Worlds 2011: Injured Gymnasts

The official competition only began on Friday and already we have many injured gymnasts who have been forced the withdraw from competition.  Today was day one of the MAG qualification another few injuries were had. Let’s see who has had the misfortune of becoming injured in Tokyo so far (I really wish I didn’t have to say so far but it’s not unlikely that someone else will become injured).

Alicia Sacramone – via Larry Nassar on Facebook

Maria Livchikova

Anna Li – via The Couch Gymnast on Facebook

Bart Deurloo (did he travel to Tokyo?)

Yusuke Tanaka today suffered a concussion on floor

Thomas Taranu of Germany suffered a slight knee injury while warming up on vault today

Daniel Groves of Switzerland tore his ACL on Vault

Mohamed Srour of Egypt this morning fell on Rings and sustained a bad shoulder / arm injury. Oddly paramedics were also called to Srour last year in Rotterdam after a fall from the High Bar.

That’s one hell of a lot of injured gymnasts for one World Championships, especially if you add in other gymnasts who could not attend Worlds because of injury (Rebecca Bross, Aliya Mustafina etc).  Others such as Kohei Uchimura and Aly Raisman have had injury scares. Uchimura doesn’t seem to be quite on top form as he considered pulling out of the floor qualification competition today.

Both Gymnastics Coaching, Gymnastics Examiner and Amy Van Deusen of About Gymnastics have thoughts on these injuries. Here’s hoping that there will be no more injuries. If I’ve left anyone out, please do leave a comment below.

One Comment

  1. Best follow up on each.

    Anna Li still might compete, doing full routines.

    Japanese gymnast says he’s coming back for Team. Female gymnast who tripped is not coming back for JPN.

    Srour is OK, I think.

    Injured German guy came back later in the meet.

    ALL gymnasts here, pretty much are injured, but most still competing.

    FYI

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