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After fall, Abbott presses on

Makes impressive recovery after dramatic spill in opening jump

Updated: February 13, 2014, 6:24 PM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

ADLER -- Given his many Olympic struggles and his frequent talk about personal demons and lingering doubts, it was no surprise that Jeremy Abbott fell in the men's short routine Thursday. Although perhaps the virtual face-plant was a little worse than expected.

What was impressive, however, was the way he picked himself up and continued anyway.

Attempting his routine-opening quad toe, Abbott didn't jump quite high enough, caught his skate on the landing and fell front-first ...

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