Bailie Key

Bailie Jaye Key (born 16 March 1999 in Augusta, Georgia) is an American artistic gymnast. She was a member of the gold-medal-winning team at the 2014 Pacific Rim Championships and was the 2013 U.S. Junior National Champion.

Bailie Key
Bailie Key
Key at the City of Jesolo Trophy in Jesolo, Italy in March 2014
Personal information
Full nameBailie Jaye Key
Country represented United States
Born16 March 1999 (age 19)
Augusta, Georgia
HometownMontgomery, Texas
DisciplineWomen's artistic gymnastics
LevelSenior International Elite
Years on national team2011–16 (US)
ClubTexas Dreams Gymnastics
College teamAlabama Crimson Tide
Head coach(es)Kim Zmeskal-Burdette
Assistant coach(es)Chris Burdette
ChoreographerKim Zmeskal-Burdette, Dominic Zito
MusicThe Polka (2010–2012), Rhythm, Baby! (Fidel Astro Remix) by Lars Winther (2013), "Crystallize" by Lindsey Stirling (2014),

Gymnastics career

2011-14: Junior international elite

Key trains at Texas Dreams Gymnastics under former gymnast and Olympic bronze medalist Kim Zmeskal and her husband, Chris Burdette. Her teammates have included Peyton Ernst, Kennedy Baker and Veronica Hults.

In July 2011, Key competed at the 2011 U.S. CoverGirl Classic in Chicago, Illinois. She placed seventh in the overall standings. Later that year, she competed in the Visa National Championships. She came in ninth overall with a two-day combined score of 109.550.

Key competed at the 2012 City of Jesolo Trophy. She won a gold medal with the team. She scored 14.250 on the floor exercise, which was enough to give her a bronze medal, and she was third in the all-around. At the U.S. Classic, she scored a 56.600, placing fifth. A few weeks later, at the Visa Championships, Key finished fourth in the all-around but got a bronze medal on the balance beam and floor exercise.

In March 2013, Key went to the 2013 City of Jesolo Trophy. She won the all-around gold medal with 58.100 and another two golds and one bronze in the event finals. In July, she competed at the Secret U.S. Classic, where she won the all-around title with a score of 58.250. She scored a 14.000 on floor, 14.250 on uneven bars to finish in fifth, 15.000 on vault to place third, and 15.000 on beam to place second. In August, Key competed at the P&G National Championships, which took place over two days, with the combined scores determining final placings. Key won gold in the all-around, beam and floor and placed fourth on bars and vault. Her scores for Day 1 were 15.350 on beam, 13.950 on bars, 14.800 on floor and 15.100 on vault. Her Day 2 scores were 15.550 on beam, 14.100 on bars, 14.950 on floor and 14.750 on vault. Her total all-around score was 118.550.

Following her all-around win at the P&G Championships, Key was selected along with Laurie Hernandez, who placed second at the P&G Championships, to represent the United States at the Junior Japan International in Yokohama, Japan. Key won the all-around with a score of 58.400. She also won the vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise titles.

In November, Key was selected, along with fellow junior gymnasts Hernandez, Veronica Hults and Emily Gaskins and senior gymnasts Maggie Nichols and Peyton Ernst to represent the United States at the 2013 Mexican Open in Acapulco, Mexico. Key helped the American juniors take the team title in the International Junior Cup and also won the all-around title ahead of Hernandez, Gaskins and Hults, who finished second, third and fourth, respectively; however, only Key and Hernandez were awarded the gold and silver medals because of a two-per-country rule.

In 2014, Key competed at the City of Jesolo Trophy in Jesolo, Italy. The United States won the team competition, and she won the all-around and three events (vault, bars and floor) and placed second on beam. She was named to the American team for the Pacific Rim Championships in Richmond, Canada, in April 2014. There, she won the all-around, vault and floor medals for the junior division and placed second on uneven bars and balance beam.[1]

Key withdrew from the 2014 Secret U.S. Classic because of a minor arm injury.[2]

Later in the season, she withdrew from the 2014 P&G National Championships with the same nagging arm injury and was consequently unable to defend her national title.

On September 14, 2014, Key verbally committed to the Florida Gators women's gymnastics team. She announced the news through social media.[3]

2015-2016: Senior career

Key turned senior in 2015, consequently becoming age-eligible for a place on the USA Gymnastics team for the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, and for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

City of Jesolo Trophy

In March 2015, Key competed at the 2015 City of Jesolo Trophy as part of the United States' senior team. She came in second place, behind Simone Biles, in the all-around with a score of 59.500, surpassing both Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman. She scored 15.000 on floor, 14.900 on bars, 15.200 on vault and 14.400 on beam.She also placed 2nd in the uneven bars final, earning the silver medal and also earned a gold medal with the U.S team.

Secret U.S. Classic

On July 25, Key competed at the Secret U.S. Classic. She placed 4th in the all-around with a score of 59.450, behind 2-time World All-Around Champion Simone Biles, 2012 Olympic All-Around Champion Gabby Douglas, and Maggie Nichols and ahead of Aly Raisman. She placed 3rd on bars (15.300) behind Madison Kocian and Douglas, tied for 5th on beam with Nichols (14.450) behind Biles, Raisman, Douglas, and Kyla Ross, and tied for 3rd with Nichols on floor (14.800) behind Biles and Douglas.

P&G Championships

At the P&G Championships held in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 13 & 15, Key finished 4th in the all-around with a 2-night score of 118.350, placing behind Simone Biles, Maggie Nichols, and Aly Raisman.

On night one, Key scored a 15.200 on bars, a 13.700 on beam (after grabbing the beam and being overtime), a 14.450 on floor, and a 15.250 on vault for an all around score of 58.600, .050 behind Raisman. This placed her fourth after night one.

On the second day of competition, Key scored a 14.550 on beam, a 14.700 on floor, a 15.200 on vault, and a 15.300 on bars. Overall, she finished 10th on beam (28.250), 3rd on floor (29.150, tied with MyKayla Skinner), and 3rd on bars (30.500). She also placed 4th in the all around with a two-night total of 118.350, .200 behind Aly Raisman, who finished third.

Key was named to the Senior National Team for the first time and received an invitation to the 2015 Worlds Selection Camp in September.[4][5] Key was named as a non-travelling alternate to the 2015 World Championships team.

2016

In 2016, Key was scheduled to compete at the U.S. Secret Classic, however she withdrew due to injuries. 2 weeks later, it was announced via her coach's, Kim Zmeskal-Burdette, Instagram, Key had decided to end her 2016 season due to ongoing back pain, therefore ending her potential bid for the 2016 U.S. Women's Olympic Gymnastics team.

On September 30, 2016, Key announced her decommitment from the University of Florida, switching over to the University of Alabama and the Alabama Crimson Tide gymnastics team.[6] She signed the National Letter of Intent to the University of Alabama and the Crimson Tide gymnastics team on November 10, 2016.[7]

2017

Key began attending the University of Alabama in 2017, where she is on the women's gymnastics team. She competed in only one meet in her freshman (2017-2018) season.[8]

2019

Key underwent surgery in January and will out for the 2019 season.[9]

Competitive history

Junior

Year Event Team AA VT UB BB FX
2011 American Classic 6 8 8 1st, gold medalist(s)
CoverGirl Classic 7 6
Visa Championships 9 8 7
2012 City of Jesolo Trophy 1st, gold medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 6
Secret U.S. Classic 5 4 6 5 5
Visa Championships 4 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 7 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
2013 City of Jesolo Trophy 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s)
GER-ROU-USA Friendly 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s)
Secret U.S. Classic 1st, gold medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5 2nd, silver medalist(s) 5
P&G Championships 1st, gold medalist(s) 4 4 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s)
Japan Junior International 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s)
Mexico Open 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s)
2014 City of Jesolo Trophy 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s)
Pacific Rim Championships 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 1st, gold medalist(s)

Senior

Year Event Team AA VT UB BB FX
2015 City of Jesolo Trophy 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Secret U.S. Classic 4 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
P&G Championships 4 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 10 3rd, bronze medalist(s)

References

  1. ^ "USA Gymnastics names women's team for Pacific Rim Championships". Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  2. ^ "The Latest on Bailie Key". 1 August 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-09-22. Retrieved 2014-09-15.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "2015 P&G Championships - Women Day 2 Meet Results". usagym.org. August 15, 2015. Retrieved August 15, 2015.
  5. ^ "2015 P&G Championships - Women Day 2 Event Results". usagym.org. August 15, 2015. Retrieved August 15, 2015.
  6. ^ "2017-18 Key to Bama - CollegeGymFans.com". Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Instagram post by Bailie Key • Nov 10, 2016 at 12:02am UTC". Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Bailie Key (2019 Gymnastics Roster)". Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Alabama sophomore gymnast sidelined for 2019 season". Tide Sports. January 5, 2019.

External links

2013 U.S. National Gymnastics Championships

The 2013 P&G U.S. National Gymnastics Championships was the 50th edition of the U.S. National Gymnastics Championships. The competition was held from August 15–18, 2013 at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut.

2014 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships

The 2014 Pacific Rim Championships were held from 9 April to 12 April 2014 in Richmond, British Columbia.

2014 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships – Women's Artistic Gymnastics

The Women's Artistic Gymnastics competition for the 2014 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships was held on 9 April, 11 April, & 12 April 2014 at the Richmond Olympic Oval. The juniors and seniors competed together in the team final and individual all-around, but competed separately during the event finals. The team final and all-around competition were held on 9 April, the junior event finals were held on 11 April, and the senior event finals were held on 12 April.

2014 U.S. National Gymnastics Championships

The 2014 P&G U.S. National Gymnastics Championships was the 51st edition of the U.S. National Gymnastics Championships. The competition was held from August 21–24, 2014 at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

2014 in artistic gymnastics

Below is a list of notable artistic gymnastics events scheduled to be held in 2014, as well as the WAG medalists at each event.

2015 City of Jesolo Trophy

The 2015 City of Jesolo Trophy (Italian: Trofeo Citta Jesolo 2015) was the eighth edition of the City of Jesolo Trophy competition and was held March 25–29, 2015 at the SGA Gymnasium Treviso in Jesolo, Italy Teams from Italy, the United States, Canada, Australia and France competed at the event.

2015 U.S. Classic

The 2015 U.S. Classic, officially the 2015 Secret U.S. Classic, is the 32nd edition of the U.S. Classic and was held on July 25, 2015 at Sears Centre Arena in Chicago, Illinois.The event served as a qualification event to the 2015 U.S. National Gymnastics Championships, later in August 2015. It was the second event during the 2015 USA Gymnastics elite season.

2015 U.S. National Gymnastics Championships

The 2015 P&G U.S. National Gymnastics Championships was the 52nd edition of the U.S. National Gymnastics Championships. The competition was held from August 13–16, 2015 at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was the fourth time the competition has been held in the city.

2015 in artistic gymnastics

Below is a list of women's artistic gymnastics events scheduled to be held in 2015, as well as the medalists.

2016 United States women's national gymnastics team season

The 2016 United States women's national gymnastics team season refers to the competitions that the United States women's national gymnastics team will participate in during the 2016 artistic gymnastics season. The 2015 World Team champions, the U.S. team go into 2016 as the favorites to become 2016 Olympic Champions; hoping to defend their 2012 Olympic title (achieved by the latter named 'Fierce Five').

Andreea Iridon

Andreea Maria Iridon (born 23 November 1999 in Tilișca) is a Romanian senior artistic gymnast. At the 2014 Junior European Championships Iridon won silvers on beam and floor, and a bronze with the team.

City of Jesolo Trophy

The City of Jesolo Trophy is an annual women's gymnastics competition that is held in Jesolo, Italy. There are competitions for the senior division and junior division. The United States won the senior team competition every year from 2010 to 2017.

Courtney McGregor

Courtney Louise McGregor (born (1998-11-17)17 November 1998) is a New Zealand representative female artistic gymnast. She finished 41st in the All-around Women's artistic qualification with a best placing of 13th in the vault.

Gabby Douglas

Gabrielle Christina Victoria Douglas (born December 31, 1995) is an American artistic gymnast. She is the 2012 Olympic all around champion and the 2015 World all-around silver medalist. She was a member of the gold-winning teams at both the 2012 and the 2016 Summer Olympics, dubbed the "Fierce Five" and the "Final Five" by the media, respectively. She was also a member of the gold-winning American teams at the 2011 and the 2015 World Championships.Douglas is the first African American or the first of African descent of any nationality in Olympic history to become the individual all-around champion, and the first U.S. gymnast to win gold in both the individual all-around and team competitions at the same Olympics. Gabby Douglas was also the 2016 AT&T American Cup all-around champion.

As a public figure, Douglas' gymnastics successes have led to her life story adaptation in the 2014 Lifetime biopic film, The Gabby Douglas Story, as well as the acquisition of her own reality television series, Douglas Family Gold. Douglas has also written a book about her life and what it takes to be an Olympic Gold Medalist by determination and perseverance.

Key (surname)

Key is a surname, and may refer to:

Alexander Key (1904–1979), American science fiction writer

Arden Key (born 1996), American football player

Bailie Key (born 1999), American artistic gymnast, 2013 National Champion

Berthold Wells Key (1895–1986), British Indian Army officer

cEvin Key (born 1961), Canadian musician

Dana Key (1953–2010), American musician

Danny Key, English footballer

David M. Key (1824–1900), US Senator from Tennessee

David McK. Key (1900–1988), diplomat from Tennessee

Ellen Key (1849–1926), Swedish difference feminist writer

Francis Scott Key (1779–1843), author of the United States national anthem

James L. Key (1867–1939), lawyer and twice Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia

Jimmy Key (born 1961), James Edward Key, former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball

John Key (born 1961), former Prime Minister of New Zealand

Sir John Key, 1st Baronet (1794–1858), Lord Mayor of London 1830–1832, MP for City of London 1832–1833

John A. Key (1871–1954), American politician

John Maurice Key (1905–1984), Bishop of Sherborne then Truro

John Ross Key (1754–1821), American lawyer and judge

Johnny Key (born 1937), former footballer

Johnny Key (politician) (born 1968), member of the Arkansas State Senate

Kathleen Key (1903–1954), American actress in the silent era, great-great granddaughter of Francis Scott Key

Keegan-Michael Key (born 1971), American actor, writer, and comedian

Kelly Key (born 1983), Kelly de Almeida Afonso Freitas, Portuguese-Brazilian pop singer

Kristin Key (born 1980), American comedian

Laurence Key (1895–1971), English cricketer

Lieven de Key (1560—1627), Dutch renaissance architect

Philip Key (U.S. politician), a Representative of the State of Maryland in the United States Congress from 1791 to 1792.

Philip Barton Key (U.S. politician), a Representative of the State of Maryland in the United States Congress from 1807 to 1812.

Philip Barton Key (U.S. District Attorney), murder victim in a controversial nineteenth-century trial

Robert Key (cricketer) (born 1979), English cricketer

Robert Key (politician) (born 1945), a British politician, the Conservative MP for Salisbury

Ryan Key (born 1979), William Ryan Key, American rock musician of the pop punk band Yellowcard

Samuel M. Key (born 1951), pen name of Charles de Lint, Canadian writer of Dutch origin

Stephanie Key (born 1954), Australian politician and member of the South Australian House of Assembly

Ted Key (1912–2008), Theodore Keyser, American cartoonist and writer, creator of the cartoon panel Hazel

Thomas Key (disambiguation), several people with the same name

Tim Key (born 1976), English actor, writer, and performance poet

V. O. Key, Jr. (1908–1963), American political scientist and author

Madison Kocian

Madison Taylor Kocian (born June 15, 1997) is an American artistic gymnast. On the uneven bars, she is one of four 2015 world champions and the 2016 Olympic silver medalist. She was part of the gold medal-winning team dubbed the "Final Five" at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, and was a member of the first-place American teams at the 2014 and 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships. As of 2016, she has been attending the University of California, Los Angeles, where she is a member of its NCAA women's gymnastics team.

Montgomery High School (Montgomery, Texas)

Montgomery High School a high school in unincorporated Montgomery County, Texas, west of the City of Montgomery. A part of the Montgomery Independent School District. It feeds from the town of Montgomery, as well as a large portion of unincorporated Montgomery County, including most of west and south shores of Lake Conroe, and as far south as The Woodlands, Texas. In the years of 2013, 2014, and 2015, Montgomery High School was named one of Newsweek's Best schools in America. Montgomery High School offers Dual Credit and Advanced Placement courses for students.

Texas Dreams Gymnastics

Texas Dreams Gymnastics is a gymnastics training facility located in Coppell, Texas. It is owned by husband-and-wife team Chris Burdette and 1991 world champion and 1992 Olympics bronze medalist Kim Zmeskal-Burdette.

USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal

The USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal involves the sexual abuse of female athletes—primarily minors—over the past two decades, in which over 368 individuals have been sexually assaulted "by gym owners, coaches, and staff working for gymnastics programs across the country".Particularly, longtime USA Gymnastics (USAG) national team doctor Larry Nassar has been named in hundreds of lawsuits filed by athletes who said that Nassar engaged in sexual abuse under the pretense of providing medical treatment for at least 14 years. Since the scandal broke in September 2016, more than 265 women, including former USAG national team members Jamie Dantzscher, Morgan White, Jeanette Antolin, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Maggie Nichols, Gabby Douglas, Simone Biles, Jordyn Wieber, Sabrina Vega, Ashton Locklear, Kyla Ross, Madison Kocian, Amanda Jetter, Tasha Schwikert, Mattie Larson, Bailie Key, Kennedy Baker, and Alyssa Baumann have accused Nassar of sexually assaulting them. It is one of the biggest sexual abuse scandals in sports history. On July 11, 2017, Nassar pleaded guilty to federal child pornography charges; he was sentenced to 60 years in prison on December 7, 2017. On November 22, 2017, he pleaded guilty to seven charges of first-degree sexual assault and entered another guilty plea a week later to three additional charges of sexual assault. On January 24, 2018, Nassar was sentenced to an additional 40 to 175 years in prison, set to run after Nassar serves the 60-year federal prison sentence for child pornography. On February 5, 2018, Nassar received another 40 to 125 years.

An investigation over the period of nine months found that "predatory coaches were allowed to move from gym to gym, undetected by a lax system of oversight, or dangerously passed on by USA Gymnastics-certified gyms". USAG and Michigan State University—where Nassar worked as its osteopathic physician—have been accused of enabling Nassar's abuse and are named as defendants in civil lawsuits that former gymnasts have filed against Nassar.Besides Nassar, other coaches across the country were involved in the scandal, in localities such as Michigan, Pennsylvania, California, Rhode Island, and Indiana.On May 16, 2018, it was announced that the survivors would be awarded the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. On December 13 of that year, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) awarded Nichols, the first person to have reported Nassar (though not the first to go public with her report), the Inspiration Award for 2019.

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