|Full name||Caitlin Aileen Rooskrantz|
|Born||5 November 2001|
Johannesburg, South Africa
|Level||Senior International Elite|
|Last updated on: 14 May 2021.|
Caitlin Aileen Rooskrantz (born 5 November 2001) is a South African artistic gymnast, who won the uneven bars events at the 2018 African Artistic Gymnastics Championships and the 2019 Artistic Gymnastics World Cup Challenge event in Szombathely, Hungary. She has qualified for the all-around event at the 2020 Summer Olympics.
Rooskrantz is a member of Johannesburg Gymnastics Centre, and started gymnastics at the age of eight. Between 2015 and 2017, Rooskrantz dislocated her fingers on five separate occasions. In 2016, she came second in the junior all-around event at the African Artistic Gymnastics Championships. At the 2016 Junior Commonwealth Games in Namibia, Rooskrantz came second in the vault event, third in the bars event, and second in the all-around event. Rooskrantz made her senior debut at the 2017 Koper Challenge Cup, finishing fifth in the uneven bars event. She was not selected for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, due to fitness concerns. In 2018, she won the uneven bars event at the African Artistic Gymnastics Championships, and the all-around event at that year's South African National Championships. As a result of her national championship win, Rooskrantz qualified for the 2018 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Doha, Qatar. That year, she also participated in a training camp in Frankfurt, Germany.
In 2019, she won the uneven bars Artistic Gymnastics World Cup Challenge event in Szombathely, Hungary. She was the first South African to win a medal at an international gymnastics competition. At the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, Rooskrantz qualified for the all-around event at the 2020 Summer Olympics. She was the fourth South African artistic gymnast to qualify for the Olympics since South African re-introduction in 1992, and was the first South African artistic gymnast to qualify for the Olympics since Zandre Labuschagne in 2004. Rooskrantz is the first person of colour artistic gymnast to represent South Africa. As the 2020 Summer Olympics were delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rooskrantz livestreamed the routine that she would have performed at the Games in August 2020.
Rooskrantz attended Parktown High School for Girls. Rooskrantz has an older brother. Her father died when she was eight. Her mother gave up working full-time as a nurse to support Rooskrantz's gymnastics career. Rooskrantz had planned to have a gap year to focus on competing at the Olympics, though those plans were changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.