Paul Hamm out of the Beijing Olympics

In news that will disappoint U.S. gymnastic fans, Paul Hamm will not be competing at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

“There came a point in the gym where I almost threw my arms in the air and just knew, this wasn’t working,” the 25-year-old Hamm said. “It was a really tough decision for me to make. You could drag this out even further. But what I know with my body and what I feel, there’s no point for me to do that. It’s not in the best interest of everyone involved.

“I pushed for the comeback, I did everything I possibly could,” he said. “There just wasn’t enough time. I feel like if I had another month, I would have been able to get the job done.

China’s Yang Wei now has an excellent chance at grabbing the Olympic gold.

Posted by Mike 11 years ago

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