Former Cardinal Sarah Harding Crowned Ms. Fitness USA

Sept. 30, 2003

STANFORD, Calif. - Sarah Harding, former Stanford All-American gymnast, was awarded the title of Ms. Fitness USA on Sept. 12, at the national competition in Las Vegas, Nev. Harding, a Hawaii native, scored 213.1 points to narrowly edge out Tiffany Yee of Colorado with 213.0 points and qualify for the Ms. Fitness World competition.

Harding qualified for the Ms. Fitness World competition the next night, Sept. 13, and took third place. She has been invited to the Fitness Woman and Fitness Man European & World Championship in Poland on Oct. 25.

Competitors in the Ms. Fitness competition are judged in three rounds: round 1-beauty, poise and projection; round 2-physical beauty and muscle tone; round 3-strength, flexibility and endurance.

While at Stanford, Harding was awarded All-America honors on floor exercise in 1999 after placing ninth in the NCAA Championships. She recorded a perfect 10.0 on floor on March 26, 1999, to rank first in the all-time Cardinal record books.

Harding currently performs as an acrobat/dancer with the Cirque du Soleil acrobatic show at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

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