Olympian Suffers First Broken Bone. Not How You Think

Gymnast Aly Raisman breaks her elbow on the stairs
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 10, 2019 11:48 AM CST
In this 2018 photo, Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman poses with other yoga enthusiasts on International Yoga Day in Times Square in New York.   (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)

(Newser) – The uneven bars never got her. The stairs just did. Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman tweeted the news of an unfortunate, and unlikely, accident. "I survived two Olympic Games and 19 years of gymnastics without ever breaking a bone ... the stairs got me ... I fell and broke my elbow." The accompanying photo shows the Boston-area native recuperating on the couch, notes the AP. Raisman has been in the news for more serious reasons of late. After acknowledging that she was among the sexual abuse victims of Larry Nassar, the 24-year-old has since emerged as one of the most vocal advocates for reform of her sport. (Read more Aly Raisman stories.)

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