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Shilese Jones will miss the Olympic Games in Paris after a gymnastics trial injury

A six-time injury by the winner of the world-world in a series of blows to the American team.


The American team has received numerous destructive injuries with a quick sequence on American Olympic Olympic gymnastics, including the one that will withdraw Jones from the Paris Games. USA Gymnastics announced Saturday that, after evaluation, Jones would not continue until the final day of trials on Sunday, dashing his hopes of making the Paris team.

Jones, a 21-year-old from Seattle, was virtually a fixture for the Olympic team after winning six World Championship medals over the past two years. While warming up on vault during practice on Friday, Jones dropped to her knee as soon as she landed.

She is the third Paris team leader to suffer a season-ending injury in Minneapolis this week. Sky Breakley torn ducks on Wednesday, and Kaila Dicello was injured at the top of the Friday competition.

Jones received medical care after her storage and was transported from the competition floor, but when she returned to the arena, everything seemed to work. She tried another heat, but refused and couldn't finish the race.

Nevertheless, Jones unfolded a visible pain and fell into an uneven bar, his best event. She earned the highest score of the night, 14.675.

Jones took it a little easier than usual in the practice, missing a difficult skill, a well-thought-out Jaeger at the top. She was softening well, but after blow on her injured knee, she dragged her legs from the floor.

Later, she hurt the rest of the meeting.

Jones also withdrew last month from the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Fort Worth, Texas, nursing an unrelated shoulder injury. She filed a petition with USA Gymnastics to compete at trials, which was approved. Jones finished 10th at the trials, narrowly missing out on a spot on the 2021 Tokyo Olympic team. 

Later that year, she lost her father, who encouraged her to give it another go in an attempt to qualify for the Olympics. Her only individual all-around appearance this year came at the Core Hydration Classic in May, where Jones placed second in the all-around and won bars, solidifying her status as Team USA's strongest skater behind Simone Biles.