DiMartino was born on February 24, 1998 in Coral Springs, Florida. She
lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her mom, Lisa, her step-dad,
Steve and two pets, Batman the dog and Malibu the cat. Mia's dad, George
and step-mom, Robin live in south Florida with her step-brother and
Mia is a freshman at South Meck High School,
graduating in 2016. As an eighth grader, she was a member of the
National Junior Honor Society and was chosen for a Shocker Stand Out.
Mia has been on the A-B honor roll all during middle school and
maintains a 3.7 GPA. During her spare time, she volunteers at St.
Matthews Catholic Church on weekends serving breakfast.
Mia was very active and strong and a neighbor who
coached cheerleading suggested her parents try her at gymnastics at the
age of two. She had confidence and focus for the sport from her first
forward roll. She also danced for two years and played soccer one year.
At the beginning of Mia's gymnastics career, she trained at Weyandt's
Gymnastics in Charlotte, NC under coach Sofia Managadze.
level 5 season in 2008, Mia started training at Southeastern Gymnastics
in Weddington, NC. As a level 7 gymnast in 2011, she placed second in
the all-around and first on uneven bars at the Sweetheart Invitational.
At the National Gymnastics Challenge in Georgia, she placed third in the
all-around and first on uneven bars. She did really well at the Level 7
State Championships, finishing second in the all-around, second on
balance beam and first on floor exercise. She concluded her level 7
season at the Level 7 Regionals and placed sixth in the all-around as
well as third on uneven bars and floor exercise.
Mia started her 2011-2012 season at the Gala as a
level 8 gymnast, finishing fifth in the all-around and fourth on uneven
bars and floor exercise. At the Sand Dollar Invitational, she earned a
gold medal in the all-around and silver medals on uneven bars and
balance beam. Mia placed first on uneven bars and in the all-around at
the Charleston Cup and National Gymnastics Challenge. At the Level 8
State Championships, she finished third on vault and in the all-around
and first on uneven bars. She then placed first on uneven bars, third on
balance beam and second on floor exercise and in the all-around.
Mia started her level 9 season at the Gala, finishing second in the all-around and first on uneven bars andf loor exercise. She placed second in the all-around at the Sand Dollar Invitational and Sweetheart Invitational. At the Charleston Cup, she finished first on floor exercise and fifth on floor exercise. Mia then placed first on uneven bars, floor exercise and in the all-around at the National Gymnastics Challenge. At the State Championships, she finished eighth in the all-around and fifth on balance beam and floor exercise. Mia concluded the season at the Region 8 Championships with a first place finish on floor exercise.
Currently, Mia is preparing for the upcoming 2014
season as a level 9 gymnast. She trains about 23 hours per week at
Southeastern Gymnastics in Weddington, NC under coach Ludmilla Shobe Her
long-term goal is to compete for a Division 1 college gymnastics team.