Koko Tsurumi who is one of the most successful female Japanese gymnasts, has ruptured her achilles tendon at the NHK Cup which leaves her out of competition this year.

According to Yahoo.co.jp, this injury will most likely put an end to her gymnastics career.

"This year one year maybe impossible.13 Right ankle ligament peeling, '14 has been ruptured left Achilles tendon, return beyond the failure. This year, to only have suggested also retire if you miss the squad, is likely to bid farewell to this remains active life.The head of Nittaidai gymnastics club" said the head of Nittaidai gymnastics club according to google translate.

The Japanese gymnast  has been suffering from injuries since 2013 which forced her to sit out 2013 and 2014 seasons.

In 2009, Tsurumi became the first Japanese woman gymnast to win a World Championships medal in 43 years. She won a bronze in the all around and silver on bars.

She is also 2008 Olympic beam and all around finalist.

Written by Gigi Farid


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