Her injury was equal parts shocking and heartbreaking; the incident happened just minutes before women's qualifications as she was warming up a pass of back handsprings on floor. The 21-year-old had to withdraw from the competition and end her dream of world all-around gold before getting to salute even one routine.
Thank you! pic.twitter.com/17WjeTGsuU— Larisa Iordache (@Larisa_Iordache) October 5, 2017
Iordache looks to be in good spirits, and she posted on Twitter today about her successful surgery:
The surgery went very well today. I want to thank Dr Codorean for his professionalism and support! pic.twitter.com/waKdeRevO0— Larisa Iordache (@Larisa_Iordache) October 10, 2017
Family and friends came to show their love and support:
We're wishing Larisa a speedy and full recovery!
Larisa Iordache Injured, Out Of 2017 Gymnastics World Championships