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SIMM Kelly (GBR)

Identity

Title
Ms
Gender
female
Lastname
SIMM
Firstname
Kelly
Country
Great Britain
City
FAREHAM
Country of birth
Great Britain
Place of birth
Southampton
Year of birth
1995
Height
154 cm / 5' 1''
Weight
47 kg / 104 lb
Discipline(s)
Women's Artistic Gymnastics
Facebook account
Instagram account
Twitter account

Nickname

Kel, Jelly (baku2015.com, 20 Jun 2015)

Hobbies

Spending time with family and friends, shopping, choreography. (baku2015.com, 20 Jun 2015; gymnasticsexpress.co.uk, 03 Jul 2015)

Occupation

Athlete, Student

Education

Sports Science - Solent University, Southampton, ENG

Spoken languages

English

Club

Dynamo School Of Gymnastics [Hamble, ENG]

Coach

Debbie Richardson [club]; Keith Richardson [club] (intlgymnast.com, 08 Mar 2018)

International senior debut

2014 for England, Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland (baku2015.com, 20 Jun 2015)

Injuries

In October 2016 she sustained an injury to her ankle while completing a floor routine and was ruled out of the 2017 British Championships in Liverpool. She spent five months in rehabilitation, and in March 2017 required surgery. She returned to competition in November 2017. (britishgymnewstics.com, 04 Mar 2018; intlgymnast.com, 08 Mar 2018; britishgymnewstics.com, 04 Mar 2018)

In early 2016 she suffered a stress fracture to her back during training. She returned in time to compete at the British trials for the 2016 Olympic Games, where she was named as a reserve for the national team in Rio de Janeiro. (intlgymnast.com, 08 Mar 2018; britishgymnewstics.com, 04 Mar 2018)

Start sporting career

She took up gymnastics at age six at Dynamo School of Gymnastics in Hamble, England. (tresamagazine.com, 18 May 2018; henry-cort.hants.sch.uk, 10 Jul 2011)

Reason for taking up the sport

"I went along to a trampolining session with a friend and saw all the older girls in the gym doing all the flips and wanted to try it." (baku2015.com, 20 Jun 2015)

Ambitions

To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (tresamagazine.com, 18 May 2018)

Trainings

She trains for about 30 hours a week. (tresamagazine.com, 18 May 2018)

Most memorable sporting achievement

Winning gold in the team event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, and claiming gold in the individual all-around at the 2015 World University Games in Gwangju, Republic of Korea. (baku2015.com, 20 Jun 2015; bucs.org.uk, 07 Jul 2015)

Hero / Idol

British gymnast Beth Tweddle. (tresamagazine.com, 18 May 2018)

Most influential person in career

Gymnastics coaches Keith Richardson and Debbie Richardson. (intlgymnast.com, 30 Jan 2014)

Philosophy / Motto

"Strength doesn't come from what you can do, it comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't." (gymnasticsexpress.co.uk, 03 Jul 2015)

Awards

In 2018 she received a Special Recognition Award from Solent University in Southampton, England. (tresamagazine.com, 18 May 2018)

Additional information

General
BALANCING STUDIES AND GYMNASTICS
She studies sports science part-time over five years at Solent University in Southampton, England. "I am extremely lucky to be at a university which is so understanding and enthusiastic about sport. Doing my degree part-time definitely helps me balance my studies with training and competition." (tresamagazine.com, 18 May 2018; solent.ac.uk, 20 Mar 2018)

LEADER
She was captain of the female gymnastics team at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia. (tresamagazine.com, 18 May 2018)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
In 2018 she launched Collection K, a line of leotards with the gymnastics clothing line Milano. (Instagram profile, 30 Sep 2018)

Last update : 2018-10-08

All-Around
Rank Final
19
Score Final
51.799 
Rank Qualif.
15
Score Qualif.
53.099 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
23
Score Qualif.
13.800
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
61
Score Qualif.
12.333
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
26
Score Qualif.
13.066
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
160.964
All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
189
Score Qualif.
41.699 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
33
Score Qualif.
13.700
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
47
Score Qualif.
13.566
Team
Rank Final
3
Score Final
172.380
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
227.162
All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
167
Score Qualif.
40.366 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
105
Score Qualif.
12.433
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
44
Score Qualif.
13.233
Team
Rank Final
6
Score Final
168.495
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
224.596
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
5
Score Final
14.233
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
14.275
Balance Beam
Rank Final
5
Score Final
14.233
Rank Qualif.
20
Score Qualif.
11.600
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
12.933
All-Around
Rank Final
5
Score Final
51.898 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
5
Score Final
13.666
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
13.650
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
14
Score Qualif.
12.150
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
7
Score Final
10.750
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
12.350
All-Around
Rank Final
4
Score Final
53.698 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
8
Score Final
14.066
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
13.866
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
13.033
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
12.933
All-Around
Rank Final
11
Score Final
51.932 
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
53.299 
Vault
Rank Final
6
Score Final
7.166
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
13.883
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
23
Score Qualif.
12.933
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
30
Score Qualif.
12.533
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
13.600
Team
Rank Final
8
Score Final
107.964
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-

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