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Paul Hamm withdraws from Olympic team

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ginnymac

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http://www.nbcolympics.com/gymnastics/news/newsid=156830.html#paul+hamm+beijing

That must have been an extremely difficult decision to make!!:(
 
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FlipTwistFly28

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I was pretty bummed when I read that! That was probably a hard discision to make like you said! I hope his hand gets better and good luck to everyone else on the team!! Hope they pick a good alternate! :eek:
 
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GymTwinsMom

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:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:!!!!!!!!!! Oh my Goodness! My eyes practically bugged out when I read this LOL.
 
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flippersmom

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Alternate Picked

They picked Raj to replace Paul.

Go Raj!
 
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FlipTwistFly28

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Yea! That's who I was hoping they were going to pick!:D
 

gymmomntc2e6

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It is a bummer that Paul it out :eek:

I must say I am excited that Raj is taking his place. I was sad when he was an alternate. I was really pulling for him.
 

bogwoppit

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Sad for Paul, but I am so incredibly happy for Raj.WooooHooooo!!!!!!
 

gym monkeys mom

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I am also sad for Paul but amd way excited for Raj I feel like he really deserved to be there in the 1st place over another one who didn't look as ready as he was.:confused: Glad to see Raj get his chance.:D Way to Go Raj!
 

Geoffrey Taucer

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I'm THRILLED for Raj! He's been one of my favorite gymnasts since I was about 9 years old. He and Chris Young were the two guys I always watched and thought "I want to be that good someday." (Watching Raj on rings, I still think that)
 
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Jojogymgirl

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I'm happy Raj gets to go, but really upset for Paul Hamm. Stick around and help the men's team get up in the ranks the next few years though...and stay healthy!
 
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