As we edge closer to the Olympic Games, with less than one month to go before the Opening Ceremony takes place in London, day by day the nations are announcing their gymnastics teams and representatives. Unfortunately it almost seems as if there are many withdrawals announced due to injury as there are confirmed gymnasts.
The below is the most recent list of Olympic withdrawals confirmed:
France have been the country who have been most hit by injuries so far.
Marine Brevet suffered a dislocated and fractured elbow and is highly unlikely to make it to London.
Clara Della Vedova ruptured her Achilles Tendon in May.
At Men’s European’s Samir Ait Said injured his knee and will not contend for an Olympic spot.
Previously team star Thomas Bouhail suffered a terrible ordeal with his leg in December, which is still ongoing. He is now suing his Doctors for malpractice.
Peng Peng Lee was forced to withdraw from Olympic selection and trials due to a torn ACL sustained whilst competing on Vault last month. This is a major blow for the Canadian team and Lee was expected to possibly make the All Around final. Her team mate Talia Chiarelli was also forced to withdraw due to a back injury.
Only this week the withdrawal of Julie Crocket due to a torn ACL.
Cheng Fei had to face a tough reality when she tore her Achilles Tendon, she will not be going forward for a third Olympics.
Reports have emerged that Jade Barbosa will not be eligible to compete in the Olympics after failing to fulfil some contractual obligations. More from The Couch Gymnast.
Reports from The Couch Gymnast suggest that Russia’s Anastasia Sidorova has been forced to withdraw from the Olympic squad due to a back injury. Although this has not yet been confirmed.
I hate to say it but I will add to this list if there are any additions, meanwhile check out who IS confirmed for the London 2012 Games.