FRANKFURT, Germany — German gymnast Marcel Nguyen, who gained Olympic all-around and parallel bars silver in 2012, will miss the Tokyo Olympics and fears his profession could also be over after injuring his proper knee.
Nguyen tore a cruciate ligament in his proper knee on his dismount from the rings whereas coaching on Thursday within the run-up to the German nationwide championships. He beforehand had the identical harm in 2014 and missed the final world championships in Stuttgart in 2019 due to a shoulder operation.
The 33-year-old Nguyen stated Friday he was left “completely dejected” by his newest setback and feels he could not have the ability to return for subsequent yr’s house European championships in Munich both.
“We’ve got to see now how the operation and the rehab go. Nonetheless, it may very well be that with this additional extreme harm, as bitter as it’s reasonable, my profession has now come to an finish,” he stated on the German gymnastics federation web site.
Nguyen has three European gold medals, two on the parallel bars and one within the crew occasion.