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Kristie Phillips

Gymnast
Female
Born Mar 23, 1972
Age 44
Hometown Baton Rouge
Other Names Phillips-Banniste...

Kristie Phillips-Bannister, formerly known as Kristie Phillips, is a retired American elite gymnast. The 1987 senior U.S. National Champion and one of the American team's strongest and most visible competitors in the mid-1980s, Phillips was considered to be one of the front-runners for the 1988 U.S. Olympic team. By the Olympic Trials in 1988, however, she had endured several coaching changes and a growth spurt, and was only named second alternate to the team.… Read More

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Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1972 Birth Born in 1972.

TEENAGE

1984 12 Years Old Phillips made her debut in international competition at the age of 12, at the 1984 Canada Classic, where she won a silver medal on the floor exercise, a bronze on the uneven bars and placed seventh in the all-around.
1985 13 Years Old 1 More Event
As a junior, Phillips was one of the United States' top-ranking athletes in both national and international competition. From 1985 to 1987, she placed first in the all-around in every single American competition she entered, including the 1986 American Classic, the 1986 U.S. Olympic Festival and the 1987 U.S. Classic.
1986 14 Years Old 1 More Event
She continued to do well in international meets over the next three years, placing sixth at the prestigious 1986 City of Popes, winning a vault silver medal at the 1986 World Sports Fair and earning the all-around gold at the 1986 American Cup. … Read More
…  The 1987 senior U.S. National Champion and one of the American team's strongest and most visible competitors in the mid-1980s, Phillips was considered to be one of the front-runners for the 1988 U.S. Olympic team. … Read More
1990 18 Years Old Phillips attended Louisiana State University from 1990 to 1992, where she was a competitive cheerleader and a Delta Gamma sister.

TWENTIES

1994 22 Years Old After college, she moved to New York City where she coached gymnastics and performed in various film and television projects, including 1994's Spitfire (a straight-to-video 007-spoof). … Read More
1999 27 Years Old In 1999, she returned to the world of elite competitive gymnastics, placing 23rd at that year's U.S. National Championships. … Read More
2000 28 Years Old She competed at the US Nationals again in 2000, placing 24th, before retiring. … Read More

THIRTIES

2003 31 Years Old She has spoken about her experiences in gymnastics on several occasions, most recently in the 2003 CNN documentary Achieving The Perfect 10.
2006 34 Years Old She was inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 2006.
2008 36 Years Old She was Athlete Representative for USA Gymnastics, and served in the same capacity for the 2008 U.S Olympic gymnastics team selection committee.
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