Episode: Kristie Phillips: The champion gymnast who never made it to the Olympics


Olympic Channel Podcast Logo
Subscribe
Kristie Phillips: The champion gymnast who never made it to the Olympics

In 1986, there was a Sports Illustrated cover. In 1987, there was a U.S. national title. In 1988, the world expected to see Kristie Phillips at the Olympic Games. It never happened. The media speculated it was because she had gained weight.

Distraught and devastated, she stepped away from the sport for nearly a decade. In the end, Phillips returned to competition, made her peace with the sport, and now is a respected gymnastics judge.

On the eve of the 2019 U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Scott Bregman spoke to Kristie about the 1988 drama, why Simone Biles is the best of all time, and what looks out for as a judge in gymnastics.

LINKS:

The amazing first episode of All Around

Olympic Channel on Twitter

Ed Knowles on Twitter

Scott Bregman on Twitter

What you need to know about the 2019 U.S. Gymnastics Championships



Olympic Channel Podcast
Users who viewed this episode also viewed...

Olympic Channel Podcast > Jade Jones on dating, distraction and winning at the Youth Olympic Games

Double Olympic champion Jade Jones is 25 and aiming for a third title at Tokyo 2020. She's travelled to Argentina as an athlete role model to give advice to those competing. With that in mind, we fired some difficult questions about dating and being an athlete. How do you get that balance between your love life and elite sport? Plus, we have the latest headlines from Buenos Aires 2018 and the day's athlete to watch...

Olympic Channel Podcast > Katelyn Ohashi on viral ‘Perfect 10’ routine and legendary UCLA gymnastics coach Miss Val

Her phone totally blew up. After being out with friends, US gymnast Katelyn Ohashi came home to 50,000 more followers on social media. We hear the full story behind the ‘Perfect 10’ routine that went viral, her friendship with Simone Biles, and the biggest life lesson from legendary coach Valorie Kondos Field...

Olympic Channel Podcast > Ada Hegerberg – the footballer dominating Europe and fighting for equality

The Norwegian striker is going for her fourth consecutive Champions League title and has broken goal records consistently. The Olympic Channel Podcast found out about why she’s passionate about equality in women’s football, her Ballon d’Or win, and her ambitions with club Olympique Lyonnais. LINKS Ada Hegerberg Instagram Nicklas Vinde Twitter Ed Knowles Twitter
Comments (0)

Login or Sign up to leave a comment.

Log in
Sign up

Be the first to comment.