The U.S. Men's Artistic Gymnastics team will send a balanced team of veterans and newcomers to the upcoming Olympic Games, after five men punched their tickets to Tokyo at the Olympic Trials, held June 24-27 in St. Louis.
All her life, Zoie Pelfrey has been ahead of the curve. She started walking at just 10 months; she completed both seventh and eighth grade in a single year; and with just six years of gymnastics experience she’s already a level 10.
After almost a decade away from competition, Chellsie Memmel - former Olympian and mother of two - is training for an Olympic comeback.
The 32 year old, crowned world champion in 2005, has leotards older than some of the women she will be training with. Nonetheless, she says her body is “stronger now than it’s ever been”, and she has even managed to impress USA Gymnastics Team Coordinator, Tom Forster.
Gymnastics returns to the national stage after almost a year. This competition weekend marks the start of the international competition season, which includes the Tokyo Olympic Games and Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, as well as the return to competition for Olympian Laurie Hernandez.