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PALMER Kimberly
Sport Vaulting
NOC United States   
GenderFemale
Born01 Jun 1995
Human Interest
Last Update
  10 Sep 2018
Further Personal Information
Residence Half Moon Bay, CA, USA
Occupation Athlete, Baker, Business Owner, Chef
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began vaulting at age five.
Why this sport? Her mother Jill vaulted as a child and introduced Palmer to the sport.
Club / Team Half Moon Bay Vaulters: United States
Name of coach Emma Seely [national], USA
General Interest
Nicknames Kimmy (Facebook profile, 03 May 2018)
Hobbies Baking. (longbranchfarms.net, 22 Jan 2018)
Famous relatives Her sister Cassidy and brother Colton have both represented United States of America in vaulting. Cassidy competed at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France, and Colton has been selected to compete at the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon, NC, United States of America. Colton has also competed in gymnastics at university level for Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ, United States of America. (phelpssports.com, 06 Sep 2014; longbranchfarms.net, 22 Jan 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 10 Sep 2018; sundevilgymnastics.com, 22 Jan 2018)
Other information NATIONAL FIRST
She claimed victory in the pas-de-deux at the 2013 German Masters in Stuttgart with her sister Cassidy, making the siblings the first vaulters from the US to win a World Cup event. (fei.org, 19 Nov 2013)

FAMILY BUSINESS
Her family owns and operates Long Branch Farms, a replica Western town and venue for private events in Half Moon Bay, CA, United States of America. She works as a caterer at the facility. (usefnetwork.com, 03 Mar 2014; longbranchfarms.net, 22 Jan 2018)

BUSINESS OWNER
She owns Granola's Coffee House in Half Moon Bay, CA, United States of America. (longbranchfarms.net, 22 Jan 2018)

THE PALMER THROW
Along with her sister Cassidy they developed a throw for the pas-de-deux event in vaulting named 'The Palmer Throw'. Cassidy sets the move up in a backward knee position and then throws Kimberly into the air. They debuted the move at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France. "The audience gasped with excitement, it was new to everyone's eyes. Cassidy literally throws me in the air so we call it 'The Palmer Throw.'" (thevaultingreview.com, 25 Mar 2018)

Major Results
World Cup Final
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2014 CVI WC Final Bordeaux (FRA) LEON 364 4  

Current Results
Date Venue Competition Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
11.07.2014 to 13.07.2014 CVIO3* Aachen (GER) Pas de deux LEON 364 9  
26.06.2014 to 29.06.2014 CVI3* Krumke (GER) Pas de deux LEON 364 4  
26.06.2014 to 29.06.2014 CVI3* Krumke (GER) Individual Female LEON 364 12  
23.05.2014 to 25.05.2014 CVI3* Chilliwack BC (CAN) Pas de deux CURIOUS GEORGE 3  
02.05.2014 to 04.05.2014 CVI3* Hollister CA (USA) Pas de deux SOVIRA 1  
02.05.2014 to 04.05.2014 CVI3* Hollister CA (USA) Individual Female HUDSON 7  
10.03.2014 to 15.03.2014 CVI3* Doha, Al Shaqab (QAT) Pas de deux LEON 364 5  
07.02.2014 to 09.02.2014 CVI-W Final Bordeaux (FRA) Pas de deux LEON 364 4  
06.12.2013 to 07.12.2013 CVI-W Salzburg (GER) Pas de deux LEON 364 3  
29.11.2013 to 30.11.2013 CVI-W Paris (FRA) Pas de deux LEON 364 3  
21.06.2013 to 23.06.2013 CVIO3* Aachen (GER) Pas de deux LEON 364 4  
06.06.2013 to 09.06.2013 CVI3* Krumke (GER) Pas de deux SAN DIEGO 99 2  
Abbreviation Meaning
DNF Did Not Finish
DNS Did Not Start
DNQ Did Not Qualify
DSQ Disqualified
FNR Finished No Rank
RET Retired
WDW Withdrawal






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