Born September 26, 1979 in Indianapolis, gymnast Jaycie Phelps began the sport in 1983 and spent three years on the U.S. National Team. In 1994, she attended the World Championships and performed a half-on, half-off to a layout front somersault on the vault - a skill subsequently named the "Phelps." Following her performance at the 1995 World Championships, Phelps was awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash - the highest award an Indiana citizen can achieve. She came in third during the Olympic Trials in 1996, and then joined the rest of the Magnificent Seven in gymnastics history by winning the team gold medal at the Atlanta Games. After the Olympics, Phelps appeared on a box of Wheaties with her teammates, and was given the Ohio Governor's Award. Colerain Township proclaimed August 30, 1996 "Jaycie Phelps Day," and the street where Cincinnati Northwest High School sat was renamed to Jaycie Phelps Drive. In addition to gymnastics, Phelps enjoys swimming recreationally, and listening to trance and techno music.

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