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Larisa Iordache has plantar fasciitis

Updated: July 26, 2012, 6:03 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Looks like Romania can be scratched off the list of U.S. challengers.

The European champions' chances of contending for the gold medal in women's gymnastics were seriously damaged when Larisa Iordache developed plantar fasciitis in her left heel. Iordache only did full routines on uneven bars and balance beam during podium training Thursday, and coach Mariana Bitang said afterward that there was just a "50 percent chance" the 16-year-old would be able to do all four events at the ...

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