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Chainey Umphrey

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAlbert "Chainey"•Umphrey
Used nameChainey•Umphrey
Born2 August 1970 in Albuquerque, New Mexico (USA)
AffiliationsUCLA Bruins, Los Angeles (USA)
NOC United States


Chainey Umphrey competed in college at UCLA. He was a member of the US National Team from 1989-97, competing at the 1991, 1994, and 1996 World Championships, in addition to his 1996 Olympic appearance.

Umphrey retired from gymnastics in 2000 and returned to UCLA for medical school. He started a residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Colorado but then switched to physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatry), doing a residency in that specialty at Stanford. Umphrey later worked in the spine and sports department at the Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center in California.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1996 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) USA Chainey Umphrey
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 95 r1/2
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) United States 5
Floor Exercise, Men (Olympic) =64 r1/1
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) 103 r1/1
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) 104 r1/1
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) 99 r1/1
Rings, Men (Olympic) =25 r1/1
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) 62 r1/1

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