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Jaycie Phelps
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Phelps at the 1996 Olympic Games

Full name

Jaycie Lynn Phelps

Country represented

Flag of the United States of America.png United States of America

Born

September 26 1979 (1979-09-26) (age 41)
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Years on National Team

1994-1997

Club

Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy

Coach(es)

Mary Lee Tracy

Current status

Retired

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.

1994

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.

1995

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.

1996

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.

2000

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.

Medal Count

Year Event TF AA VT UB BB FX
1993 Junior American Classic 19
1994 American Classic 15
U.S. Classic 3rd
U.S. National Championships 6 5 5 5
Dortmund World Team Championships 2nd
1995 American Classic 8
U.S. Classic 1st
U.S. National Championships 3rd 5 4 6
Sabae World Championships 3rd 8
1996 American Classic 1st 3rd 3rd 1st
U.S. National Championships 2nd
San Juan World Championships 8 7
U.S. Olympic Trials 3rd
Atlanta Olympic Games 1st

Floor Music

1995-1996 - "The Race" by Yello


U.S. Classic Champions
Seniors
Diane Durham • Tracee Talavera • Sabrina Mar • Doe Yamashiro • Phoebe Mills • Juliet Bangerter • Agina Simpkins • Kim KellyWendy BruceDominique DawesAmanda BordenJaycie PhelpsJennie Thompson • Lindsay Wing • Jennie Thompson • Sierra Sapunar • Vanessa AtlerTasha SchwikertAnnia HatchCourtney KupetsTia OrlandoNastia LiukinNatasha Kelley | Ashley PriessBridget Sloan • Ashley Stott • Olivia Courtney • Mattie LarsonAly RaismanKyla RossSimone BilesAly RaismanAlyona ShchennikovaSimone Biles
Juniors
Tracey Butler • Susie Silverman • Jennifer Barton • Sheryl Dundas | Catherine Williams • Juliet Bangerter | Shannon MillerKim 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 WhiteKristal UzelacCarly PattersonNastia LiukinAshley PriessShawn Johnson • Rheagan Courville • Jordyn WieberKyla RossJordyn WieberKyla RossSimone BilesBailie KeyJordan ChilesLaurie HernandezIrina AlexeevaEmma MalabuyoKonnor McClainKatelyn Jong


Magnificent 7
Amanda BordenAmy ChowDominique DawesShannon MillerDominique MoceanuJaycie PhelpsKerri Strug