Adlerteg steps surely towards her maximum on uneven bars
DOHA: Sweden’s Jonna Adlerteg refuses to let a pair of past knee injuries break her stride as she aims to reveal her ever-improving standard at the 48th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships that will begin on Thursday at Aspire Dome.
“I feel I have more to give,” Adlerteg told www.worldgymdoha18.com after podium training at Aspire Dome. “I haven’t had the success I know I can have.”
Adlerteg, the bronze medalist on uneven bars at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore and a 2012 Olympian, suffered serious knee injuries in 2015 and 2016. The unfortunately timed latter injury kept her out of the Rio 2016 Games.
A recent series of medal-winning results on uneven bars have put a psychological spring in Adlerteg’s step, however.
She earned silver at the European Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, in August, and gold and silver at FIG World Challenge Cup events held two consecutive weeks last month.
“I’ve been competing a lot this season,” Adlerteg said. “I feel great. I feel the best yet. I love to get better, and the feeling that you get results for your hard work.”