Konnor McClain (update: now at Gymcats, no 2023 elite season, entering LSU in fall)

https://twitter.com/sunisezhova/status/1643653236790788121

Keep on hopping, girl.

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wow wow wow. Interesting, very interesting. Wonder what prompted it.

FYI, the club in those USAG profiles is linked to an athlete’s registration in USAG’s system. So if the club has changed, it’s because the gymnast did indeed switch.

They have to manually update the coaches, which is why sometimes you see a gym change but the old coaches are still listed. Looks like they updated this one fast.

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If Lauren isn’t making this up…Konnor looks like she was trying to get the word out last month. Lol.

Why do I feel like I’m watching a car crash in slow motion?

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Well, this is a thing that keeps happening.

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And if Pacific Reign is not working, then Ascend is just “down the road”. Hopefully a good rewards points plan for all the flying miles.

This is gym #3 in less than 2 years? Plus she’s injury-prone and has suggested more than once her heart’s not really in elite. I’ll be surprised if she makes worlds, let alone Paris. But maybe she’ll prove me wrong. I didn’t expect her to make 2021 worlds.

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I think McClain won’t return to elite this summer and will retire from elite and prepare for LSU.

It just seems like she is over elite and looking forward to LSU.

She had originally planned to defer a year for a Paris run, but maybe she won’t defer.

It will be more clear as it gets closer to summer season.

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Why would she transfer to a gym on the other side of the country just to quit elite?

Where are her siblings these days? I doubt she’d have many choices on where to train if she returned home, and I very much doubt she wants to return to that gym.

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Isn’t she the youngest? So the rest are all adults

Oh right now I think she’s still thinking elite.
What I am saying is that she’s making the gym switch, but I think later this summer she will just decide she is done with elite.

I’ve been wrong before LOL.

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Seems like the right way the situation.

The last ditch gym change: a desperate bid to reignite your drive to do elite, but really all it does is confirm you don’t want to do this any more.

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That is how I am reading into this situation. But maybe it is just me?

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Who knows, Ivana Hong was pretty successful at her 3rd gym as an elite

She’s quite the little drama llama, no?

I wonder if she was briefly at another gym before Woga, or between Woga and PR.

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Maybe she’s going to LSU early?

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