Jaycie Lynn Phelps (born September 26, 1979 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is a United States Olympic gymnast and member of the 1996 Olympic Gold medal U.S. women's gymnastics team, Magnificent 7.
Phelps made her senior debut at the U.S. Classic, placing 3rd in the all-around final. Phelps then competed at the U.S. national championships placing 6th all-around, 5th on uneven bars, balance beam, and floor. Later in the fall she competed at the 1994 Team World Championships in Dortmund, Germany helping her team place 2nd in the team final behind Romania and ahead of Russia.
Phelps competed at the American Classic placing 8th in the all-around. She then competed at the U.S. Classic placing 1st in the all-around final. In the summertime she competed at the U.S. National Championships placing 3rd all around, 5th on vault, 4th on the uneven bars, and 6th on floor. Phelps then competed at the 1995 World Championships in Sabae, Japan, helping her team place 3rd in the team final and individually placed 8th on the uneven bars.
Phelps competed at the American Classic with better results from the year before, improving from 8th to 1st in the all-around final. Phelps also won individual medals, bronze on vault and beam, and a gold on floor. During the summer, she competed at the U.S. National Championships placing 2nd in the all-around final. After the National Championships, Phelps competed at the Olympic Trials placing 3rd in the all-around, securing her a spot on the 1996 Olympic team. At the Olympics, Phelps competed all four events but fell on beam in the compulsories, she placed 17th overall but did not qualify because of the 3 per country rule. Phelps also helped her team in the optionals helping the U.S. to their 1st gold medal.
She attempted to make a comeback in hopes to go to the 2000 Olympic Games. She competed at the classic on 3 events qualifying her to the National Championships. At Nationals, Phelps competed all four events on the first day. She withdrew from the 2nd day of nationals and petitioned to the Olympic Trials. However, her petition was declined.
|1993||Junior American Classic||19|
|U.S. National Championships||6||5||5||5|
|Dortmund World Team Championships||2nd|
|U.S. National Championships||3rd||5||4||6|
|Sabae World Championships||3rd||8|
|U.S. National Championships||2nd|
|San Juan World Championships||8||7|
|U.S. Olympic Trials||3rd|
|Atlanta Olympic Games||1st|
1995-1996 - "The Race" by Yello
|U.S. Classic Champions|
Diane Durham • Tracee Talavera • Sabrina Mar • Doe Yamashiro • Phoebe Mills • Juliet Bangerter • Agina Simpkins • Kim Kelly • Wendy Bruce • Dominique Dawes • Amanda Borden • Jaycie Phelps • Jennie Thompson • Lindsay Wing • Jennie Thompson • Sierra Sapunar • Vanessa Atler • Tasha Schwikert • Annia Hatch • Courtney Kupets • Tia Orlando • Nastia Liukin • Natasha Kelley | Ashley Priess • Bridget Sloan • Ashley Stott • Olivia Courtney • Mattie Larson • Aly Raisman • Kyla Ross • Simone Biles • Aly Raisman • Alyona Shchennikova • Simone Biles
Tracey Butler • Susie Silverman • Jennifer Barton • Sheryl Dundas | Catherine Williams • Juliet Bangerter | Shannon Miller • Kim Zmeskal | Laura Segundo • Larissa Fontaine | Amy Shelton • Anne Woynerowsky | Judy Esmero • Kristy Powell | Doni Thompson • Kristi Lichey • Katie Teft • Robin Phelps • Kristin Jensen • Kristin Thome • Morgan White • Kristal Uzelac • Carly Patterson • Nastia Liukin • Ashley Priess • Shawn Johnson • Rheagan Courville • Jordyn Wieber • Kyla Ross • Jordyn Wieber • Kyla Ross • Simone Biles • Bailie Key • Jordan Chiles • Laurie Hernandez • Irina Alexeeva • Emma Malabuyo • Konnor McClain • Katelyn Jong
|Amanda Borden • Amy Chow • Dominique Dawes • Shannon Miller • Dominique Moceanu • Jaycie Phelps • Kerri Strug|