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The injury list leading up to the London Olympics grows.
Just a few days ago we were greeted with the news that Belgian favorite and star performer Julie Croket has injured her ACL and will no longer compete at the London Games. This is a huge blow for the gymnasts who has been one of Belgium’s best as a senior and junior for most of her career. Croket had another untimely injury during training at the 2010 World Championships in Rotterdam, her first Worlds, that put her out of the event. Now, as she is about to reach her first Olympics, she is once again cut short.
Then yesterday we receive the news that Anastasia Sidorova has had to pull out of the Olympic squad due to an injury. Word is that it is an old back injury that has flared up and needs tests, although this hasn’t been confirmed. If it is, it is the second serious injury for the gymnast in a year (that said, her first one was sustained off the mats).
Another huge blow was the withdrawal of Canadian superstar Peng Peng Lee not long ago after she sustained a knee injury while on vault in a domestic competition. Lee was expected to make quite a splash in the all around in London with her high difficulty, exciting skills and flare for performance. Instead she will be cheering from the stands as Canada’s team captain. While glad she is going to London at all, we would MUCH rather see her on the floor.
Her potential team mate Talia Chiarelli was also forced out of trying for selection with a back injury.
Let’s not forget the McKayla Maroney injury of only a couple of weeks ago. This fall earned the US vault star a concussion and a very sore nose, apparently. She had to be medically cleared to compete.
Then of course, we have last week’s Achilles tear for Chinese legend Cheng Fei, pulling her out of the race for a spot on the team. Gulp, I can’t even talk about that one….
Then last week Marine Brevet dislocated her elbow in a horrible training accident, leaving her off the French team….
Is this a problem? Is this too much? Is this about gymnastics being too difficult? Or is this just what happens? I can’t even tell any more. Is thios a sign of the code demanding too much or this just the usual injury-apalooza that occurs in the race for difficulty before the Olympics? Is there something wrong with the fact that I just used the word normal?
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