Podium training videos are already rolling in from the 2012 Visa Championships, taking place this weekend in St. Louis. Yesterday we posted on Twitter, asking our followers to share their favorite memories from U.S. Nationals, past and present. For those who may not have Twitter, we've gone ahead and posted our favorite responses below. Take a look at the posts and relive some of these awesome championship moments!
Entertainer Michael Buckley (@buckhollywood) provided one of the most unique responses, referencing back to an early example of split-screen TV coverage of gymnastics at the 1988 U.S. Championships.
@buckhollywood- @gymnastike I liked it when NBC showed Hope Spivey on floor and Kelly Garrison on Beam at same time in 1988! It was exciting!
Check out the video below:
@gymnastike What is your favorite Visa Championships memory?
@jennn1025- @gymnastike Elise Ray winning the 2000 National Championship on her last vault. She unveiled 2 new skills at championships that year!
@Megan1103- @gymnastike After 1.5 days of rough competition on an injured ankle, Nastia Liukin is rock solid bars/beam on night two - 2007.
@personsoul- @gymnastike 2003 Paul Hamm.I realized, no, I KNEW, I had just seen the future Olympic AA Champion. It's a gut thing.
@travellingblonde- @gymnastike @RebeccaBross93 winning in 2010 with a stuck landing on UB
@timo6172- @gymnastike the performance of dominique dawes n 1994.
@TrevorHoward6- @gymnastike when i made national team!
@jessfox2811- @gymnastike Nastia winning her first senior title in 2005 and impressing the world!
@Dmoceanu- @gymnastike Diane Durham 1983 US National Championships: 1st AA!
@CalebABarrus- @gymnastike Vanessa Atler's come back in 99' with her stunning floor, stuck vaults and amazing beam!
@emilylovesjclog- @gymnastike Nastia's bar routines in 2008.
@JohnGGeddert- @gymnastike when our 2 little future stars showed very well… Both making jr national team… Jordyn-3rd and Kamerin 7th...
@PeterCanFlip95- @gymnastike When Chellsie Memmel made Tim Dagget look stupid by sticking her vault on Night 2 of the 08 Visas! #MemmelUp
@JUSTINx- @gymnastike My favorite memory from Nationals is when Jamie Dantzscher won the bronze in 2000!
@homemaker101- @gymnastike Meeting Kim Zmeskal and Kerri Strug.
@starrzndreamz- @gymnastike YES! i was thinking so hard, and the only thing I could think of was @cmemmel's solid comeback last year.
@WWChellsieDo- @gymnastike Chellsie surprising Tim Daggett day 2 of 2008 Visas on vault!!!! Hilarious. :)
@Leona_Albrecta- @gymnastike My fav. Visa's moment=2007 Day 2! Liukin showed pure determination and courage to fight her way back to 3rd a #TrueChampion
@SpannyTampson- @gymnastike Shannon Miller 96. The original win with a fall.
Let's hear your take! What is your favorite U.S. Nationals memory?
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