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All we know about Konnor McClain's parents as gymnast honours dad

Amber Peake February 27, 2022
All we know about Konnor McClain's parents as gymnast honours dad
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Following Konnor McClain’s win at the 2022 Winter Cup at the weekend, fans are curious to know more about the gymnast’s family life.

On Saturday evening (26 February), the 17-year-old won the all-around title at the annual winter gymnastics event.

While competing, McClain paid tribute to her late father via her outfit, with fans now curious to know more about Konnor McClain’s parents and family life.

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All we know about Konnor McClain’s parents

17-year-old gymnast Konnor McClain was born 1 February 2005 to mother Lorinda and father Marc.

Lorinda and Marc both came from sporting backgrounds – her father was a football player in college while her mother played soccer and was a cheerleader.

Her mother is also a gymnastics coach and, in McClain’s early years in the sport, she was coached by Lorinda.

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Gymnast’s family life

Konnor McClain is one of four children. She has two brothers, Cole and Deuce, and older sister Olivia.

Her siblings also have a love of sports as older brother Cole played football in college while Olivia played softball. McClain’s youngest brother, Deuce, is said to enjoy baseball and is part of the California Baseball Academy.

McClain has credited her love of gymnastics to her sister as she claims she followed in her footsteps.

Talking about Konnor’s early gymnastic days, her mother Lorinda told FloGymnastics last year: “Her sister was doing some backbend kick overs and Konnor started doing backbend kick overs – at 20 months old.”

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Gymnast honours dad with Winter Cup outfit

As Konnor McClain competed in the Winter Cup at the weekend, the athlete wore the initials “MM” sewn on the back of her leotard.

According to The Dallas Morning News, the letters are in honour of her late father, who died following complications from covid 19 in December last year.

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.