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Yim finished fourth in U.S. trials

Originally Published: June 29, 2004
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Olympic hopeful gymnast Tabitha Yim ruptured her right Achilles tendon during training Tuesday, ending her chances of making the Athens Games.

Yim will have surgery Wednesday, but recovery is expected to take several months. Two-time national champion Courtney Kupets was on crutches for two months after tearing her Achilles last summer, and it was about four months before she could do serious training.

Yim, 18, finished fourth at the Olympic trials that ended Sunday, ...

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