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Japanese gymnast leaves hospital after suffering serious spinal injury

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I hope you will recover quickly from your injury. I wish you all the best, Hatakeda-san.

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"I'm disappointed that I couldn't live up to the expectations of all the fans in Japan who supported me passionately at the world championships," wrote the 21-year-old. 

She should rather be thankful that she can walk. Wishing a speedy recovery.

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Whenever I see the words 'spinal injury' it sends a chill down my own.

Glad it wasn't incapacitating and hope for a complete recovery

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This is the danger in gymnastics. Imagine performing gymnastics when you're not ready - ya may end up paralyzed

(If you're not ready, it's reasonable to just sit out)

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