Thomas Bouhail

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Thomas Bouhail
— Gymnast —
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Personal information
Country represented  France
Born (1986-07-03) July 3, 1986 (age 28)
Montfermeil
Discipline Men's artistic gymnastics

Thomas Bouhail (born July 3, 1986 in Montfermeil, Seine-Saint-Denis) is a French gymnast of Algerian descent. He won a silver medal in vault at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1]

In December 2011, just a few months before the 2012 Summer Olympics, Bouhail suffered a fractured tibia and fibula following a fall during a training session.[2] Later it was revealed that the injury is more serious than it was first thought as it also affected his knee ligaments and the sciatic nerve, which led to complications and Bouhail had to undergo 15 operations in six weeks to have his leg saved. The surgical intervention was successful, however, it is unsure whether he can ever return into competitive gymnastics.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thomas Bouhail Biography and Olympic Results". Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Bouhail, la grosse tuile". Sport24.com (in French) (Le Figaro). 26 December 2011. Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "French gynmast has 15 operations in six weeks". AFP (Yahoo! News). 24 February 2012. Retrieved 25 February 2012. 

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