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Jamaican Olympian Danusia Francis Officially Retires From Gymnastics

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She Was Full Of Thanks For Her Jamaican Fans and Jamaica Gymnastics and the JOA

Jamaican Olympian Danusia Francis has announced that she has officially retired from gymnastics. She said that it’s been a dream come true to play for the Jamaican team.

She said that is grateful for all the opportunities that she’s received in the sport.

She was full of thanks for her Jamaican fans and Jamaica Gymnastics and the JOA (Jamaica Olympic Association). She thanked these organizations for funding her and for believing in her. It’s this support that helped her perform on the biggest stage.

She also represented UCLA in NCAA gymnastics. She was adopted by Jamaica and she now she plans to remain involved in the sport.

The 28-year-old represented Jamaica at the Tokyo Olympics. She was due to compete in the women’s individual all-around event but two days prior to the competition, she discovered she had torn her anterior cruciate ligament.

She hopes to help other Jamaican athletes improve and grow in the sport. She revealed that she will participate in coaching and offering advice every time she is in Jamaica.

It is expected that she will be an official consultant. She will also be working as a host and presenter.

President of the JGA Nicole Grant said Francis has done much for Jamaican gymnastics in a very short time. She has helped to grow the sport in so many ways.

Competing for Jamaica at so many important gymnastics meets, putting us out there and showing the world that Jamaica does have the ability to be great in the sport,” Grant said.

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