Monday, September 11, 2000

Local gymnast pulls out of Olympics

White's doctor: Foot injury won't let her compete

The Cincinnati Enquirer

Morgan White competes in the Olympic Trials last month.
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        A sore right foot will keep Fairfield gymnast Morgan White from competing in the Olympics, her doctor said Sunday.

        White, a Fairfield resident who trains at Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy, is returning home from Sydney, Dr. Timothy Kremchek said.

        Kremchek said White has been bothered by the foot since August, before the U.S. Olympic Trials in Boston, but she has continued to practice and compete.

        “It just got to the point that it was so painful, she wouldn't have been able to compete at the level she wanted to compete,” Kremchek said.

        Kremchek said White decided to come home rather than stay in Sydney so she wouldn't be a distraction to the team. “It was a very tough and very mature decision for a 16-year-old girl,” Kremchek said.

        Kremchek called the injury a “stress reaction,” adding there is no fracture and surgery won't be required.

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