- Gina Chiles was due to report to prison on July 27, the day of the Gymnastics Women’s team finals at the Olympics.
- A court approved her request to have her sentence delayed so she could support her daughter.
- This is Jordan’s first time at the Olympics.
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Team USA Gymnast Jordan Chiles’ mother will now be able to watch her daughter compete at the Tokyo Summer Olympics after a court agreed on Wednesday to delay her prison sentence.
Gina Chiles was meant to report for her prison sentence on July 27 – the day of the Gymnastics Women’s teams finals – after being convicted of wire fraud.
In a court motion seen by Insider, Chiles’ attorneys asked that their client be allowed to delay her sentence in order to support her 20-year-old daughter.
“Her daughter has now exceeded expectations and is now not only a contender for a medal at the Olympics but will be competing in all four gymnastics events on behalf of the United States,” the motion read.
The Oregon US District Court approved a 30-day delay to her prison sentence and she’ll now report to prison on August 26.
Chiles pleaded guilty to a charge of wire fraud in March last year and was sentenced to 366 days in prison in November, reported CBS 42.
According to court documents seen by Insider, Chiles, the owner of Inspire Vision Property Management, LLC, admitted to stealing from her property management clients and spending hundreds of thousands of her client’s money on personal expenses. In addition to her prison sentence, Chiles has been ordered to pay $1.2 million in restitution to her victims.
The US gymnastics women’s team flew to Tokyo on Wednesday for the games, but friends and family were not allowed to accompany athletes due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Jordan Chiles made the Olympics gymnastic team after coming in third at the US Olympic Gymnastics Trials held in St. Louis, Missouri, last month. This will be Chiles’ debut at an international event, and she’ll be competing alongside Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles.