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Canada's Ellie Black Pulls Out Of The Olympic All Around Final Due To Injury

  The Canadian Olympic committee and Gymnastics Canada announced that Ellie Black has pulled out of the Olympic all around, which will take ...

 



The Canadian Olympic committee and Gymnastics Canada announced that Ellie Black has pulled out of the Olympic all around, which will take place tomorrow, after sustaining an injury during training.

"Unfortunately at training yesterday I landed quite short on a beam dismount and re-injured the ankle I sprained right before coming to Tokyo," Black wrote on her Instagram.

"Therefore I won’t be able to compete in the AA tomorrow. This is the best decision for my health and well being. I have the absolute top support team around me assisting my recovery and we are doing all we can to make it back out on the competition floor for beam finals."

"This has been the toughest year preparing for the Games and an especially tough last month with injuries occurring at the worst times."

"But I am so proud of the work I have been able to do under tough circumstances. I wish more than anything that I could be out competing tomorrow with @brooklynmoors_."

"I know she’ll represent Canada with absolute class, beauty, and tenacity. Good luck to all. Enjoy the moment and stay safe."

The Canadian gymnast qualified in 24th place. She will be replaced by first reserve Lieke Wevers of the Netherlands.

Black qualified to the balance beam final in 6th place. If she did not compete, she will be replaced by first reserve Urara Ashikawa of Japan.

Black is the 2017 World all-around silver medalist, making her the first Canadian gymnast to win a world all-around medal. She represented her country at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics.

Written by Gigi Farid.

Photo by Silvia Vatteroni

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