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Incoming freshman Bridget Sloan's Olympic bid ended Friday after injuring her left elbow in warm-ups

Saturday June 30, 2012Bridget Sloan Injured in Warm-up in Day 1 of U.S. Gymnastics Olympic Trials

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Incoming freshman Bridget Sloan's Olympic bid ended Friday after injuring her left elbow in warm-ups

Photo: Grace Chiu

Incoming University of Florida freshman Bridget Sloan injured her left elbow during warm-ups for the opening day of competition at the 2012 U.S. Gymnastics Olympic Trials, ending her bid to earn her second consecutive spot on the U.S. Olympic team.

Sloan, the 2009 World Championships’ all-around champion, suffered the injury while warming up on the uneven bars. After a turn on the bars, she clutched her elbow in pain. She received medical treatment and then she attempted to warm up for balance beam before leaving the competition floor.

“This is such sad news for Bridget. I know she had worked very hard to prepare for her chance to go for another Olympic team,” University of Florida Head Coach Rhonda Faehn said. “We hope that her recovery goes well and look forward to her joining the Gators next season.”

This was to be Sloan’s third all-around since 2009 and third of the month, as she was unable to compete in all four events since 2009 due to ankle and shoulder injuries.

Sloan signed with the Gators in April of 2011 and deferred her enrollment at Florida until the fall of 2012 to attempt to earn her second consecutive spot on the U.S. Olympic team. She represented the U.S. National Team in 15 international competitions, including three World Championship teams (2010, 2009 and 2007, the first as a reserve athlete). In 2008 at age 16, Sloan was the youngest member of the silver-medal winning U.S. Olympic team. A year later, she won gold by taking the top spot in the all-around competition at the 2009 World Championships. She’s claimed six Visa Championship medals (gold for 2009 all-around, uneven bars and floor; silver for 2007 floor; bronze for 2008 bars and 2006 beam). Her 10th place finish in the 2012 Visa Championships’ all-around earned her a spot on the U.S. Senior National Team for the sixth consecutive year and advanced her to the Olympic Trials.

Women’s competition for the Olympic Trials opened Friday at the HP Pavilion and continues Sunday. The five member U.S. Olympic team along with three alternates will be announced at the competition’s conclusion. Jordyn Wieber, the 2011 World Championships all-around winner, leads the first day of competition with an all-around total of 61.70.

The final day of the women’s Olympic Trials can be seen live Sunday on the NBC Sports Network from 9-11 p.m. ET.

2012 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials – Day 1 All-Around Standings

Meet Results

June 29- July 1, 2012

1. Jordyn Wieber, DeWitt, Mich., 61.700

2. Gabrielle Douglas, Virginia Beach, Va., 61.400

3. Alexandra Raisman, Needham, Mass., 60.300

4. Elizabeth Price, Coopersburg, Pa., 59.600

5. Kyla Ross, Aliso Viejo, Calif., 59.400

6. Sarah Finnegan, St. Louis, Mo., 59.050

7. McKayla Maroney, Long Beach, Calif., 58.300

8. Brenna Dowell, Odessa, Mo., 57.250

9. Kennedy Baker, Flower Mound, Texas, 56.150

10. Sabrina Vega, Carmel, N.J., 56.000

11. Alicia Sacramone, Winchester, Mass., 30.700

12. Anna Li, Aurora, Ill., 28.600

13. Nastia Liukin, Parker, Texas, 28.550

14. Rebecca Bross, Plano, Texas, 27.350

 

Event Standings

Women's Vault

1. McKayla Maroney, Long Beach, Calif., 15.750

2. Alicia Sacramone, Winchester, Mass., 15.375

 

Women's Bars

1. Kyla Ross, Aliso Viejo, Calif., 15.500

1. Anna Li, Aurora, Ill., 15.500

3. Jordyn Wieber, DeWitt, Mich., 15.350

4. Rebecca Bross, Plano, Texas, 15.300

5. Gabrielle Douglas, Virginia Beach, Va., 15.250

6. Elizabeth Price, Coopersburg, Pa., 14.500

7. Sarah Finnegan, St. Louis, Mo., 14.400

8. Brenna Dowell, Odessa, Mo., 14.250

9. Alexandra Raisman, Needham, Mass., 14.200

10. Nastia Liukin, Parker, Texas, 14.050

11. Kennedy Baker, Flower Mound, Texas, 13.900

12. McKayla Maroney, Long Beach, Calif., 13.350

13. Sabrina Vega, Carmel, N.J., 13.150

 

Women's Beam

1. Sarah Finnegan, St. Louis, Mo., 15.100

2. Jordyn Wieber, DeWitt, Mich., 15.050

3. Alicia Sacramone, Winchester, Mass., 15.000

4. Alexandra Raisman, Needham, Mass., 14.950

5. Kyla Ross, Aliso Viejo, Calif., 14.900

5. Gabrielle Douglas, Virginia Beach, Va., 14.900

7. Nastia Liukin, Parker, Texas, 14.500

8. Sabrina Vega, Carmel, N.J., 14.250

9. Elizabeth Price, Coopersburg, Pa., 14.150

10. Brenna Dowell, Odessa, Mo., 14.000

11. McKayla Maroney, Long Beach, Calif., 13.650

12. Anna Li, Aurora, Ill., 13.100

13. Kennedy Baker, Flower Mound, Texas, 13.000

14. Rebecca Bross, Plano, Texas, 12.050

 

Women's Floor

1. Alexandra Raisman, Needham, Mass., 15.600

2. Gabrielle Douglas, Virginia Beach, Va., 15.450

3. Jordyn Wieber, DeWitt, Mich., 15.400

4. McKayla Maroney, Long Beach, Calif., 15.200

5. Elizabeth Price, Coopersburg, Pa., 14.900

6. Kennedy Baker, Flower Mound, Texas, 14.600

7. Sarah Finnegan, St. Louis, Mo., 14.550

8. Kyla Ross, Aliso Viejo, Calif., 14.500

9. Sabrina Vega, Carmel, N.J., 14.350

10. Brenna Dowell, Odessa, Mo., 14.100

 

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