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Gabby Douglas withdraws from the Core Hydration Classic



Gabby Douglas withdraws from the Core Hydration Classic

Following the primary rotation on the 2024 Core Hydration Traditional, 2012 Olympic all-around champion Gabby Douglas scratched from the rest of the competitors in line with USA Gymnastics. No motive was given. 

In solely her second competitors because the 2016 Rio Olympics, Douglas, who hoped to acquire her all-around qualification rating (51.000) for the upcoming Xfinity U.S. Gymnastics Championships in only a few weeks (Could 30 – June 2), began the competitors on uneven bars, however solely posted a ten.100 after falling twice and never doing her meant issue. 

Douglas confronted obstacles earlier than the competitors even started. On Thursday night, almost 12 hours earlier than her apply session was scheduled to start in Hartford, Douglas’ flight out of Dallas was cancelled on account of storms within the space. By means of her agent, Douglas was capable of catch a flight on a personal jet, arriving in Hartford round 6 a.m. ET. Douglas reported she solely bought two hours of sleep, however appeared sturdy in coaching and even confirmed a number of new expertise together with a double format on flooring and a tucked standing full on the stability beam. 

Douglas has certified to the U.S. Championships on vault, uneven bars and stability beam primarily based on her efficiency on the American Traditional final month, however will not be eligible to petition to compete within the all-around. 

Douglas was not the one athlete to drag out of the competitors. 

Heading into the second rotation, 2022 U.S. nationwide champion Konnor McClain, who posted a 14.200 on stability beam within the first rotation, sustained an damage whereas warming up on the ground train. McClain was taken out off the competitors flooring in a wheelchair and scratched the rest of the competitors. 

McClain and her coach later confirmed the damage was to her Achilles, nonetheless, the severity of the damage is unknown presently. 

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