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Chiles ‘Very Proud’ Of First-Day Performance
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Jordan Chiles found herself in seventh place all-around after the first day of the U.S. Championships, but she is pleased with her opening-round performance and confident about upgrades she can make prior to this fall’s World Championships.

Chiles, who recently left Naydenov Gymnastics in Washington and began training at Simone Biles’ club, World Champions Centre in Texas, spoke with IG after Friday’s competition in Kansas City.

IG: How did you feel your performance went today?

JC: I feel very proud of myself, considering I haven’t competed in a year and I had some minor hiccups here and there with some minor injuries, but my day went as well as I know it would have gone. All of my events went great. I started on floor and ended on beam. I am proud of myself, I hit four-for-four and I can’t wait until Sunday (second and last day of the Championships).

IG: What kind of changes have you noticed since you began training with Laurent Landi and Cecile Canqueteau-Landi?

JC: There’s weren’t any big changes because my old coach was friends with Laurent and they’re kind of similar. It wasn’t a big change for me, and I had seen Cecile and Laurent coach so I knew it wasn’t going to be a huge change for me. I’ve gotten used to their coaching pretty quickly. At first I was like, “Woah, this is weird.’ I’ve never done two-a-days (workouts) and other stuff, and after the first two weeks I was understanding what they do.

IG: Were there any other changes?

JC: At my old club, I was the only elite, so coming to Cecile and Laurent and having multiple elite athletes, I felt very welcomed because it wasn’t just me. I had teammates. That was a big change, also, because I wasn’t the only one (elite) who was getting coached.

IG: Do you have upgrades planned between the Championships and the World Championships team selection camp?

JC: Yes. I don’t know at this point what they’re going to be. Hopefully I’ll bring back my Amanar vault and [doing] a second vault. For (Sunday) I’ll be doing the same thing. There’s no upgrade for that. Hopefully by World Championships I will have the upgrades.

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