Lori Fung : biography
Lori Fung Methorst, (馮黎明 born February 21, 1963) is a Canadian gymnastics coach and retired rhythmic gymnast.
- In 1985, she was made a Member of the Order of Canada.
- In 1985, she was inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame.
- In 1990, she was awarded the Order of British Columbia.
- In 2004, she was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.
Fung was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. The time Rhythmic Gymnastics was officially added as an Olympic Sport at the 1984 Olympic Games. The gymnasts from USSR and Bulgaria were considered the favored to win in Rhythmic Gymnastics but the Eastern led Boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics meant the top gymnasts were absent. Fung then trained with Romanian rhythmic gymnast Doina Stăiculescu but Fung would eventually upset Stăiculescu and became the first gold medalist awarded for the sport of Rhythmic Gymnastics. She has been a coach for the Canadian National Team, U.S.A. National Team, and Mexican National Team. She is currently a director and coach for Club Elite Rhythmic Gymnastics in British Columbia.
She had a part in the film Catwoman as an aerial ballerina.
She married Dean Methorst and has three sons: step-son Cole, Alexander, and Nicholas.
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