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‘It Has Not Been An Easy Journey,’ Says Garcia of Comeback
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At age 29, Mexican Olympian Elsa Garcia is just getting started — again.

Garcia, who underwent back surgery in February, has resumed training with the intention of qualifying for next summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.

In a profile in the June issue of International Gymnast magazine, Garcia said she is busy regaining her strength and reformatting her routines to accommodate her new level of fitness.

“Getting my body to be prepared for competitive gymnastics has been hard because my body had already been done with gymnastics, but I had to convince it we weren’t,” she said. “It has not been an easy journey getting my gymnastics back from zero, but every day I feel more confident in the apparatus, regaining my elements, switching ones that do me and my back no good, and training new ones instead.”

Read the Elsa Garcia profile in the June 2019 issue of International Gymnast magazine. To subscribe to the print and/or digital editions, click here.

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