Peng is out

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Devastated.

Christine Peng Peng Lee is the gymnast I was most looking forward to cheering in London.

The bad news comes from the BC Gymnastics blog. And Christine herself on Twitter.

@PengPengCLee:

Due to my knee I’ve withdrawn from the Olympic selection process but I’m ecstatic to be named honorary team captain for 2012 Olympic Games.

The MRI revealed that she had torn her ACL.

NEW Olympic Selection List invited to Camp June 26-28th:

Elsabeth Black (NS), Talia Chiarelli (ON), Jessica Dowling(ON), Madeline Gardiner (ON), Mikaela Gerber (ON), Victoria Moors (ON), Dominique Pegg (ON), Brittany Rogers (B.C.), Jessica Savona (ON), Briannah Tsang (BC), Anysia Unick (AB), Kristina Vaculik (ON)

I can’t find confirmation on the official Gymnastics Canada website. Communication is often slow or non-existent from GymCan.org. …

UPDATE:

The official news was communicated by email to a select list of stakeholders.

… WAG has invited Peng to be involved in the last preparation phase in Gatineau, Basildon and London for the Games to ensure that the athletes will continue to benefit from her positive attitude …

I’ve posted the entire email in a comment on this post.

I assumed Stefanie Merkle would be on the list invited to the final selection Camp. Leave a comment if you know why she’s not.

(via Aunt Joyce)

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