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    Soaring above tragedy: Talented 17-year-old gymnast becomes a national sensation after winning US championships with series of flawless routines – just eight months after her dad AND grandma died in the same week
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    A 17-year-old gymnast wowed the world with her outstanding performance on Sunday night and earned the title of US champion, just eight months after losing both her father and her grandmother in the same week, Your Content has learned.

    Konnor McClain, 17, wowed the world with her outstanding performance on Sunday night and earned the title of US championship.

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    With a combined score of 112.750 across two nights of competition, Konnor elevated her power and gained the attention of the world.

    The title was a major win for Konnor who has been a gymnast since she was just 18 months old and has her sights set on the 2024 Olympics.

    However, prior to her rise to stardom, the 17-year-old had to learn how to balance family, grief and gymnastics; her dad, Marc, died from COVID-19 in December, and her grandmother died in the same week.

    The gymnast is continuing to further perfect her routines in hopes of landing the top all-around gymnast in the world title at the world championships this fall,‘according to FLIPBOARD.

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