Kim Kelly (gymnast)

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NationalityAmerican
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materAlabama Crimson Tide women's gymnastics
OccupationGymnast
Known for1992 Barcelona Olympic team
Spouse(s)Wes Walker
Children2

Kim Kelly is a former American gymnast who competed at the 1989 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships. She is most known for being originally being selected for the 1992 Barcelona Olympic team, but later being unjustly removed at a team camp.[1] Many disagreed with these unscrupulous politics, including Elfi Schlegel who said it was incredible unjust and unfair. Despite doing well and earning he spot at the Olympics, the Olympic Selection Committee replaced her with Betty Okino.[2] The team camp ironically was conducted at Bruce's gym. Kim Kelly trained at Parkettes National Gymnastics Training Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania with coaches Bill Strauss and Donna Strauss. She placed 6th at the 1992 USA Gymnastics Olympic Trials and contributed to the American team's 4th place finish at the 1989 World Gymnastics Championships.[3] At said championship, she scored an all-around score of 76.111.[3] Kim Kelly went on to be a highly successful collegiate gymnasts at the University of Alabama. [3] Since the end of her gymnastics career, Kelly has gotten married to Wes Walker and the couple has two children.[2]

References

  1. "Gymnast gets rude awakening". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 2020-12-20.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Call, Paul Reinhard, Special to The Morning. "Olympic decision still stings former Parkette Kim Kelly Warren 20 years later". mcall.com. Retrieved 2020-12-20.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Gymnastics - World Artistic Gymnastics Championships - 1989". The Sport. Info Média Conseil. Retrieved 28 May 2020.

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