That's too bad I think it's really honest and brave of them to bow out if they don't feel they are ready though. I agree that it does give rising talent a chance to shine, we may discover a new gymnastics star! Any word on Mattie Larson's possible attendance? I havn't seen her site updated with that info, wondering if I'm missing something. I think she's fabulous and would love to see her there.
Chellsie is a trickster who has gradually lost all her tricks when she left Chudy. Now her gymnastics is just boring and sloppy. Not to mention she is so often injured, probably because she is out of shape and then looses a horrendous amount of weight in a short period of time. There really wasn't a place from her on this team to begin with given her lack of good preparation. Sure she deserves some respect for sticking it out this long, I'll give her that.
I find it offensive to say that there are no good gymnasts left; Williams, Hong, Sloan and Bross are all great gymnast. Yes they have their faults too, but they are far more enjoyable than Memmel imho. Just because they don't have a lot of hard wear between them yet, doesn't mean they are no good. Look at the 2005 worldâ€™s team, they were never considered to be that great at that point in time. It's nice that she is bowing out, but I think it has a lot to do with saving face as well. I think she saw the writing on the wall.
Linsel - Larson was out of selection after the first camp, as you had to be there, if you wanted any chance of further selection. I think she is still recovering from the injury.