An eight-year-old gymnast from East Tennessee will be able to compete with her prosthetic leg.


We introduced you to Bailee Iorg a few weeks ago. She has hoped to one day compete in USA Gymnastics, something a person with a prosthetic has never done before.

USA Gymnastics sent us a statement Monday, paving the way for Bailee to compete. It said, in part:

“USA Gymnastics does not have a policy that precludes an athlete with a prosthetic device from competing; however we plan to monitor and address any areas of concern.

We trust that Bailee and her coaches will monitor her skill level and capability to determine her competitive readiness and wish Bailee the best of luck as she pursues her athletic dreams.”

Author: disabledaccessdenied

I am a disabled woman who through no fault of my own has wheels under my ass. I rely on the decency and common sense of local, state and federal goverments, as well as the retail community to abide by the disabled access laws and provide adequate ramps, disabled toilets, and not use them as store rooms or broom closets. This blog exists to find the offenders and out them, inform them, and report them if necessary and shame them into doing the right thing when all else fails.

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