Gail Kachura (USA)

Photo used with the expressed permission of Shamara

1994 USAIGC Nationals: 3rd T
1995 Jr. American Classic: 1st AA, 1st V, 2nd BB, 4th FX (tie)
1995 Jr. Pacific Ocean Games: 1st T, 1st AA, 1st V, 1st UB, 1st FX
1995 USA vs Ukraine: 1st T 
1995 U.S. Olympic Festival: 4th AA, 3rd BB (tie), 4th FX
1995 USAIGC Nationals: 4th T
1995 Jr. Pacific Alliance: 1st AA, 1st V, 1st UB, 1st FX
1996 Catania Cup: 9th AA, 4th V
1996 Jr. U.S. National Championships: 12th AA

Gail Kachura was a member of the US Junior National team for two seasons (1995-1997 seasons). Gail burst onto the scene in 1994, performing in the 1994 USAIGC national championships. It was during this broadcast that I learned that Gail was coached by Tatiana Perskaia, the coach of legendary Soviet sensation and 1985 co-World Champion Oksana Omelianchik. Like Omelianchik, Gail's unique choreography garnered the attention of many.

Over the next couple of years, Gail enjoyed a number of international assignments (competing in such countries as Columbia and Italy). Unfortunately though, she also suffered from a number of injuries. In 1995 an injury forced her to scratch from the 1995 Jr. U.S. National Championships, and she sat out most of the 1996 season due to elbow injuries. After two unsuccessful elbow injuries, Gail was forced to retire, though she stayed in the gym to help coach. Four years later, Gail returned to gymnastics in a quest to earn a college scholarship, but knee injuries hampered the effort.

Gail went on to earn an Associates Degree in General studies in Science, and now works as a personal trainer. She and husband Ray Sanez are to be married September 27, 2003,

Visit Gail's officiate Web site at http://www.gymnsites.com/gk/.

Kachura was born on October 2, 1981.

. This page was created on June 21st, 1999 and last updated on June 1, 2000.

 

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