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Gymnast Paul Hamm retiring

Updated: March 27, 2012, 7:42 PM ET
Associated Press

With the London Olympics approaching fast, Paul Hamm found there was one competitor he couldn't beat.

His own body.

The only American man to win a world or Olympic all-around title announced his retirement Tuesday, his body unable to handle the demands of elite-level training and competition.

"It's come to that time," Hamm, who continues to be bothered by shoulder problems after having surgery in January 2011 to repair a torn right labrum and rotator cuff, told The Associated ...

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