German Olympian Kim Bui told IG that, despite suffering a serious knee injury recently, she may still have a shot at next summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
“Rio is not over,” she told IG. “But first I have to wait for the surgery, and then I will spent all my energy in recovery.”
While training on vault in Frankfurt on May 26, Bui tore her right ACL and suffered a medial collateral ligament tear. She plans to have surgery in Stuttgart within six weeks.
In February 2010 Bui tore her left ACL, and came back to win the bronze medal on uneven bars at the European championships in Berlin in April 2011. She was a member of Germany’s ninth-place team at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, and placed first all-around at the 2014 German championships.
The 26-year-old Bui said she cannot yet outline her training plan following this latest setback.
“It is always difficult to say in the case of such an injury,” she told IG. “Also, ‘training’ is a word with different meaning for people, and so I can't give an exact time for being back in ‘training.’”
International Gymnast magazine's recent features on German gymnasts include:
“Shooting Star” - Tabea Alt profile (May 2015)
“Tough Lesson" - Janine Berger interview (October 2012)
Kim Bui interview (April 2013)
Maike Enderle profile (September 2014)
"Renaissance Man" – Fabian Hambüchen cover story (December 2013)
"New View from the Top" - Lisa Katharina Hill profile (July/August 2013)
"Leaps and Bounds for Germany" - Nadine Jarosch profile (January/February 2012)
"Silver Streak" – Marcel Nguyen interview (November 2012)
"Quick Chat: Pauline Schäfer" (January/February 2015)
"Calm, Clean Style" - Sophie Scheder profile (December 2013)
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