Catalina Ponor Injured?

Catalina Ponor Injured?
I walked into the Romanian's training session to find the girls training beam as usual, but Catalina Ponor was off to the side getting her ankle/foot checked out by team trainers. She left the training session armed with an ice bag and a team trainer by her side and spoke with meet officials and what must be the on-site trainer. It does not appear to be serious as she was able to walk out of the arena without a limp. 

A few minutes later, she returned to the training hall, spoke with the coaches including head coach Octavian Belu, and left the arena for good with her team trainer, still able to walk and even showed a brief, light jog. 

The injury must have happened on beam, just after their training time had begun. 

Catalina Ponor is a 3-time Olympic gold medalist from 2004. She is making her comeback to the international level for the first time in about 5 years. She looked fantastic on beam and floor in yesterday's podium training and vaulted a yurchenko double twist. 

Ponor is the definite leader of this year's Romanian team with Sandra Izbasa already out with injury. She is one of the brightest stars here in Tokyo and we hope she will be cleared to compete. We will keep you updated as we hear more. 

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