd place. Smith’s debut in her senior career turned out a successful one as she brought home tons of awards and medals during her first 3 years. In early 2017, she won a gold medal ahead of Japanese Olympian Asuka Teramoto at the American Cup held in Newark, New Jersey.
On the same year, she went on to compete at the U.S Classic on uneven bars and balance beam wherein she took the number 1 spot on both events. She made her comeback following an ankle injury in April 2018 and competed at the City of Jesolo Trophy as an individual alongside her club teammate Emma Malabuyo. At the time, she won silver in the all-around, balance beam, and uneven bars. In late July of the same year, she competed at the 2018 U.S Classic on vault, balance, and uneven bars, during which ended 3rd place on the balance beam. After finishing at 10th in the all-around, 8th on both vault and on the beam, she was not selected for the 8th member national team for the year. After the minor setback, she went on to take part in more competitions and was added back into the National Team. Though Smith made several appearances on the U.S Women’s National Team camps in January, February, and May, she was noticeably absent during the June camp, which sparked rumors claiming that she was going to join the University of Oklamo in the fall. July of the same year, Smith confirmed through her official Instagram page that she had decided to sign with Oklahoma Sooners for the 2019-20 season, which can be a strong indication of ending her elite career.
Ragan Elisabeth Smith
Snellville, Georgia, United States
- Dacula, Georgia, United States
- Lewisville, Texas, United States
Smith went to the Lakeland Christian Academy and graduated in 2019.
Artistic Elite Gymnast
- Father – Michael Smith
- Mother – Kerry Smith (Gymnastics Coach)
- Siblings – Jackson Smith (Younger Brother), Hudson Smith (Younger Brother)
She self-manages herself.
4 ft 6 in or 137 cm
50 kg or 110 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
She is of American descent.
Best Known For
Her works and overall achievements as an artistic elite gymnast
Ragan Smith Favorite Things
- Hobbies – Music, Dancing, Reading, Traveling
Ragan Smith Facts
- She started gymnastics in 2004 and started her formal coaching at the age of 4. Smith received her first training at the NorthWind Gymnastics Center under former Soviet and Belarusian World Champion Elena Piskun.
- She was selected to represent the United States at the 2017 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Montreal on September 20, 2017, alongside Jade Carey, Ashton Locklear, and Morgan Hurd. At the time, she was the favorite to win the all-around title for the competition but she injured her ankle minutes before her first rotation on vault, which led her to withdraw from the all-around final round. The entire process of her recovery included extensive physical therapy and rehab as she preferred to avoid the risks of the surgery.
- On July 10, 2016, she was named as an alternate to the 2016 Olympic team alongside Ashton Locklear and MyKayla Skinner.
- In December 2018, she was officially signed to the Oklahoma Sooner’s women’s gymnastics program for the 2020-21 season.
- She attended her first international assignment in March 2014 after she was being officially added to the U.S National Team at the City of Jesolo Trophy in Venice, Italy. At the time, she made an all-around score of 52.650.
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Featured Image by Ragan Smith / Instagram