Gymnast working to make Olympic comeback

Chellsie Memmel, 32, rediscovered her passion for gymnastics in quarantine and the mom of two hopes to return to the games for the first time since 2008.
2:58 | 08/12/20

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We are back now with an incredible comeback story in women's gymnastics, chellsie memmel has a six-time world championship resume mark. Okay. That's six times she's been to the world championships, has those medals to her name and after retirement to chase olympic glory once again this time as a 32-year-old mother of two kid. Wow. All right, chellsie is joining us now, chellsie, I was a gymnast for about six years and I cannot even imagine after having kids going back in, yet you're going to do it calling your return to gymnastics a how does it feel? It feels really good. I was really nervous finally just saying I'm coming back, I want to make a run at this. I'm just -- I'm super excited to see where this takes me. What do the two kids think about what momma is doing? They think it's really great and are in the gym with me a lot and love watching me but a lot of times they'd rather just jump in the pit. Oh, yes, that's what kids do. What do you know now as a 32-year-old mom that you wish you could tell your 2008 olympian self? Right now I feel I just have a better -- I'm more in tune with my body. I understand it more. I have a much better relationship with food and also just being a parent gives me a whole different perspective on life and on this journey. Gymnastics isn't the most important thing, a lot of other things are too so I feel much more well grounded this time. I was going to ask you about that, though, I know how much you have to juggle as a mom. How do you get the hours in to practice at the level you have to practice at to be an olympian gymnast? Logistically it's a lot harder this time around, you know, supporting a family and doing everything like that, I have a really great support system. My parents help a lot with my kids, my husband is really supportive. My sisters help a lot. But I'm also training much differently. Not nearly as many hours as I was before and just trying to make each time and each turn in there make it count. And, chellsie, we've seen some of the video that is still up that's been rolling here but you're there live and you can show us that you still got it. So what do you have for us this morning? I can. I can show -- I'll show you backflips. This is pretty standard for a lot of gymnasts. Well, I'm impressed. Beautiful, wow. Chellsie, really we are going to be rooting for you and keeping up with you on your journey so thank you so much and good luck, okay. Thank you so much. Thanks for having me. Robach, six years, want me to hold the shoes? No thank you. No thank you. More about chellsie on our website, Coming up, mask fashion. Stay with us, folks.

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