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FIG Foundation Offers Aid to Bouhail
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The charitable wing of the International Gymnastics Foundation will offer financial support to injured French star Thomas Bouhail, who is still fighting to regain full use of his left leg following a devastating injury in December.

Bouhail, the 2010 world champion on vault, has accused doctors of negligence after a broken leg suffered in training nearly led to amputation. The gymnast has undergone more than a dozen surgeries in attempts to save the leg and restore the muscles lost to necrosis.

Founded in 2002, the FIG Foundation was created to offer financial aid to gymnasts who suffered critical injuries as a result of gymnastics. Bouhail, whose athletic future remains uncertain, met with FIG officials during the recent Olympic Games in London, where he had been the defending silver medalist on vault.

"It is on behalf of the entire Gymnastics community that the FIG, through a gesture of solidarity and Foundation aid, offers encouragement and wishes for success to Thomas Bouhail," the FIG stated Friday.

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