Emma Delia was born on February 27, 2000 in Seoul, South Korea. She currently lives in Newtown, CT with her parents, Dan and Jen Delia, one brother, Daniel and two dogs named Apollo and Zeuss. Currently, Emma is a senior at Newtown High School and she will graduate in 2018.
As a toddler, Emma was a very active, energetic child who loved to climb everything. Her dad decided to enroll her into gymnastics for fun when she was four years old. Emma started her competitive gymnastics career at Vasi's International Gymnastics in Newtown, CT.
When Emma trained at Vasi's, Emma was the 2010 Level 7 State Vault Champion and a 2012 Level 8 Regional Qualifier. She moved to Gymnastics Revolution in Danbury, CT in the summer of 2012 where she trained under coach Brian Bakalar. Emma grabbed gold medals on uneven bars balance beam and in the all-around at the 2013 Level 8 State Championships. At the 2013 Region 6 Championships, Emma brought home a gold medal on balance beam with a 9.650.
Emma moved up to level 9 for the 2014 season. She finished second in the all-around and first on balance beam at the Level 9 State Championships. At the Region 6 Championships, she placed sixth in the all-around and third on balance beam. This qualified Emma to the Level 9 Eastern Nationals where she placed in the top 12 on uneven bars and balance beam. In the summer of 2014, Emma started training at American Gymnastics Training Center in Plantsville, CT.
In 2015, Emma continued competing level 9. She placed first in the all-around at the Rhode Island Invitational, Star Struck Invitational and Ocean State Classic. At the State Championships, Emma finished fourth in the all-around and third on vault and balance beam. She placed fifth in the all-around and fourth on vault at the Region 6 Championships and qualified to the Level 9 Eastern Nationals in Kissimmee, FL.
As a first-year level 10 gymnast in 2016, Emma finished fifth on floor exercise at the State Championships. She only did two events at the Region 6 Championships due to a minor injury where she placed fifth on balance beam. In 2017, Emma finished fourth in the all-around and first on balance beam with a 9.450 at the State Championships. She qualified to the Region 6 Championships where she placed fifth on uneven bars.
She's preparing for the 2017-2018 season as a level 10 gymnast, training 20 hours per week. She is training hard to have a successful season and qualify for 2016 JO Nationals and to obtain her goal of a Division 1 college scholarship.