The Stand-Out Junior:
Two years later, she won the junior national all-around title.
A Stunning Senior Debut:
Though she had to sit out the 2003 US nationals with an elbow injury, she recovered in time to compete at the 2003 World Championships. At worlds she helped the team take its first-ever gold, and won the all-around silver -- the first world all-around medal for the US women since Shannon Miller in 1994.
Living Up to the Hype:
At the 2004 Olympics, Patterson led the all-around after preliminaries, but made uncharacteristic errors on bars in the team finals. The US team placed a disappointing second, but Patterson came through in the all-around finals two days later. She edged three-time World All-Around Champion Svetlana Khorkina 38.387 to 38.211 to take gold. She later earned a silver in the beam individual event finals.
On vault, Patterson twisted a Yurchenko double full, and on floor, she threw a half-in half-out (at :16) and double Arabian (at :30).
Patterson’s Singing Career:
- 2004 Olympics: 2nd team; 1st all-around; 2nd beam
- 2004 Pacific Alliance Championships: 1st team; 2nd all-around; 1st beam; 1st floor
- 2004 American Cup: 1st all-around; 1st vault; 1st bars; 1st beam; 1st floor
- 2003 World Championships: 1st team; 2nd all-around
- 2003 Visa American Cup: 1st all-around; 2nd vault; 2nd bars; 1st beam; 3rd floor
- 2002 Pacific Alliance (Jr. Division): 1st team; 2nd all-around; 1st vault; 2nd bars; 1st beam; 1st floor
- 2002 Gymnix International: 1st team; 1st all-around; 1st vault; 5th bars; 2nd beam; 2nd floor
- 2001 Goodwill Games: 7th all-around; 5th beam
- 2004 Olympic Trials: 3rd all-around; 1st floor
- 2004 US Nationals: 1st all-around (tie); 2nd beam; 1st floor
- 2002 US Nationals (Jr. Division): 1st all-around; 2nd bars; 2nd beam; 3rd floor
- 2001 US Nationals (Jr. Division): 3rd all-around; 2nd beam
- 2000 US Nationals (Jr. Division): 4th all-around; 2nd beam; 4th floor
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