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Memmel Withdraws From World Team Selection
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Chellsie Memmel became the third 2008 U.S. Olympian to withdraw from the selection process for the 2009 World Championships team, which will be named Oct. 4 at the national team training center in Huntsville, Texas.

Nastia Liukin and Samantha Peszek pulled out a few weeks after the Visa Championships in August, while Memmel made it to the second of two selection camps before making her decision.

"I have run out of time, and I am not quite where I want to be gymnastics-wise," said Memmel, who competed only on the balance beam at the Visa Championships. "I haven't been able to do the number of routines and repetitions that I need to represent the USA at the highest level."

Memmel said she and her father and coach, Andy Memmel, met with national team coordinator Marta Karolyi about her situation.

"She is very supportive of this decision," said Memmel, 21, who is still coming off ankle surgery. "I am going home and will spend the time getting my routines ready for next year."

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She should spend her free time stretching, Low-rated comment [Show]

Martine said:

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I thought she had retired
 
October 02, 2009
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Grenadine said:

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movin on
I admire her drive and spirit but I think age has caught up with her and she may never be 100% again...I think she should move on and leave the heavy training and meets to the youngsters
 
October 02, 2009
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GreatVictoria said:

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Don't be rude. She is a world all around champion, and may very well read this page. Support her, she is one of our great champions.
 
October 03, 2009
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ellie said:

October 03, 2009
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Luke said:

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she is an extremely dedicated athlete who should be able to develop very competitive routines for the current COP. great news for team USA that she's choosing to continue.
 
October 03, 2009
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Robin said:

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I can't imagine it would be very exciting to compete when you don't feel like you can give your best. I agree, Luke, it's great for the US that she's continuing to compete. I'm sad she won't be competing at Worlds, but I will look forward to seeing her in top shape next year.
 
October 05, 2009
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bilgisayar teknik servisi said:

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tahnks goog atlantik
I am happy that Rio was selected to host the games for 2016
 
October 05, 2009 | url
Votes: +0

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