Everything we know Jordan Chiles’ parents

Jordan Chiles is an American gymnast set to represent the United States at the 2020 Summer Olympics. Chiles has been a member of the United States women’s national gymnastics team since 2013. Chiles made her senior debut at the American Classic in 2017, where she placed fourth on the uneven bars and fifth on the balance beam.

In April 2018, Chiles won team gold and gold on the vault and floor exercise at the Pacific Rim Championships. Jordan later switched gyms from her hometown of Vancouver, Washington, to the World Championships Centre in Spring, Texas, where Simone Biles trains. Chiles finished third behind Sunisa Lee and Simone Biles at the United States Olympic Trials.

Jordan’s parents facilitated her switch from softball to gymnastics

Jordan was born on 15th April 2001 to Timothy and Gina Chiles in Tualatin, Oregon. She grew up in Vancouver, Washington, alongside four older siblings, namely Jazmin, Jade, Tajmen, and Tyrus. Jordan told USA Gymnastics that Timothy inspired her love for Gospel music. 

Gina named Chiles after basketball legend Michael Jordan. “She’s [Gina] literally in love with sports,” Jordan told local news outlet KOIN. Chiles discovered her love for sports on the softball court, where the then-six-year-old enjoyed performing cartwheels. 

Timothy and Gina noted that their youngest child loved moving on her hands more than she loved moving on her feet and inspired Jordan’s switch to gymnastics. “My parents could not keep me from cartwheeling down the aisle of any open space or walking on my hands instead of my feet,” Jordan told USA Gymnastics.

“People kept asking if I was in gymnastics. I had a lot of energy! So they put me in gym.”

A judge postponed Gina Chiles’ sentence so she could support Jordan at the Olympics

Gina Chiles was sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison after pleading guilty to one count of wire fraud. Court documents obtained by CBS revealed that Gina previously admitted to defrauding her clients and spending thousands of dollars on personal expenses through her business, Inspire Vision Property Management LLC. 

Chiles told Today that she was scheduled to report to prison on the day that the women’s team is expected to compete in the Olympics final if they qualify. Thankfully, a court granted a motion postponing Gina’s surrender date by a month to 26th August 2021. 

The judge granted the postponement to give Jordan ‘some additional time to have her mother’s emotional support and guidance during such a monumental time in her young life.’ In an interview with Today, Gina praised Jordan’s efforts during a difficult time for the family. She said:

“Every moment that I watch Jordan is the most amazing moment as a mom. And so I just am looking at it as not bittersweet, but just sweet, period, that she’s here.”

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