I hadn’t seen Thema since that unfortunate competition — the Rio Test Meet.
She was trying to qualify Trinidad and Tobago to the Rio Olympics.
Recall her coach on the floor — John Geddert — wasn’t happy with podium training. Trinidad replaced him and Thema with another gymnast, last moment.
I was there. Very impressed with Thema in podium training, as usual. She has fantastic physical ability.
Thema’s now age-25.
She’s featured in Olympic Channel’s HER GAME series.
Click over to watch the video. Inspiring.