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Maroney, Raisman Suffer Injuries on Tour
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Update: McKayla Maroney has been diagnosed with a fractured left tibia, USA Gymnastics announced Tuesday.

World and Olympic champions McKayla Maroney and Alexandra Raisman suffered back-to-back injuries Sunday night while performing at a gymnastics show in Ontario, Calif.

McKayla Maroney (U.S.)

Maroney and Raisman were injured while performing on the same set of uneven bars during the Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions at only its second stop. Raisman suffered bruised knees while Maroney underwent further testing, USA Gymnastics announced Monday.

"Raisman, who was examined at the arena by the physician for the performance, has bruised knees," USAG said in a statement. "She will follow an icing and additional treatment regimen with continued assessment by the medical staff, but does not require any further testing at this time.

"Maroney is undergoing medical evaluations and tests today to determine the extent of her injury to her left knee. A further update will be provided once Maroney's injury is diagnosed and confirmed."

Maroney was performing first, mounting with a Maloney to the high bar followed by a back uprise, front giant pirouette and giant full. She dismounted with a layout flyaway and landed on her feet before stumbling backward and grabbing her knee.

Raisman, set to perform next, comforted Maroney until medical staff arrived and carried the injured gymnast out of the spotlight. Raisman threw her own Maloney but peeled backward, landing on her knees off the mats.

Both gymnasts were stars at the 2012 Olympic Games, helping the U.S. win the team title. Maroney, the 2011 world champion on vault, added the silver medal on her specialty. Raisman won the bronze medal on balance beam and gold medal on floor exercise.

The 40-city Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions kicked off Saturday in San Jose and goes through November. International Gymnast Magazine Related Features:
2012 Olympic Games special issue (September 2012)
"It's Showtime" – Maroney profile (May 2011)
"Young Reliable" – Raisman profile (April 2011)
Maroney on cover (September 2010)

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Anonymous said:

And how many Olympic medals have YOU won? Yeah, I thought so.
September 11, 2012
Votes: +4

Rachel T said:

To tell you the truth, I've never been a fan on how they produce these tours with the Vegas like productions, such as the bright lights etc. Even though the routines were often watered down, I liked when they would do pairs competitions with a man and a woman on each team and they combine scores or the rock and roll challenge to fun music. Each city they got to could be a mini competition (again the routines can be watered down), but then there could be a different outcome (potential different winner) on each city they go to. The Vegas type performance in my opinion is quite boring and I would think the bright spotlights in a overall dark arena could be just as distracting to gymnasts as flash photography is. Perhaps both of those gymnasts were distracted by all the flashy lights? In any event, I would rather see these shows in a competition format versus this utterly boring format. YAWN.
September 12, 2012
Votes: +8

tobee said:

i don't think they should have to perform like this after they have been to the olympics. they are exhausted as it is and should be given time to rest and recover and then go back to the gym and start working on the next goal. join a show after the career is done and tour around the country/world.
September 14, 2012
Votes: +5

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