Ellie Black withdraws from gymnastics all-around final due to training injury

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Canada's Ellie Black reacts after competing on the balance beam during the women's individual all-around final at the 2016 Rio Olympics at Rio Olympic Arena on Aug. 11, 2016. Black placed fifth in the all-around event, the best-ever result by a Canadian. (File/Getty Images - image credit)
Canada's Ellie Black reacts after competing on the balance beam during the women's individual all-around final at the 2016 Rio Olympics at Rio Olympic Arena on Aug. 11, 2016. Black placed fifth in the all-around event, the best-ever result by a Canadian. (File/Getty Images - image credit)

Canadian gymnast Ellie Black has withdrawn from the women's all-around final scheduled for Thursday because of an injury she suffered during training, Gymnastics Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee announced Wednesday.

"We have the unfortunate news of sharing that Ellie sprained her ankle during Tuesday's training session and has made the difficult decision to withdraw from the all-around event," COC Chief Sport Officer Eric Myles said in a statement.

"We are hoping that she is still able to compete in the beam final on August 3."

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