Kimberly Chace-May competed on the 1972 U.S. Olympic Team, where the USA finished fourth in the team competition. It is not unusual for Olympic-level athletes to come back from a brief retirement. However, for Chace-May, the scrutiny and pressure of the media and the U.S. Olympic Committee regarding her amateur status added a whole new level of pressure as she gunned for the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, Quebec.
Mental toughness learned in a career that earned six medals between the Pan American Games and US National Championships alone proved to be enough to make Chace-May an Olympian once more. She made the team, and the USA finished sixth in the team competition, with Chace-May finishing 14th in the individual all-around.