Celine Dumerc out for Rio Olympics

Discussion in '2016 Summer Olympics' started by hoopsdiva, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. hoopsdiva

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    According to French news, Celine Dumerc suffered a bad ankle sprain in practice, and is out for the Olympic games.
     
  2. ed4ourgirls

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    Too bad. I would think that would make France's bronze medal chances pretty unlikely.
     
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  3. Plebe

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    That's terrible news. Maybe not so terrible, of course, for teams like Canada or Spain or Serbia, that figured to need a few breaks to beat France to the podium.
     
  4. bags27

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    Sorry for her. A real disappoint to go to Rio (with the health risks that involves) only to be injured and not be able to play.
     
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  5. MilfordHusky

    MilfordHusky Voice of Reason

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    Celine is a tough and talented player. I feel badly for her. Get well, Celine!

    I agree that this hurts France's chance to medal.
     
  6. Blueballer

    Blueballer Transhumanist Consultant

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    The one player they could least afford to lose. What a shame. All the preparation and she will miss the games.
     
  7. Wbbfan1

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    Paul Nilsen who reports on FIBA news has tweeted that Sancho Lyttle is not playing for Spain in the Olympics. Like Dumerc for France this is a HUGE loss for Spain. Can't see them getting a Medal now.
     
  8. JordyG

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    I hate to see great young athletes injured. Yet injuries are a part of every sport. I wish them both nothing but health and success against all teams herein. Except of course against the USA. I enjoy seeing all teams and countries competing with all hands healthy. The best of competition with the least of excuses.
     
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  9. vowelguy

    vowelguy Boneyard contrarian since 1998

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    Surely her heart will go on, though.
     
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    It's a shame about Dumerc. In the Bridgeport game against Australia, she was clearly France's best player.
     
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