South Korea's Lee Goim Injured in Rio
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Korean gymnast Lee Goim suffered an arm injury during training and will be replaced by Lee Eunju (pictured) at the upcoming Olympic Games.

South Korean gymnast Lee Goim has withdrawn from the upcoming Olympic Games after being injured during training in Rio de Janeiro, Korean news reported Friday.

The Korean Olympic Committee announced that Lee Goim, 15, suffered an injury to her left humerus bone while training on vault on Thursday in Rio. She underwent MRI and CT scans on Friday, and is expected to have surgery on her arm once she returns to Korea.

Korean alternate Lee Eunju, who placed second behind Lee Goim at the recent Korean Olympic trials, will replace her. The 17-year-old Lee Eunju, also known as Mai Fukumoto, was born in Japan to a Japanese mother and Korean father. She began gymnastics in Japan and moved to Korea in 2013. The Olympics will be her second major competition after the test event in April.

The Korean women finished eighth at the test event, failing to qualify a full team but earning the right to send one individual to the Olympics. The Korean men qualified a full team to the Olympics after finishing seventh at the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow.

Competition begins August 5 in Rio.

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