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Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman breaks elbow in fall on stairs

By The News · 10 of January 2019 16:46:31
FILE - In this June 21, 2018 file photo, Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman poses with other yoga enthusiasts on International Yoga Day in Times Square in New York. Raisman said in a tweet on Wednesday night, Jan. 9, 2019, that she suffered a broken elbow in a fall on the stairs. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File), No available, FILE - In this June 21, 2018 file photo, Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman poses with other yoga enthusiasts on International Yoga Day in Times Square in New York. Raisman said in a tweet on Wednesday night, Jan. 9, 2019, that she suffered a broken elbow in a fall on the stairs. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey, File)

BOSTON (AP) — Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman says she is recovering from a broken elbow suffered in a fall on the stairs.

Raisman in a Twitter post says “I survived two Olympic Games and 19 years of gymnastics without ever breaking a bone … the stairs got me … I fell and broke my elbow.”

She also posted a picture of herself on a couch, her right arm in a cast, snuggling with a dog. Raisman is native of the Boston suburb of Needham.

Raisman, captain for both the gold medal-winning 2012 and 2016 U.S. women’s Olympic gymnastics teams, is also a best-selling author and a survivor of sexual abuse. She’s been an outspoken advocate for women who were abused or victimized, and a harsh critic of USA Gymnastics, the sport’s governing body.