Morgan Hamm to miss Olympics due to injury
United States gymnast Morgan Hamm will miss the Beijing Olympics after failing to recover from an ankle injury in time, the dpa reported.
The 26-year-old has struggled with an inflamed left ankle and will be replaced by Sasha Artemev. Hamm tested positive for glucocorticosteroid, a cortisone-like anti-inflammatory, in May but the gymnastics federation FIG cleared him of doping.
Hamm's twin brother Paul, the all-around Olympic champion from Athens, already pulled out of this year's games with a shoulder injury.