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Posted: Friday June 29, 2012 8:31PM ; Updated: Friday June 29, 2012 9:30PM

World gymnastics champ Sloan out of Olympic trials

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2009 world gymnastics champion Bridget Sloan is now out of Olympic contention

Sloan sprained her elbow during warm-ups on Friday while on the uneven bars

Athletes cannot petition onto the Olympic roster, which will be announced Sunday

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Bridget Sloan
Bridget Sloan sprained her left elbow during Friday's warm-ups.
Jeff Roberson/AP

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Bridget Sloan, the 2009 world champion, is out of the running for the London Olympics after spraining her left elbow during warm-ups Friday.

Athletes aren't allowed to petition directly onto the Olympic team, so the injury effectively ends her chances. The team will be named Sunday.

Sloan, also a member of the squad that won the silver medal at the Beijing Games, was working on uneven bars when she hurt her elbow. She was examined by Dr. Larry Nassar, physician for the U.S. women's team, and went to try and warm-up on balance beam. But she soon left the competition floor with coach Marvin Sharp, and the announcement that she was scratching came about 30 minutes later.

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