Jake Dalton Retires From Gymnastics, Shifts Focus To Managing Gyms

Two-time Olympian Jake Dalton has announced his retirement from gymnastics after a long and illustrious career.


I have decided to officially retire from competitive gymnastics. It has been an amazing journey. Memories that will last a lifetime and friendships that will never fade. Onto the next journey!
Dalton's first major elite competition was back in 2007 at the Visa Championships where he won first on floor and took fourth all-around. Since then, he's made a huge mark on the world of men's gymnastics, including winning four World Championship medals and qualifying to the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. After nearly ten years of elite competition, Dalton knows it's time to move on.

He's been enduring the aches and pains that come with such a long gymnastics journey and decided to go out on top. He told Inside Gymnastics,

I could kind of feel my body going downhill… I wanted to end my career on a high note. The Olympic [team] was a really special thing to make for the second time and experience that.
Dalton's family owns a couple Gymnastics Nevada gyms in Reno and Sparks, which Dalton will now help oversee. He hopes to one day become the owner of the gyms and also start a family with his wife, Kayla.

So while he may be leaving the competition floor for good, within the gymnastics community, Dalton's not going anywhere.

That's definitely my long-term goal: to stay in the sport, help kids go as far as possible in the sport, [and] make a lot of memories.

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