Maddie Desch from Instagram
Dear friends, family, and fans,
Today I am announcing my retirement from elite gymnastics. As some of you may know, I have been battling with a back injury for the past few months and it has prevented me from training at the level that I want and need. I recently found out that it was re-fractured, which leads me to this hard decision. I am so grateful for all of the opportunities I have had to represent the U.S. and wear that USA on my back. I have made so many great memories. I have not only grown as a gymnast, but a person through all of my experiences. With the little time that is left, I have decided to let my body heal and look forward to the amazing chapter I have ahead at the University of Alabama. I would like to thank everyone for their support throughout my journey as an elite gymnast.
Do you realize it’s almost been 4 years since Chellsie was screwed out of a chance to compete at Nationals because Marta was afraid she would show up and kick ass again like she did in 2008. Then of course there was the girl who sold her soul for tour money and a job being a judge .
Above is an interview with Chellsie from the Skating Lesson.
2016 US Classic roster I wonder if anyone will get screwed this year?
About 25 minutes in Chellsie confirms what I have been telling you people for years that Marta was fixated on getting those DTY’s on that Olympic team because she thought that would be the key to winning gold. Told you so:)
The discussion on the 2005 AA is hilarious. I love attitude Chellsie. Dave is a pesky interviewer but he didn’t ask about Nastia calling Chellsie fat and saying she stole her medal. Very disappointing.
Did I hear Chellsie say that she and Alicia went to the USAG higher ups about to complain about not being picked at Trials? She kind of alludes to it and then doesn’t follow through. What ballsy kids.lol
VERY disappointed in one part of this interview. They gloss over #MemmelGate with how she felt and never ask her at all about the fans petition or the backlash of that competition. She talks about how Marta saw her hit a great floor routine during training but the entire issue that happened when she wasn’t allowed to compete was completely glossed over.
If you didn’t watch this interview and thought of the one or 2 things you would have wanted asked one would be the Nastia calling her fat thing (and how Marta sent Alicia to smooth over the fued it caused and 2 would be everything about Memmelgate and Classics and not being allowed to compete. Now I get glossing over the fat comment but the MemmelGate was huge and it would have been nice to see it addressed.Yeah I know, go get your own interview GTT:)