Olympic champion gymnast Jordyn Wieber hasn’t competed since the London Games. It’s going to stay that way for at least the near future.
Wieber, 19 and a rising UCLA sophomore, was asked about a possible resumption of her career on WVOX radio Tuesday morning.
“I’m still sort of deciding what I want to do at this point,” she said.
Wieber won the all-around title at the 2011 World Championships, which set her up as a cornerstone of the U.S. team in London.
She could not vie for the Olympic all-around gold after finishing fourth overall in qualifying, but third among Americans. Rules dictate no more than two athletes per nation can compete in the Olympic all-around finals.
Gabby Douglas went on to win the all-around title and garner the fame that went with the most prestigious medal in gymnastics.
Wieber said Tuesday that missing out had her thinking about trying to qualify for the Rio Olympics, but that she “learned to accept” the disappointment.
She returned to training at home in Michigan after London, but having turned professional, was not eligible to compete for UCLA when she enrolled there last year.
Douglas is expected to return to competition later this summer for the first time since the London Games. Olympic teammates McKayla Maroney and Kyla Ross competed in 2013, and Aly Raisman is back training with an eye on returning to a national team camp in the fall.
No U.S. female gymnast has made back-to-back Olympic Teams since Dominique Dawes and Amy Chow in 1996 and 2000.
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Lindsey Vonn‘s episode of “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” will air on NBC on Monday at 10 p.m. ET.
From NBC Universal:
“After roaring across crystal-clear waters in a speedboat, Bear and Lindsey must strip down and swim to shore before inching their way along the rugged coastline. After rappelling down a sheer rock wall, the two get inventive and use a spear-gun to traverse a hundred-foot deep chasm. With the sun setting, they collect a dinner of sea urchins and Bear challenges Lindsey to a swimming competition with hilarious results. Along the way Lindsey shares her journey of love, Olympic glory, and displays the focus and determination that has made her one of the most successful female athletes of all time.”
Vonn is returning from a Feb. 27 crash that left her with three significant left knee fractures.
With 76 career World Cup wins, she is 10 shy of the record held by Swedish legend Ingemar Stenmark.
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Los Angeles Lakers point guard José Calderón retired from Spain’s national team after playing in his fourth Olympics in Rio.
Calderón, 34, earned silver medals in 2008 and 2012 and bronze in 2016 for Spain, which lost to the U.S. in the medal rounds at each of the last three Olympics.
Calderón is one of five Spaniards to play in the last four Olympic tournaments, along with Pau Gasol, Juan Carlos Navarro, Rudy Fernandez and Felipe Reyes.
Calderón came off the bench in Rio and played 25 minutes total in five of the team’s eight games. He’s entering his 12th season in the NBA.
Gasol, who will be 40 years old come Tokyo 2020, has not determined when he will end his international career.
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