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Ksenia Semenova unable to train

Posted on: November 13, 2008

According to this article, Ksenia Semenova, reigning World uneven bars champion and fourth-place finalist in the all-around in Beijing 2008, is currently hurt and unable to train. The article says that she may miss the World Cup Final in Madrid in December.

Apparently Semenova saw a German doctor about this hand/wrist problem, but the recovery time is unclear and she is now taking medication for the pain. The article mentions that they have been working out some new routines, but that they are essentially completely sparing any possible trauma to Semenova’s hand.

Ksenia Semenova

Ksenia Semenova

This really is too bad. When Semenova won over Nastia Liukin at the 2007 Worlds, lots of people seemed bitter because they thought Liukin’s routine was more refined. But Semenova had higher difficulty and prevailed. By the time of the Olympics, Liukin and several others had passed Semenova in difficulty level. But honestly the last laugh was Semenova’s, because she had been dismissed as a bar-and-beam specialist, and then wound up stunning us with a fourth-place finish in the all-around. Her floor was actually quite adorable, if a little immature and with a music selection not to my taste. I seriously want her back in competition!

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2 Responses to "Ksenia Semenova unable to train"

That is such sad news. She is such a fantastic gymnast, and hopefully she can recover soon.

Hi,

Just as a note I am collecting messages from supporters to pass along to Ksenia at Ksenia Semenova Online, wishing her a full recovery.

Take care,
Alan
Webmaster of Ksenia Semenova Online at http://www.kseniasemenova.ru

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