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AS SHE HEADS INTO HER 39TH season with LSU’s gymnastics program, most of Breaux’s battles are over.
There is, however, one more thing worth fighting for.
“I want to drop a banner in the PMAC that says ‘national champion,’” Breaux says.
Breaux acknowledged she might think about winning a national championship a little too much. She even suggested her team’s fixation on capturing the program’s first national title was the culprit behind its implosion at the NCAA Semifinals this past season.
Even if Breaux decides to rein in the talk of winning championships, her gymnasts know how badly she wants to take one home. …
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With 5 medals Ellie has become the Face of Team Canada at Pan Ams in the Canadian media.
Lauren Mitchell’s hopes of competing at a third Olympics at Rio next year appear to be over.
And the star WA gymnast’s glittering international career may well have ended a few weeks short of her 24th birthday …
Mitchell had been due to head to South Korea with Australian teammates — Georgia-Rose Brown, Emma Nedov and Mary-Anne Monckton — for the 2015 World Universiade yesterday.
It is understood Mitchell was working on her floor routine when she landed awkwardly, causing a suspected rupture of her anterior cruciate ligament. …
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The list consists of national team members that have had some injury that keeps them out of competition. …
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Now age-40, Oksana is still going strong. Still improving.
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Retired Romanian gymnast Andreea Raducan, who won the 2000 Olympic all-around title but was stripped of the crown later in the Sydney Games after testing positive for a banned substance from cold-medicine pills given to her by a team doctor, will not be reinstated as the gold medalist, an International Olympic Committee spokesman said after Raducan met with IOC president Thomas Bach on Thursday. …
Raducan was not stripped of her 2000 Olympic gold medal with Romania in the team competition, before she took the pills. Nor was she stripped of her 2000 Olympic silver medal on vault, three days after the all-around final.
In the all-around final, Raducan led a Romania medals sweep. When she was stripped, Simona Amanar was upgraded to gold, Maria Olaru to silver and China’s Liu Xuan to bronze. Amanar, Olaru and Liu reportedly said they considered Raducan the deserving champion.
I certainly consider Andreea the rightful Olympic champion.