Chellsie Memmel is part of the Tour of gymnastics for one reason and one reason only, she took it as a bribe to stop criticizing USA-Gymnastics for their long tradition of screwing over their ex Champions. (Money talks) Apparently that bribe worked so well USA-Gymnastics has decided to try it out on Alicia Sacramone.
Alicia Sacramone did an interview with Red Eye Chicago and talks about a job offer she has from USA-gymnastics. I guess we know why she has kept quiet about what went on at Trials.
Nastia being told she would be on the team if she hit day two of Trials is a fact. I find it hard to believe this is the only secret hidden agenda that happened.
As far as I am concerned Alicia should have been an alternate on the Olympic team. Rumor has it that Alicia was none to happy with the way things went down at Trials. Her mothers cryptic tweets about “Karma” only add to the mystery of deceit that hopefully one day will leak out. Until then, we speculate.
If I had to garner an educated guess I would say Alicia was told not to do floor by Marta. An event that would have helped her make that Olympic team. IMO, all hell might have broken lose if Alicia hit floor to go with her beam and vault and she was not named to the team over Mckayla and her inconsistent ways.
I would also say Alicia was promised a real shot at the Olympic team that was clearly never going to happen. Pretty much proved when Alicia wasn’t event named alternate. (Look what beat her out?)
Another scenario that Jas pointed out in the comments section that I totally forgot about was the upgraded vaults Alicia allegedly” had. What if Marta told her she didn’t need those to make the team so she didn’t attempt them?
What do you think?
What is your relationship like with gymnastics now on a day-to-day basis?
So I just retired from competition. Now we’re on this tour for three months. Other than that, I stay involved. I do choreography and then I coach as well. So that’s how I’m staying involved in the sport, but I also might take a job with our federation for USA Gymnastics. So once this [tour] is done and things calm down and we go into the new year, I’ll see what kind of opportunities that has. But it’s different now, I don’t know. … I went to the [London] Olympics and did media work, and it was just so different being an athlete and then working at the event. I think it’s more stressful for me to watch the girls compete than be the one competing, because [the outcome was] always in my hands. I know what I can do and what I’m capable of. But watching them, you’re just so stressed, going like, “Oh my gosh, I don’t know what’s going to happen. I don’t know what’s going to happen. I’m freaking out!” But they did so well, so it was a lot of fun.