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Memmel competed with broken bone in ankle

Updated: August 13, 2008, 8:34 AM ET
Associated Press

BEIJING -- Chellsie Memmel's ankle injury was worse than anyone realized.

Memmel said after the U.S. women won the silver medal in team gymnastics Wednesday that she'd been competing with a broken bone in her right ankle. The 2005 world gymnastics champion hurt the ankle during training Aug. 4, but competed on uneven bars in both the preliminaries and the team finals.

"I have mixed emotions," she said. "I would have loved to compete on four events, but the silver medal ...

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