American artistic gymnast Yul Kyung-Tae Moldauer was born on August 26, 1996. He won the all-around title at the 2017 U.S. national championship.
And the bronze medal at the 2017 World Championships for floor exercise. He competed for Team USA in the 2020 Summer Olympics.
Moldauer, whose given name is Kyung-Tae, was born in Seoul, South Korea on August 16, 1996.
Peter Moldauer took him in before he turned a year old, naming him Yul in honour of the actor Yul Brynner.
His adoptive father was warned that he may not become a “productive adult” due to the influence of his chemically dependent birth mother.
Leah, Sorcha, and Sundo Moldauer are Moldauer’s siblings. He went to Golden High School after growing up on a farm in the state of Colorado.
Yul Kyung-Tae Moldauer Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
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Yul Moldauer finally qualified to compete in the Olympics last week, fulfilling a lifelong goal.
He earned a spot on the U.S. national gymnastics team and a ticket to Tokyo later this month after finishing second in the country in the trials held in St. Louis.
Moldauer, now 24 years old, was born in Seoul but adopted by American parents before he turned a year old.
He was raised on a farm in Colorado alongside his three siblings, and at the age of seven, he took advantage of a free trial at a nearby gymnastics facility.
A member of the Junior National Team by the time he was nine.
Moldauer joined a free-trial gym when he was seven years old, and by the time he was ten.
He was training under the guidance of the Artemev family at 5280 Gymnastics (Vladimir, Irina, and Alexander Artemev).
Over the course of the next few years, he dominated at state and regional competitions, earning a spot on the Junior National Team.
He played gymnastics for the Sooners and earned a degree in communications from OU in May of 2020. Thanks for reading our article Yul Kyung-Tae Moldauer Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.