|â€” Gymnast â€”|
|Full name||Jacob Dalton|
|Country represented||United States|
|Born||August 19, 1991|
|Height||5 ft 5 in (165cm)|
|Discipline||Men’s artistic gymnastics|
|Level||International senior elite|
|College team||University of Oklahoma|
|Head coach(es)||Mark Williams|
|Assistant coach(es)||Rustam Sharipov, Daniel Furney|
|Former coach(es)||Andrew Pileggi, Wanda Fredericks, Will Culp|
I don't like messing up. I think that's just a part of my personality. I don't like to mess up or do anything wrong. When I'm in gymnastics, I like to see my hit percent as high as possible.
I watch a TV show called 'Shark Tank.' It's one of my favorite TV shows. It's basically self-made millionaires who have either come up with their own business or clothing… I came up with the idea of designing clothes.
Everybody always asks me, 'How much can you bench?' I'm like, 'I don't know. I don't lift weights.' Now that I'm in college, we lift weights every once in a while, but not maxing out. We do things with a weight vest on… That surprises people, too, how strong you can get by just basically lifting your body all the time.
My mom told me if I ever got a tattoo, she was going to take it off with a potato peeler.
My eighth-grade year, I was home-schooled. I'd basically wake up, go to the gym in the morning, do a little bit of school, go to practice, do a little more school, then go back to practice. My mom had a crockpot and a mini traveling oven, so we'd be cooking and eating dinners at the gym.
It's definitely a necessity to make split-second decisions when you're doing gymnastics because things don't always go perfect.