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Alyssa Baumann WIthdraws From Trials

Another day, another withdrawal.

Today, Alyssa Baumann joined Jazzy Foberg, Bailie Key and Norah Flately in the ranks of fallen athletes in this Olympic Trials/Hunger Games.

Cue the three fingered salute


She announced via her Instagram account that she would be withdrawing from next weekend's Olympic Trials in San Jose, California. Alyssa cited an elbow injury as the cause of her withdrawal.

As most of you know I am supposed to be competing in the Olympic trials next week, but yesterday during training I hurt my elbow. It will require surgery very soon. I never thought this would happen. This is obviously not how I wanted things to end, and I'm still in shock and completely devastated. I can't thank everyone enough for they're support and for always believing me. My coaches have put absolutely everything into me and it kills me that I can't show off their hard work. My teammates/friends have been there for me through more than anyone can imagine, I love you all. This is a reminder to never take anything for granted because it can all be over in an instant. Of course I will be cheering for Team USA from home, wishing the best of luck to all the girls at trials and the Olympics. (especially Madison Kocian)  All I ever wanted along this journey was to show the world what I was capable of and to inspire others. I hope I did that. xo
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