Elizabeth Price’s Hip InjuryMarch 1, 2014 March 1, 2014
Breaking news: American gymnast Elizabeth Price wins the all-around titles at the American Cup today. March 1, 2014.
Elizabeth Price, an alternate on the 2012 U.S. Olympic team who has struggled with injuries the past 18 months, dominated at the only World Cup international gymnastics event held in the U.S.
“American gymnasts Elizabeth Price and Sam Mikulak won the all-around titles at the American Cup today.
Price, an alternate on the 2012 U.S. Olympic team who has struggled with injuries the past 18 months, dominated at the only World Cup international gymnastics event held in the U.S.
Price, a Parkettes gymnast who resides in Coopersburg, earned her fourth career World Cup title and second this season by winning three of four events, scoring 15 points or better in two of them, including a 15.7 in the vault.
She finished with an all-around score of 59.966 points, ahead of American Brenna Dowell (57.532) and Giulia Steingruber of Switzerland (57.332).
Mikulak, the defending national and NCAA men’s champion, had scores of 15 points or better in three of six events, including a 15.566 in the parallel bars at the Greensboro Coliseum.
Japan’s Shogo Nonomura fell from the high bar, helping Mikulak earn his first career World Cup title with 90.098 points, 1.133 more than Nonomura. Great Britain’s Daniel Purvis was third.” LeighValleyLive
Back in June 2013 we told you about Elizabeth Price the Olympic Gymnast who got back to training following treatments at the Magaziner Center for Wellness.
“One of America’s premier gymnasts Elizabeth Price had a badly injured hip. She could not train or compete or find a treatment that was able to help her get back to Olympic level competition.
She consulted with Scott Greenberg MD who diagnosed and treated her with a combination of prolotherapy and PRP (platelet rich plasma). After a few treatments, Elizabeth was back training and competing without pain. The president of US gymnastics was so impressed that he provided Elizabeth with a stipend for her treatment! We wish her well in the future at the World Championship. So what happened next?
Parkette Price is excellent again in Germany
The Parkette is back on top after hip injuries sidelined since last year’s World Cup.
Some of the people involved with Saturday’s Stuttgart, Germany World Cup gymnastics meet were questioning Parkette Elizabeth Price during the week about her absence during the 2013 competition season.
They found out on Saturday that the hip injuries that kept Price from competing in the World Championships did not diminish her skills as the 18-year-old Coopersburg resident successfully defended her World Cup championship with an impressive start-to-finish victory.
Starting with her very difficult Amanar vault, Price took the lead after the first round of competition and never gave it up as she finished with an all-around total of 58.032.
“It was a dogfight to the end, but we’re ecstatic,” Parkettes co-founder and coach Donna Strauss said when reached by cell phone in Germany. “This was really the first time Ebee [Price’s nickname] competed since being over here last year, and she was amazing.”
Price, who was out of training for six months this year, didn’t learn until a little over a month ago that she was USA Gymnastics’ choice to defend her titles in Stuttgart and in Glasgow, Scotland, where she will perform on Dec. 7.
“It feels great to be able to do this after what I’ve been through,” Price said via cell phone. She recently signed her letter of intent to continue her college career at Stanford University.”Some of the girls here knew about my injury and they were asking how I was doing. That was very nice of them.”
Price scored 15.7 on her vault – the highest score of the meet on any event. After that, she became the final competitor on each event as long as she maintained the lead – and that was all the way.
Going into the final event, she had a slim lead over Romanian Larisa Andrea Iordache. Iordache scored 14.433 on floor, putting a bit of pressure on Price, whose floor routine was the last to come around in preparing for the meet.
“I knew it was close,” said Price, who went out and scored 14.366 for her routine. “She knew what she had to do, and she did it,” Strauss said.
Iordache was the runner-up with 57.998, .34 of a point behind Price. Iordache was a top-five all-arounder at the World Championships and didn’t have the long layoff Price had. That makes Ebee’s performance more special.
The bronze medal went to Italy’s Vanessa Ferrari with 56.866. Gymnasts from eight countries took part in the meet.
Price never had a chance to win the overall World Cup title last season because of her injuries.
If she can duplicate her win in Scotland, it will give her the upper hand again going into the 2014 American Cup. But that’s for next week.
Price scored 14.466 with a very solid uneven bars routine, and while she bobbled on the balance beam she stayed on and scored 13.500. Iordache scored 15.166 in beam to close the gap and set up the exciting floor-event final round.