Saturday, May 16, 2009

Chalked up - Book Review

Chalked Up
By Jennifer Sey
Morrow Books 2008
Jennifer's Blog

This is the true story of an elite Gymnast on the US national gymnastics team during the 1980's and how she eventually walked away to save her life.

For those of you who know me, Gymnastics has been my most favourite sport to watch since I first saw Nadia in 1976

Jennifer tells the story of dieting, binging, bulimia and what really happens in the world of gymnastics. This is a hard book to read, but at least now I know the truth of what really happens and how many mothers become pushy mothers without realising it.

One of the reason Jennifer Sey was not able to advance in her gymnastics career is that she was plagued with injuries. She suffered a broken leg at one event, and broke her ankle at another.

in 1986 Jennifer became the US national woman's gymastics champion, but the timing was all wrong. She would now be required to keep up her fitness levels for the next 2 years in order to qualify for the 1988 Olympics. Jennifer sadly was unable to do this.

Jennifer has now been married for a number of years and has 2 young sons. She lives in California and works for Levi Jeans in the marketing dept.

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