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Memmel Suffers Ankle Injury
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U.S. team member Chellsie Memmel injured her ankle and may be limited to uneven bars at the upcoming Olympic Games in Beijing.

USA Gymnastics said that the injury likely is not expected to keep Memmel out of the Games. She finished third all-around and second on uneven bars at the U.S. Olympic Trials.

"USA Gymnastics is monitoring Chellsie on a daily basis," USAG President Steve Penny said.

Memmel, the 2003 world uneven bars champion and 2005 world all-around champion, has a history of untimely injuries. She broke her foot in the spring of 2004 and traveled to the Olympics in Greece as an alternate. At the 2006 World Championships, she suffered a shoulder injury that required surgery. In 2008 she has been hampered by a thigh injury, and at the final U.S. selection camp, had to stop her floor routine after suffering whiplash.

The women's competition at the Olympics begins Aug. 10. The U.S. is expected to challenge host China for the gold medal in the team final on Aug. 12.

External Link: Chellsie Memmel's Official Site 

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