The Kellogs Post Olympic Tour got underway on Saturday in San Jose, last night the tour performed their second of three Californian dates in Ontario. As with any gymnastics show, competition or performance, gymnasts are always at risk of injury and unfortunately this is what happened last night. News of injuries to Olympic Gold medalists Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney trickled out from the arena from social media outlets.
The Couch Gymnast links to a report given by an audience member last night which explains that Maroney sustained a leg injury whilst performing a flyaway dismount on bars and Raisman fell during a Shaposhnikova, a move she has never appeared to have trouble with on bars but landed on a hard landing, perhaps with not a sufficient amount of matting. Since the Olympics has been over it has emerged that Maroney also had a broken fibula in London as well as an issue with her toe, apparently her leg was heavily taped during last nights show and the injury may be connected to this pre existing condition. Maroney was carried off by medics present in the arena and Raisman disappeared during the show. Neither gymnast was present at the shows ending, where the “Fierce Five” sit in Olympic rings which are suspended above the floor, the finale only featured Douglas, Wieber and Ross.
USAG has not yet released any news on the girls, nor have either girls taken the usual path and “tweeted” that they are ok or otherwise. I would expect if the girls have to pull out fo the tour and because the injuries were so public, that USAG will make some sort of statement if the girls are not fit to continue. The next date is not until September 13th so the gymnasts have some time to rest.
Meanwhile, some videos have emerged from the tour.