HomeFilipino AmericanFilipino American gymnasts to represent the Philippines at international competitions

Filipino American gymnasts to represent the Philippines at international competitions

Four Filipino American gymnasts have chosen to represent the Philippines at upcoming international competitions.

According to ABS-CBN, Filipina Americans Levi Jung-Ruivivar, Aleah Finnegan, Kylee Kvamme and Emma Lauren Malabuyo will all represent the Philippines.

Jung-Ruivivar, 17, was the most recent gymnast to choose the Philippines. Her father Antony, is Filipino American. She posted about her decision on Instagram.

“I wanted to announce that moving forward in my gymnastics career, I will be competing for the Gymnastics Association of the Philippines (GAP). I have truly cherished every opportunity I’ve had while competing nationally and internationally for the United States of America,” she wrote in the post.

Finnegan and Malabuyo, both 20, have also made the switch, like Jung-Ruivivar. According to The Daily Bruin, Malabuyo was an alternate for the United States at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics but made the switch to the Philippines after the Olympics. She won the silver medal on floor at the 2023 Asian Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Singapore.

Finnegan made her debut for the Philippines in 2022, according to Olympics.com. She won the bronze on balance beam at the 2023 Asian Artistic Gymanstics Championships.

Kvamme, 17, and Finnegan will compete for the Philippines at the upcoming world championships in Antwerp, Belgium.

AsAmNews is published by the non-profit, Asian American Media Inc. Follow us on FacebookX, InstagramTikTok and YouTube. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support our efforts to produce diverse content about the AAPI communities. We are supported in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library in partnership with the California Department of Social Services and the California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs as part of the Stop the Hate program. To report a hate incident or hate crime and get support, go to CA vs Hate.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Worth the Time

Must Read

Regular Features


Discover more from AsAmNews

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading