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Olympic floor champ Shewfelt to miss worlds after breaking legs

Updated: August 29, 2007, 3:58 PM ET
Associated Press

STUTTGART, Germany -- Olympic floor champion Kyle Shewfelt won't compete at the world gymnastics championships after breaking bones in both legs during training.

The Canadian gymnast landed awkwardly while practicing a difficult tumbling move on the floor exercise that included two aerial somersaults with a twist. He fractured his left and right tibias, though they were not considered severe breaks and should not require surgery.

Shewfelt expects to be out about two months ...

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