Lindsay Chia
Lindsay Chia
State: ON, Canada
Year: Fy.
Hometown: Windsor, Ont.
High School: Vincent Massey Secondary School
Major: Economics
Residential College: Berkeley

Personal Bests: 

Bars: 9.800 (2/2/2019)

Beam: 9.875 (2/24/2019)

2019: Competed bars and beam ... Earned career highs on bars (9.800) and beam (9.875) ... Second-place on beam against Brown ... Third-place on beam at GW ... Third-place on bars at Ivy Classic ... Ivy Classic beam champion (9.875) ... 3rd highest beam score in program history ... Holds 2 individual Yale records ... ECAC Rookie of the Week ... Broke one bar team record ... Holds first- and third-highest team beam records in program history

High School: Level 10 training at Rose City Gymnastics in Windsor, ON, Canada ... Qualified for the Canadian National Championships and Elite Canada for five consecutive years ... Placed fifth in bar finals and fifth in beam finals at 2017 National Championships ... Won Team Ontario gold at 2016 National Championships ... 2016 International Gymnix Champion ... Placed sixth on bars, eighth on beam and eighth in the all-around at 2017 Elite Canada ... 2017 Nastia Luikin International Invitational Champion ... 2018 recipient of the WESPY Gymnastics Award ... 2018 Nadia Comaneci International Invitational Champion 

Questions with Lindsay:

Who is your biggest influence? Why? "My mom because she is the strongest most resilient person I know. She has always been in my life and I look up to her and everything she does for me and my family."

Favorite event? Why? "Beam, because I love how focused I need to be in order to flip on the 4 inch wide beam  beneath me. Also, I am able to express both artistry and power in a confident routine."

Why Yale? "Yale felt like a place I could call home. A home that offers opportunity, challenge, and growth. The welcoming gymnastics family, the driven academic community and being surrounded by incredible people day in and day out is why I chose Yale."