Chellsie Memmel Starts Training Again

This is excellent news, because if Chellsie is back than the world is all right again.

Well, maybe I wouldn’t go that far, but it’s a good thing!
Chellsie Memmel is badass. She’s been injured so many times, she just missed out making the ’04 team and made Bejiing only to be injured and able to compete just bars–but every time she has gutted through.  Chellsie Memmel has the ability like few people in the gymnastics world to be in terrible shape and then just gut it through her routine and nail the fuck out of it.

The other thing about Chellsie is that she doesn’t always look super impressive on television. In person, Chellsie SHINES. She is more of a charismatic performer than 95% of gymnasts out there.

Here she is consulting with her father/coach, Andy, right before floor, at the 2008 Olympic Trials, before she went out to hit the best floor I’ve ever seen from her. photo copyright vsteck

And here’s the video of that routine!


One response

  1. Heather

    Holy crap that floor routine was amazing. She should have no problem adjusting to the changes in the code. Thanks for posting this – I had forgotten how good she was (or is???)

    January 10, 2011 at 10:18 pm

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