Kyle Shewfelt’s 2008 comeback

Kyle had every reason to retire after 2004, the Olympic Floor Champion.

But he felt driven to train for one more. Beijing would be his 3rd Olympics.

In 2006 FIG changed the Code of Points to reward difficulty over execution, Kyle’s forte. In 2007 Kyle suffered a horror-show injury landing Tamayo with straight legs at Worlds. Yet he still wouldn’t give up.

This week @Olympics posted his comeback story.

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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