Jun 15, 2011 8:45 PM by Lee Douglas
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - U.S. Figure Skating has reprimanded and fined Rachael Flatt for not disclosing the stress fracture that hampered her performance at the world championships.
The 2010 U.S. champion announced after finishing 12th at worlds that she'd been diagnosed a week earlier with a stress fracture in her right tibia. Theoretically, had Flatt informed U.S. Figure Skating officials when she was diagnosed, the federation could have gotten alternate Mirai Nagasu to Moscow in time for the women's competition.
U.S. Figure Skating did not disclose how much Flatt was fined and said Wednesday it would have no further comment. The disciplinary action first was reported by the Chicago Tribune.
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