The new Chellsie Memmel looks fantastic. Much better to me than when she won Worlds 2005. (Back then I was disappointed by her bad basics and poor artistry.)
Click PLAY or watch her Beam on YouTube.
Click PLAY or watch her Floor on YouTube. (Very smart choreography and music.)
Right now I have more confidence in Chellsie and Alica hitting at Worlds Tokyo than anyone else aside from Wieber.
… Is this a new coaching strategy under an ultra-demanding code? Retire. Heal completely. Get back into shape. Train specifically for the target meet. … Try to avoid the chronic overuse injuries that plague the girls who have trained relentlessly for years.
The psychology of the “comeback” is easier than staying at the top, too.
CONGRATS to Chellsie. And please heal that shoulder quickly.
related – Star Tribune – A step backward after making strides