Gymnastics › Sports

Romanian Iordache out of worlds with torn Achilles

Romanian Larisa Iordache was forced to pull out of the gymnastics world championships after incurring a torn left Achilles tendon during warm-up for qualifying on Wednesday.

Iordache had been one of the favorites for the women’s all-round final in Montreal in the absence of several American competitors, including Olympic champion Simone Biles. “I never thought that I am so loved,” Iordache said on Twitter after an outpouring of social media support from fellow competitors, including Biles. Iordache, 21, left the arena in a wheelchair. The International Gymnastics Federation, citing the Romanian Federation, later confirmed the injury was a torn Achilles. It is the second successive year that injury has kept Iordache out of a major competition. After claiming a bronze medal in the team event at the 2012 London Olympics, she missed last year’s Rio Olympics due to a broken finger. The men’s competition in Montreal had already lost major drawcard Japan’s Kohei Uchimura.

More StoriesLatest Sports News

Yoo sets early Blue Bay LPGA pace on Hainan

20 HOURS AGO

All-Star Halladay remembered for his hard work and generosity

20 HOURS AGO

China Cup lines up Bale against Suarez

20 HOURS AGO