Of course Shawn is going to say that. Admitting that you have quit is a good way to stop the money from rolling in. The comments about her former team-mates and the way she has (not) interacted with them, is really telling.She has not decided yet. She said she has to wait until all the media and all that stuff dies down a little, and then she will get back into the gym again for a few practices and just see wear her heart is.
She said so herself, but it's less a "need" and more of a "want," mainly for personal reasons. I'm not going to speak for her, but I think it's safe to say that Chow would not take her back until she got into a little better shape (PS: I think the camera was deceiving on DWTS, she's still quite small in person).Why would she need to find a new coach?
So who would you let out to have a chance? I am sorry, it is a competition and to win you need to beat the best! This is not sandbagging at your local level four meet, we are talking about worlds and international reputation. Sorry the USA needs Nastia, here is some simple math. Now the USA and China are similar in difficulty across Vault, Beam and Floor. On bars the Chinese have at least three 7+ difficulty scores (and Nastia of course).I say, she's had her moments of glory & fun, let's step down and open up the field for the up-&-comer's, who would like their chance to shine! I mean that for Nastia too. In the nicest way possible, does that makse sense? I love them both, so much. But there's just not that much room at the top, and I'd like to see whoever else is healthy, get their chance, you know?
In all fairness, some atheletes do get burnt out after many years of hard work. They stake it out until the goal is reached. Now that they are there, wanting to walk away is quite reasonable to me.These girls shouldn't be competing in gymnastics for the sake of getting famous, and then quitting when they do.
I can definitely see that... it is a very difficult sport, and a difficult level of activity to sustain for sure! I just have a harder time believing that someone like Shawn Johnson, who only competed at the sr. elite level for 2 years (unless I'm mistaken?? I thought she came on the scene in 2007), who only trained 4-5 hours a day, and who didn't have any injuries (that I know of??) is burnt out. But I'm not a big fan of Shawn's so I would not be sad if she stops competing.In all fairness, some athletes do get burnt out after many years of hard work. They stake it out until the goal is reached. Now that they are there, wanting to walk away is quite reasonable to me.
I got my information from Shawn's mouth to my ears. Pretty sure it's accurate. Just so you know....3) Shawn has been working with a personal trainer since DWTS to get back in shape and his going back to the gym with CHOW(IDK where you get this new coach thing because everything I have read includes Chow) in October to assess what she is able to do and her future abilities. She said in recent articles that she hopes to be competing again by next year, but she doesn't know how she will adjust.
I got my information from Shawn's mouth to my ears. Pretty sure it's accurate. Just so you know....
You don't need to be rude.I am pretty sure your ears screwed up the information then. As I heard her say a week ago she was going back to the gym with Chow in October. She may have to switch coaches if she decides to continue with gymnatics as shes wants to live in California. As of now though, she is still with Chow.