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Serena Lu

Birthdate:
4/30/1998

Program:
Rhythmic

Level:
Senior

Current Residence:
Staten Island, NY

Club:
Isadora by Matchpoint

Head Coach:
Nataliya Kiriyenko

Other Coaches:
Irina Khamidullina, Lyubov Maslova

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Serena Lu

Career Highlights

  • 2016 U.S. hoop & ribbon silver medalist and all-around & clubs bronze medalist
  • Member of the 2014 and 2015 World Championships teams
  • 2015 U.S. ball champion, ribbon silver medalist and all-around bronze medalist
  • 2014 U.S. clubs silver medalist
  • 2014 Pan American Championships team champion

Personal Information

  • Birthplace: Minneapolis, MN
  • Hometown: Staten Island, NY
  • Personal Website: serenajlu.com
  • Instagram: Instagram.com/serenajlu
  • Name of High School: Staten Island Technical Highsc
  • High School Graduation Year: 2016
  • Name of College: Princeton University
  • College Graduation Year: 2020
  • Degree/Major: Psychology with Minors in Cogn
  • Year you began gymnastics: 2004
  • Favorite Event: Ball
  • How did you get involved in gymnastics: My mother saw an ad in the newspaper and had my sister and me try out a class.
  • Favorite thing about gymnastics: The continuous process of challenging yourself to reach new personal bests.
  • What are your goals for gymnastics?: My goal is to perform for the audience and reach my highest level of quality in each performance.
  • Names of parents/guardians/spouse: Sean Lu and Dongfang Zhao
  • Names of sibling(s): Cindy
  • Family members in sports: Cindy Lu (former rhythmic gymnast)

Interests Outside the Gym

  • Hobbies or favorite activities: Reading, writing, dancing, knitting, anything performance related
  • Favorite music: Finneas, Dua Lipa, The Carpenters
  • Favorite book(s): Minor Feelings (Cathy Park Hong), We Were Dreamers (Simu Liu)
  • Favorite movie(s): The Imitation Game, Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Favorite TV show(s): Sherlock, Friends, The Boys, Umbrella Academy
  • Favorite Food: Dumplings
  • Charity Involvement: Playing piano and performing gymnastics for fundraisers

National Competition Results

  • 2024 Elite Qualifier, Naperville, Ill. - 4th-RB; 8th-AA
  • 2024 Rhythmic Challenge, Lake Placid, N.Y. - 7th-RB; 8th-AA, CL
  • 2023 USA Gymnastics Championships, Tulsa, Okla. - 8th-AA, CL, RB
  • 2023 Elite Qualifier, Indianapolis, Ind. - 2nd-BA; 10th-AA
  • 2023 Rhythmic Challenge, Lake Placid, N.Y. - 5th-BA
  • 2017 USA Gymnastics Championships, Milwaukee, Wis. - 5th-HP; 6th-AA; 7th-BA
  • 2017 National Qualifier, Lake Placid, N.Y. - 2nd-AA, HP, BA; RB(T); 5th-CL
  • 2017 Rhythmic Challenge, Indianapolis, Ind. - 6th-RB; 7th-AA; 8th-HP, BA, CL
  • 2016 USA Gymnastics Championships, Providence, R.I. - 2nd-HP, RB(T); 3rd-AA, CL; 4th-BA
  • 2016 Rhythmic Challenge, Lake Placid, N.Y. - 3rd-AA
  • 2015 USA Gymnastics Championships, Greensboro, N.C. - 1st-BA; 2nd-RB(T); 3rd-AA; 5th-CL; 6th-HP
  • 2015 Rhythmic Challenge, Lake Placid, N.Y. - 2nd-BA; 4th-AA; 5th-CL; 6th-HP, RB
  • 2014 USA Gymnastics Championships, Louisville, Ky. - 2nd-CL(T); 3rd-AA; 4th-HP, BA; 8th-RB
  • 2014 National Qualifier, Lake Placid, N.Y. - 2nd-RB; 4th-HP, CL; 5th-AA; 8th-BA
  • 2014 Rhythmic Challenge, Colorado Springs, Colo. - 1st-BA(T), RB(T); 5th-AA; 7th-CL
  • 2013 U.S. Rhythmic Championships, Orlando, Fla. - 1st-BA; 2nd-RB; 3rd-AA, HP (Jr. Div.)
  • 2013 National Qualifier, Deerfield, Ill. - 1st-CL, RB; 2nd-AA, HP, BA (Jr. Div.)
  • 2013 Rhythmic Challenge, Colorado Springs, Colo. - 2nd-AA, BA, CL, RB; 3rd-HP (Jr. Div.)
  • 2012 USA Gymnastics Rhythmic Championships, San Jose, Calif. - 2nd-HP(T); 3rd-CL; 4th-AA; 5th-BA, RB(T) (Jr. Div.)
  • 2012 Rhythmic Invitational, Lake Buena Vista, Fla. - 3rd-RB; 8th-CL (Jr. Div.)
  • 2012 Rhythmic Challenge, Colorado Springs, Colo. - 1st-HP; 2nd-CL; 3rd-AA; 4th-RB; 5th-BA (Jr. Div.)
  • 2011 Visa Championships, Saint Paul, Minn. - 2nd-RB; 3rd-AA, CL; 4th-HP; 6th-BA (Jr. Div.)
  • 2011 National Qualifier, Downers Grove, Ill. - 5th-BA; 6th-AA, CL(T), RB; 7th-HP (Jr. Div.)

International Competition Results

  • 2023 Ritam Cup International Tournament, Belgrade, Serbia - 4th-RB; 5th-AA; 6th-HP; 8th-BA, CL
  • 2017 World University Games, Taipei, Taiwan - 4th-BA, RB; 7th-AA
  • 2017 World Challenge Cup, Portimao, Spain - 7th-HP; 10th-AA
  • 2017 International Rhythmic Gymnastics Tournament, Corbeil-Essones, France - 6th-AA; 7th-BA, RB
  • 2016 Sofia World Cup, Sofia, Bulgaria -
  • 2016 Bucharest Grand Prix, Bucharest, Romania -
  • 2015 World Championships, Stuttgart, Germany -
  • 2015 Pesaro International Senior Tournament, Pesaro, Italy - 3rd-RB, BA; 6th-Team
  • 2015 Bucharest World Cup, Bucharest, Romania -
  • 2015 International Tournament of Pas de Calais, Calais, France - 2nd-CL; 3rd-AA, RB, BA, HP
  • 2014 World Championships, Izmir, Turkey -
  • 2014 Pan American Championships, Toronto, Canada - 1st-Team
  • 2014 Irina Deleanu Cup, Bucharest, Romania - 3rd-BA(T), CL; 6th-RB; 7th-HP
  • 2014 Lisbon World Cup, Lisbon, Portugal -
  • 2014 KFK Gracia Cup, Budapest, Hungary - 3rd-CL; 4th-BA; 6th-HP; 9th-AA
  • 2012 Pesaro World Cup and Junior Tournament, Pesaro, Italy - 6th-CL (Jr. Div.)

Videos of Serena Lu

LEGEND

  • Women: AA = All Around | VT = Vault | UB = Uneven Bars | BB = Balance Beam | FX = Floor Exercise | (T) = Tie
  • Men: AA = All Around | FX = Floor Exercise | PH = Pommel Horse | SR = Still Rings | VT = Vault | PB = Parallel Bars | HB = Horizontal Bars | (T) = Tie
  • Rhythmic AA = All Around | RP = Rope | HP = Hoop | BA = Ball | CL = Clubs | RB = Ribbon | (T) = Tie
  • Acrobatic: DY = Dynamic | BL = Balance | AA = All Around | CB = Combined
  • T&T: TR = Trampoline | TU = Tumbling | DM = Double Mini | SY = Synchronized Trampoline
  • Parkour: FS - Freestyle | SP = Speed