At the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, Siegel competed for the U.S. in rhythmic gymnastics (combination of dance, gymnastic movements and apparatus handling). The U.S. team was automatically included in the competition because it was the host nation. The team, which finished in ninth place, included fellow Jewish competitior Jessica Davis.
Siegel began studying rhythmic gymnastics at the age of seven, and was a member of the U.S. National team from 1994-1997. In 1994, she finished 26th in the individual all-around at the U.S. Championships and then helped lead the U.S. team to a 17th place finish at the World Championships. The following year, Siegel and the American team finished in second place in the teams event at the Pan American Games. In 1996, they finished 15th in the group all-around at the World Championships.
Birth and Death Dates:
b. Aug. 4, 1979
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Jewish Sports Review, November/December 1997 issue (Volume 1, Issue 4)