International Gymnast published an interesting report about Jade Barbosa (BRA), who plans to be back on stage at the National Championships this year.
“Slowed by a wrist injury, 2008 Olympian Jade Barbosa said she is enjoying life away from Brazil’s national training center but plans to be back at the Brazilian nationals in August.
Barbosa said she is no longer in pain from the wrist, but that doctors warned the pain could return as she resumes full training for competition.
“What I don’t want is to spend all year without a tournament. You lose the rhythm. And if I stay away for too long, it will feel like I never competed before,” she said.” […]
As one of Brazil’s biggest sports stars, Barbosa sells “JadeSport” T-shirts, socks and hats, which she said helps fund her medical treatment.”