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Injured Jones pulls out of US Olympic trials

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Once seen as a hot favourite to make the team, Jones played a key role in helping the United States win team gold at the World Championships in 2022 and 2023.

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Shilese Jones will not continue on at the US Olympic gymnastics team trials, the sport’s national governing body said on Saturday, after she received medical attention for a vault gone wrong during warmups on Friday.

Once seen as a hot favourite to make the team, Jones played a key role in helping the United States win team gold at the World Championships in 2022 and 2023.

She had pulled out of the national championships earlier this month with a shoulder injury.

“After being evaluated on Saturday, Shilese Jones will not continue competition at the US Olympic Team Trials on Sunday,” USA Gymnastics said in a statement posted to social media.

Kayla DiCello also went down with an injury on Friday, the opening night of the women’s competition, when she landed badly on her vault.

The US trials continued on Saturday with the second day of the men’s competition.

Reuters

Reporting by Amy Tennery in New York; Editing by Toby Chopra

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