Gymnastics Training

Gymnastics Training

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Cuban Protests, Shark Week, Hidden Likes

Episode: Cuban Protests, Shark Week, Hidden Likes

  • Jul 19, 2021 8:00 pm
  • 19:42 mins

Elite gymnasts are young. They train hard and fast, and many of them burn out before they become mature adults. But gymnast Chellsie Memmel says it doesn’t have to be that way. She became the world all-around champion at age 17 and then went on to win a team Olympic silver medal. Last year, she started training again just to show that adults can still do elite gymnastics. And then, at age 33, she competed at the US Classic in May—her first competition in 9 years. (Segment produced by Sydney Jezik)