Larissa Lowing (CAN)
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1986 Junior Canadian National Championships: 1st AA
1987 World Championships: 8th T
1988 Belgian Gym Masters: 1st AA
1988 Olympics: 11th T
1989 Champions All: 1st AA
1989 DTB Cup: 17th AA
1989 Canadian World Team Trials: 1st AA
1989 World Championships: 6th T, 18th AA, 8th V
1990 Canadian National Championships: 1st AA
1990 Olympic Cup
1990 Canadian Airlines Cup: 1st AA
1990 World Sports Fair: 3rd AA
1990 Commonwealth Games: 1st T
Majority of results courtesy of Gymn Forum
Larissa Lowing was one of Canada's more
successful gymnasts of the late 1980s. She emerged into national
prominence in 1986, winning the Junior Canadian national title.
Over the next few years, Larissa competed in fourteen
international competitions, including two World Championships
(1987 and 1989), one Olympic Games (1988), and one Commonwealth
Games (1990). In 1988 she won the Belgian Gym Masters, and in 1989 she easily won Britain's major
international invitation, the Champions All.
Larissa accepted a scholarship to Louisiana
State University (LSU). Larissa served as the team captain (and
won letters) for all four of her seasons at LSU (1991-1995).
Despite suffering a serious of injuries, including a torn ACL,
she finished her collegiate career on a high note by taking the
1995 NCAA Central Regional bars title.
During her final year of university, Larissa
began serving as an assistant coach for the LSU Tigers. She has
continued this role, focusing her energy on the girls' beam
training and floor exercise choreography. The LSU Tigers have
achieved record performances under Larissa's coaching.
Larissa is now married to Chad Libby, a former
LSU Tiger trainer, and goes by the name Larissa Libby. The couple
have one daughter, Taylor Anne, born November 4, 1997. Larissa is now the Heach
Coach at the
University of Iowa, having served as the Assistant Coach for several years.
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