Paris Olympics 2024 (Team USA): Meet Gymnast Jordan Chiles

Jordan Chiles is a 22-year-old American artistic gymnast. At the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, she won a silver medal competing in the team event for the United States.

Chiles was also part of the U.S. team that won a gold medal in the team competition at the 2022 World Championships. She won silver medals in both vault and floor exercise at the 2022 World Championships.

Chiles has qualified to compete at the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympics. She will be representing the United States again.

Jordan Chiles Is Qualified For Paris Olympics 2024

The Paris Olympics are happening in 5 months. Recently, 22-year-old artistic gymnast Jordan Chiles attended the Simone Biles Invitational in Texas. She was there to motivate and give advice to younger gymnasts, not compete. Naturally, talk turned to the upcoming Olympics.

Chiles shared her thoughts on Paris and French culture with the other gymnasts. She has experience at the Olympics, having won silver with the U.S. team in Tokyo. But this time there will be new competition in Paris.

Chiles started training early in 2024. Following her Tokyo medal, she began elite training drills for Paris. Last year she saw success at the U.S. Classic and Pan American Games.

Fellow gymnast Joscelyn Roberson also trained hard last year. She won titles at the Pan American Games, Cairo World Cup, and a team challenge. Both gymnasts are working hard to prepare for the 2024 Olympics in Paris.

Chiles Focused on Herself as She Aims for the 2024 Olympics

American gymnast Jordan Chiles is focused on competing at the 2024 Paris Olympics. She helped the U.S. team win silver at the Tokyo Games in 2020. After competing in college gymnastics for UCLA, she now wants to make the U.S. team again for Paris.

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“I’m going to put myself out there; I’m going to go do this and have an amazing time because I didn’t want to regret anything,” “I didn’t want to look back and be like ‘Oh, I could have done that’ or ‘Oh, I could have been on that podium. I’d rather try and do everything and give everything and be like ‘Whatever happens, happens.'”

she said.

It took Chiles time to become confident with who she is. She realized trying to change herself to please others was not good. Her mom advised her to believe in herself. But being a public figure, critical comments still impact Chiles. Overall she is embracing a “do it for yourself” mindset for 2024.

Jordan Chiles Age, Family, Siblings, and Early Life

Jordan Chiles was born on April 15, 2001 (22 years old), in Tualatin, Oregon, and grew up in Vancouver, Washington. She is the daughter of Timothy Chiles and Gina Chiles and has four siblings – Jazmin, Jade, Tajmen, and Tyrus.

Jordan Chiles Early Years
Image: Jordan Chiles in her early years in 2017 (Source: Jordan’s Instagram)

Chiles graduated high school in 2019 and went on to attend UCLA, where she earned a degree in Sociology. She stands at 4’11” tall and weighs 121 pounds.

Outside of gymnastics, Chiles loves animals, shopping, drawing, painting, and spending time with family. She trains at the World Champions Centre under coaches Laurent and Cecile Landi.

Jordan Chiles’s Eary beginning of gymnastics Career

Chiles was drawn to gymnastics from a very young age. At just 6 years old, she enrolled in recreational gymnastics classes at Naydenov Gymnastics. She quickly showed talent and was allowed to try out for the pre-team. Within a year, she was competing at level 4.

Chiles progressed rapidly through the levels. She won her first all-around title at the 2008 Emerald Team Challenge. In 2009 she moved up to level 5 and won gold on vault and silver on floor at the State Championships. The next season, she skipped level 6 and went straight to level 7, finishing first on bars and in the all-around to qualify for Regionals.

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At just 10 years old in 2011, Chiles skipped level 8 and competed at level 9, finishing first on vault, beam, and floor at Regionals to qualify for Level 9 Western Nationals. By 2012 at age 11 she had reached the elite level 10.

Remarkably, at just 12 years old, Chiles made her first national team and got her first international assignment in the same month. In high school, she played clarinet and saxophone, could read music, and was in the marching band.

Chiles made her elite debut in 2013 at age 12. She won all-around bronze and vault silver at the American Classic behind teammates. At the 2013 Nationals, she placed 11th all-around and made the junior national team.

Her world championships

In 2014, Chiles won team gold and placed 6th all-around in her international debut at the City of Jesolo. She won vault silver in the event finals. At the 2014 Nationals, she was 4th all-around and won vault and floor exercise bronze. She made the junior team again.

In March 2018, 16-year-old Chiles made her senior debut at the Stuttgart World Cup winning vault and floor gold. She was named to the team for Pacific Rims where she won team gold, vault gold, floor gold, and beam bronze.

At the 2018 Nationals, Chiles placed 11th all-around and 2nd on vault behind Simone Biles. She wasn’t named to the senior team but was added to the national team after placing 3rd vault at Worlds selection camp.

In 2019, Chiles switched gyms to train with Biles. She placed 11th all-around at Classics and 6th all-around at Nationals to make the national team. But mistakes at Worlds selection camp kept her off the Worlds team.

Chiles didn’t compete in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Professional Career

In 2021, Chiles had a breakout year at age 20. In February, she made history by becoming the first women’s all-around champion at the inaugural Winter Cup. She also won gold on vault and floor exercise, silver on beam, and bronze on bars.

At the 2021 U.S. Classic, Chiles placed 2nd all-around behind Simone Biles. She earned silver on bars, 4th on beam, and silver on floor. Then at the 2021 U.S. Championships, Chiles placed 3rd all-around behind Biles and Suni Lee to make the Olympic team.

At the Tokyo Olympics, Chiles was consistent all year without any falls in her routines. She qualified for the all-around final in 40th place after major mistakes on bars and beam. When Biles withdrew during the team final, Chiles stepped in to compete in bars and beam, hitting both routines cleanly to help the U.S. win silver.

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In 2022, Chiles placed 3rd all-around at Nationals behind younger gymnasts. She competed at the Paris World Cup, winning floor gold and vault silver. Then at the 2022 World Championships, she contributed strong scores on all 4 events during team finals to help the U.S. win a 6th straight gold. Individually she won silver medals on vault behind Jade Carey and floor behind Jessica Gadirova.

In 2023 at age 22, Chiles was selected for the Pan American Games team alongside younger teammates, proving she is still a leader on the U.S. national team. She continues to train for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

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