We are proud to have Carlos Calvo as a recent addition to our Discover Gymnastics family in 2017.
Originally from Cucuta, Colombia, Carlos moved to the U.S. in order to have better opportunities in gymnastics and training.
Carlos began training in boys gymnastics at age eight, and by age fifteen he was invited to join the Colombian National Team with his first international competition taking place in Peru at the South American Championships.
Each year Carlos improved and achieved higher ranking with each competition, and helped contribute to several team wins for the Colombian National team.
A few of his proudest accomplishments for his current gymnastics career include his international ranking of 28th at the 2017 World Championships, a Pan American Games Champion, South American Games Champion, and vice champion at the Central American Games.
Carlos has goals to keep improving his standings, and aims to be a finalist at the World Championships.
Through the help of Discover Gymnastics, Carlos is grateful that he was able to recently relocate his wife and six month old baby girl to the Houston area to be near him.
He loves spending time with them outside of his training. Carlos competes as an Elite level gymnast representing Discover Gymnastics for major national competitions, and in the near future he will represent Colombia on the world circuit at the Pacific Rim competition in his home country.
Carlos is looking forward to competing at the Pan-American Games and the 2018 World Championships this Fall, but in his spare time away from practice he assists in the training of our growing competitive Boys Team Program here.
Carlos really enjoys the environment at the gym and seeing the children's happiness through gymnastics. When Carlos is not at the gym, you can find him playing tennis or catching the latest movies at the theater with his family. He also happens to be a very good XBOX gamer.
We are so happy to have an amazing athlete and coach like Carlos as a part of our staff here. We wish him luck in his upcoming competitive season, and appreciate all the experience a role model like him helps bring to our young aspiring gymnasts.