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Jennifer Sey represented the United States at the 1985 World Championships in what was her only appearance in a competition at the World Championships/Olympic level. Her appearance was cut short by a fall on the uneven bars during Team Optionals which resulted in a broken leg. It would be a key moment in gymnastics history going down as one of WAG’s most notorious highlight reels, but also helped bring about rule changes allowing coaches to spot a gymnast on the uneven bars to encourage safety.
Sey refused to let her career be defined by a high-profile injury, she defied the odds and launched a successful comeback. The following year Sey won the All-Around at the U.S. National Championships. After her gymnastics career ended Jennifer entered the business world and once again achieved high level success. She is currently serving as brand president tasked with overseeing marketing, design, merchandising, and brand experience at Levi’s. Jennifer Sey can accurately be described as one of the highest ranking women in the business world and is routinely profiled by major financial news publications for her achievements.
In 2008 Jennifer Sey published “Chalked Up” a book detailing her career and highlighted the abuse culture which exists in WAG. In 2020 she helped produce the Netflix documentary “Athlete A” which also critiqued the prevalence of abuse in gymnastics and covered the life story of Maggie Nichols. In doing so, Jennifer Sey became one of the most significant figures in WAG history due to her contributions in fighting mental, physical, and sexual abuse within the sport. Even though she never won a medal, Jennifer Sey found a different way to become an unforgettable figure in the gymnastics community.
Second Elite Nationals: 12th-AA (Junior)
Jr. American Classic (Philadelphia): 12th-AA
Jr. American Classic (Atlanta): 11th-AA
Jr. U.S. Championships: 12th-AA
Canadian Classic: 2nd-AA
Capitol Cup: 2nd-AA, 3rd-FX
Jr. American Classic: 6th-AA
Parkette Invitational: 4th-AA
U.S. National Championships: 38th-AA
USECA National Team Championships: 2nd-Team
Capitol Cup: 3rd-FX
American Classic: 13th-AA
U.S. Classic: 2nd-AA
U.S. Championships: 7th-AA, 6th-BB, 3rd-FX
USA-FRA Dual Meet: 1st-Team, 2nd-AA
Worlds Team Trials: 3rd-AA
World Championships: 6th-Team
Emerald Empire Cup: 5th-AA
Goodwill Games: 21st-AA
U.S. Championships: 1st-AA
Chunichi Cup: 16th-AA
USA-URS Dual Meet: 2nd-Team, 9th-AA
American Cup: 5th-AA (Exhibition)
International Mixed Pairs: 3rd-Team
American Classic: 6th-AA
Results are taken from Score for Score, The Gymternet, GymnasticGreats, My Meet Scores, Gymn-Forum, the official websites of various national gymnastics federations, newspaper clippings, classic gymnastics magazines, and in some cases, were provided by the gymnasts themselves. An explanation for the meaning of these symbols can be found here.