| Kurt Golder|
Port St. Lucie
| August 22, 1990 (age 25)
Florida (1990-08-22) |
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
University of Michigan, Lincoln Park Academy
University of Michigan
Syque Caesar Wikipedia
Quazi Syque Caesar (born August 22, 1990) is an artistic gymnast who represented Bangladesh at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. He was a captain of the Michigan Wolverines men's gymnastics team. Now he is an assistant coach for the Stanford University men's gymnastics team.
Caesar was born in Florida, the son of immigrants from Bangladesh. Raised in Port Saint Lucie, Florida, Caesar enrolled at the University of Michigan in 2008. He was a member of the Michigan Wolverines men's gymnastics team from 2009 to 2012. As a sophomore in 2010, he helped lead Michigan to the NCAA team championship. As a junior in 2011, he was elected co-captain of the Michigan men's gymnastic team and won the Big Ten Conference championship in the parallel bars.
Caesar holds dual U.S. and Bangladesh citizenship and has represented Bangladesh in international competition. At the Central South Asian Artistic Gymastic Championships in December 2011, Caesar competed for Bangladesh and won the parallel bars event—the first gold medal for Bangladesh in international competition. He also won the silver medal in the vault and the bronze medals in the floor event and all-around competition. He was dubbed "Golden Syque" in The Daily Star, Bangladesh's largest English-language newspaper.
In April 2012, Caesar was chosen to represent Bangladesh at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. There he had hopes to end Bangladesh's distinction as the most populous nation never to have won a medal at the Olympic Games. Caesar's roommate and Michigan teammate, Sam Mikulak, was also chosen to compete in the 2012 Olympics, representing the United States.