From this article.
Memmel has added a tumbling pass (a tucked double Arabian) to her floor routine and has improved her vault to a double Yurchenko, which adds needed difficulty to her routine.
Going off of A-Score at the last day of Olympic Trials, these upgrades raise her A-Score all-around total to 26.1 (She has 5.8, 7.0, 6.9, 6.4 now) Now, the shocking part. Nastia Liukin's A-Score total which is only 26.00 (5.5, 7.7, 6.6, 6.2). And it's been a realistic possibility that Chellsie could beat Nastia, as exhibited at the last day of Olympic Trials when Chellsie placed second over Nastia for that day. These upgrades now confirmed for Chellsie will further aid her in creating Shawn Johnson and Chellsie Memmel the all-arounders for the USA.
Other upgrades I've heard about for both Nastia and Chellsie
-Nastia wanting to upgrade beam from 6.6 to 6.8 (creating a piked version of the "Nistor", the tucked front aerial to arabesque/scale)
-Chellsie wanting to upgrade bars to 7.2
-Nastia might having a DTY (she's been working on it, and has done it one camp (before Nationals and Trials) where she crashed it and hasn't tried it at competition since.
-Chellsie connecting the Front Aerial to Side Somi on beam to get a 7.1 A-Score.
Now Beijing (if we didn't know already) will be very interesting :]
8 years ago