French gymnast Samir Aït Saïd, long-time injured in the biceps, announced on Monday his return to competition at the elite French championships in Saint-Brieuc (Côtes-d'Armor) from June 16 to 18.
“This biceps injury was super long, but I wanted to take my time so as not to repeat this injury,” explained Aït Saïd on his Instagram account. “The objective, we all know it, to get this Olympic qualification, then this medal, at home in our country” he further specified.
European champion on the rings in 2013, bronze medalist, still on the rings at the 2019 world championships, the French gymnast is still chasing an Olympic medal.
During the 2016 Rio Olympics, he suffered a double tibia-fibula fracture during the vault qualifications. The images of his impressive injury have gone around the world.
At the following Games in Tokyo, an injury, already to his biceps, prevented him from defending his chances of medaling in the final of the ring contest.