Julissa Gomez

Athlete

1972 – 1991

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Who was Julissa Gomez?

Julissa D'anne Gomez was an American gymnast whose rapid rise through the ranks of elite gymnastics in the mid-1980s was cut short by a vaulting accident in 1988 that left her quadriplegic. Her injury sparked major changes to the vaulting discipline of women's gymnastics with the goal of preventing such serious injuries.

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Born
Nov 4, 1972
San Antonio
Nationality
  • United States of America
Died
Aug 8, 1991
Houston

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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