Veronica Salem was born on November 6, 1999 in San Francisco, CA to Irsan Salem and Vera Sutanto. Victoria is the youngest of two children and she has an older brother, Stefan. Currently, she is a senior at Capuchino High School and will graduate in 2017.
At the age of four, Victoria was invited to a birthday party and she really enjoyed playing around the gym, so Victoria's mom signed her up for a class. She eventually joined the pre-team and started her competitive gymnastics career at San Mateo Gymnastics.
In January 2009, Victoria started the season at the Delta Classic as a level 5 gymnast where she swept the gold medals. Two
weeks later, she moved up to level 6 at the Snowflake Invitational, finishing first on uneven bars and in the all-around. By February, Victoria started competing as a level 7 gymnast where she remained at this level for the rest of the year. She concluded the 2009 season at the NorCal State Championships and placed second on uneven bars and in the all-around. Victoria repeated level 7 during the 2009-2010 season. She finished fourth in the all-around and first on uneven bars at the Level 7 NorCal State Championships.
As a level 8 gymnast in 2011, Victoria did really well at the NorCal State Championships where she finished first on floor exercise and in the all-around with a 38.225. She also earned silver medals on uneven bars and balance beam. At the Region 1 Championships, she won the all-around title and earned gold medals on uneven bars and balance beam, a silver medal on vault and a bronze medal on floor exercise. Victoria had another great season as a level 9 gymnast in 2012 where she grabbed gold medals on uneven bars, balance beam and in the all-around as well as silver medals on vault and floor exercise at the NorCal State Championships. Victoria qualified to the Level 9 Western Nationals after finishing 12th overall and fourth on vault at the Region 1 Championships. At the Level 9 Western Nationals, she placed tenth on vault and sixth on balance beam. Victoria did not compete in 2013 due to an injury.
In 2014, Victoria moved up to level 10. She placed first on uneven bars with a 9.650 at the NorCal State Championships. At the Region 1 Championships, she finished first on uneven bars with a 9.625 and sixth on balance beam scoring a 9.550. Victoria qualified to the Junior Olympic NIT as a bars specialist where she finished fourth out of 28 gymnasts. In 2015, Victoria placed second in the all-around and earned gold medals on uneven bars and balance beam at the NorCal State Championships. She finished third in the all-around and first on balance beam at the Region 1 Championships and qualified to the Junior Olympic Nationals in Des Moines, IA.
Victoria had a great season in 2016. She won the all-around title with a 38.500 at the NorCal State Championships. She also earned gold medals on vault and uneven bars scoring a 9.900 and 9.750 and a bronze medal on balance beam. At the Region 1 Championships, Victoria finished second in the all-around with a 38.625, first on uneven bars with a 9.725 and third on vault scoring a 9.775. She qualified to the Junior Olympic Nationals in Ft. Worth, TX where she placed seventh in the all-around with a 37.825 out of 56 gymnasts. She also earned a gold medal on balance beam with a 9.700 and a silver medal on uneven bars scoring a 9.600.
Currently, Victoria is preparing for the upcoming 2017 season. She trains 30 hours per week at San Mateo Gymnastics under coaches Armen Astoian and Oksana Bystrova. Victoria verbally committed to the University of California, Berkeley for the 2017-2018 school year.