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Gymnast's Olympic Dreams Crushed After Sprained Elbow

Bridget Sloan, the 2009 world champion, was working on uneven bars in San Jose when she hurt her elbow.

Friday, Jun 29, 2012  |  Updated 10:36 PM PDT
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Olympic Dreams Crushed, Sprained Elbow in SJ

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Bridget Sloan left the competition floor with coach Marvin Sharp, and the announcement that she was done came about 30 minutes later. Here, she waits to compete on the beam in the 2010 Visa Gymnastics Championships in Hartford, Connecticut.

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Bridget Sloan, the 2009 world champion, is out of the running for the London Olympics after spraining her left elbow during warm-ups Friday in San Jose's HP Pavilion.

Athletes aren't allowed to petition directly onto the Olympic team, so the injury effectively ends her chances. The team will be named Sunday.

Sloan, also a member of the squad that won the silver medal at the Beijing Games, was working on uneven bars when she hurt her elbow.

She was examined by Dr. Larry Nassar, physician for the U.S. women's team, and went to try and warm-up on balance beam. But she soon left the competition floor with coach Marvin Sharp, and the announcement that she was scratching came about 30 minutes later.

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