<!-- Image with unknown copyright status removed: -->Chloe Leigh Sims
(born 25 August 1990) is an Australian gymnast
. She was born in Queensland
and trains at the Moreton Bay College
centre of excellence. She is a national team member and double Commonwealth champion.
Sims made her senior international debut at the 2006 Commonwealth Games
. There, the Australian team comfortably retained their title after the English challenge melted away following injury and withdrawal from reigning bars champion Beth Tweddle
. Sims, however, was not at her best in the team competition. She fell five times but managed to qualify for the all-around final and also the vault final.
In the all-around, however, she redeemed herself. With title favourites Monette Russo
and Beth Tweddle
injured, there was room for a new face at the top of the podium. As other top gymnasts fell, sometimes more than once, Chloe remained consistent and hit every piece of apparatus. Her more fancied top qualifying teammate Hollie Dykes
fell off every piece of apparatus, and more experienced international rivals such as Shavahn Church
and Gael Mackie
also had problems. She watered down her difficulty on vault and floor to be certain, and it paid off. She and runner up Elyse Hopfner-Hibbs
both recorded the same score, but a were separated by a tie break because Chloe's top three scores were the highest. To the delight of the crowd, just 24 hours after her disastrous showing in the... Read More