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Steingruber ‘Back On Track’ For Tokyo 2020
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2016 Olympic vault bronze medalist Giulia Steingruber, who won the Swiss national all-around title this weekend, told IG that her faithful support system helped her remain confident during her recovery from a July 2018 knee injury.

“The week in the hospital was hard for my mind,” said Steingruber, who tore her left ACL and damaged her left meniscus during a competition in France last summer. “I was thinking about my life and how I should move on. But I couldn’t think about a life without gymnastics. That’s why I took these long nine months to work hard to get back on track.”

Steingruber, who is preparing for next month’s World Championships in Stuttgart as a big step toward the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, credits her successful return to her circle of devotees.

“It was very hard but I had my great teammates, coaches and especially my family behind me,” she told IG. “So that’s why I can start my season now, which makes me happy and all the hard work worthwhile.”

Read the rest of Steingruber’s chat with IG in the October 2019 issue of International Gymnast magazine.

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