Alyssa Baumann comeback 2017

Alyssa tied for 1st on Beam in her debut with Florida. Congratulations.

On June 29, 2016, 10 days before the U.S. Olympic Trials, Baumann was training on uneven bars at WOGA in Plano, Texas, where she began gymnastics at age 3. Baumann didn’t catch the bar completely on a Shaposhnikova and fell hard, landing on her stomach and left arm. …

Her elbow looked good, but she was in so much pain we knew something was wrong, but we had no idea how bad. A day later her mom called and all she said, in tears, was ‘It’s over.'”

Scans had revealed that Baumann had torn several ligaments and muscles in her elbow and needed immediate surgery. Her lifelong dream of competing for a spot on the Olympic team was not going to be realized. She shared the news on Instagram herself the next morning. …

On August 31, Baumann underwent a second surgery on her right wrist to fix an issue that had pained her for some time. The rest of 2016 was spent in rehabilitation …

The new plan was to be 100 percent ready for today, in January 2018, when Florida begins its new season. …

Her younger sister, Rachel Baumann, a former elite who competed Level 10 last year and who has committed to Georgia, also made a montage dedicated to Alyssa’s comeback …

IG Online Interview: Alyssa Baumann

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. (Mar 2017)

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Rick Mc

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

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