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Kristy Powell
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Powell at the 1997 U.S. National Championships

Country represented

800px-Flag of the United States (Pantone) United States of America

Born

February 13, 1980 (age 34)
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Years on National Team

1993-1998

Club

Colorado Aerials; Cincinnati Gymnastics

Coach(es)

Mary Lee Tracy

Current status

Retired

Kristy Powell (born February 13 in Colorado Springs, CO) is a retired elite American gymnast. She is the 1995 American Cup Champion and 1997 co-National Champion (with Vanessa Atler).

Junior Career

Powell's elite debut came at the 1991 US Classic, where she won silver on uneven bars. She returned to the US Classic the following year, winning gold in the all-around and on balance beam, silver on floor, bronze on bars, and placed fourth on vault. At her first Junior Nationals, she won silver in the all-around.

The following year, she placed thirteenth in the all-around at the Junior Nationals. She was selected to the US team for a friendly meet against Japan, winning silver with her team, vault, bars, and floor, and placing fourth in the all-around. In 1994, she competed at the American Classic, winning gold on vault, silver on bars, and bronze in the all-around. She compted at the US Olympic Festival, winning gold on bars, silver with her team, in the all-around, and on vault, and placed fifth on floor. She went on to compete at two invitationals, one against gymnast from Romania where she won a team silver medal, and one in Sofia, Bulgaria, winning silver in the all-around. At the Junior Nationals, she won gold on floor exercise and placed fourth in the all-around.

Senior Career

Powell's senior debut came in 1995 at the American Cup, where she won the gold medal. At the American Classic, she placed fourth on floor, fifth on vault, seventh in the all-around, and ninth on beam. She was selected to the American team for the Pan American Games, winning the team gold medal.

In 1996, she competed at the American Cup, placing eighth in the all-around, and the American Classic, placing fourth in the all-around. At the US Nationals, she placed seventh in the all-around and won bronze on floor. She advanced to the Olympic Trials, but placed thirteenth and was not named to the Olympic team.

In 1997, she tied with Vanessa Atler for gold in the all-around at the US Nationals. She also won gold on bars, placed seventh on vault and beam, and eleventh on floor. She was named to the American team for the World Championships, where the Americans placed sixth in the team final and Powell placed twenty-third in the all-around.

In 1998, she won gold on uneven bars and silver on beam at the American Classic. She placed twelfth in the all-around at the American Cup. She retired later that year.

Medal Count

Year Event TF AA VT UB BB FX
1991Junior U.S. Classic2nd
1992Junior U.S. Classic1st43rd1st2nd
Junior U.S. National Championships2nd
1993U.S. National Championships13
USA-JPN2nd42nd2nd2nd
1994Junior American Classic3rd1st2nd
US Olympic Festival2nd2nd2nd1st5
Budget Rent a Car Invitational USA vs ROU2nd
Golden Sands Invitational2nd
Junior U.S. National Championships41st
1995McDonald's American Cup1st
American Classic7594
Mar del Plata Pan American Games1st
1996McDonald's American Cup8
American Classic4
U.S. National Championships73rd
U.S. Olympic Trials13
1997U.S. National Championships1st71st711
Lausanne World Championships623
1998American Classic1st2nd
Visa American Cup12


American Cup Champions
Nadia Comăneci • Kathy Johnson • Natalia Tereschenko • Stella Zakharova • Tracee Talavera • Julianne McNamaraMary Lou RettonKristie PhillipsPhoebe MillsBrandy JohnsonKim ZmeskalBetty OkinoKim ZmeskalShannon MillerDominique DawesKristy PowellKerri StrugElvire TezaViktoria Karpenko • Jennie Thompson • Elena ProdunovaElena ZamolodchikovaTasha SchwikertCarly PattersonAlicia Sacramone (VT) | Chellsie Memmel (UB) | Zhang Nan-Nastia Liukin (BB) | Patricia Moreno (FX) • Nastia LiukinShawn JohnsonNastia LiukinJordyn WieberRebecca BrossJordyn WieberKatelyn OhashiElizabeth Price


US National Champions
Donna Schanezer | Muriel Grossfeld • Marie Walther • Gail Daley | Doris Fuchs • Donna Schanezer | Linda Metheny • Carolyn Hacker • Linda Scott | Linda Metheny • Joyce Tanac • Cathy Rigby | Linda Metheny • Joan Moore Gnat | Cathy Rigby • Joan Moore Gnat • Tammy Manville • Denise Cheshire | Robin Huebner • Donna Turnbow • Kathy Johnson • Leslie Pyfer • Julianne McNamaraTracee Talavera • Dianne Durham • Mary Lou Retton • Sabrina Mar • Jennifer Sey • Kristie PhillipsPhoebe MillsBrandy JohnsonKim ZmeskalShannon MillerDominique DawesDominique MoceanuShannon MillerVanessa Atler | Kristy PowellKristen MaloneyElise RayTasha SchwikertCourtney KupetsCourtney Kupets | Carly PattersonNastia LiukinShawn JohnsonBridget SloanRebecca BrossJordyn WieberSimone Biles

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