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Yet Kocian provides Karolyi with flexibility in the all-around, heady territory considering she broke the tibia in her left leg just above the ankle at the end of February. "I drove myself crazy in the beginning," Kocian said. I had to stay off bars 3-4 weeks, I'd never stayed off that long." In a way, it may have been a blessing."I didn't really think it was going to be fractured or anything," Kocian said. Sure, sitting for the better part of two months was difficult.It also gave her a chance to recharge mentally, no small thing in a world where the relentless grind of training can wear occasionally wear down bodies and motivation in equal measure.Kocian believes she's "more focused than ever," buoyed by her strong performance at the U. championships two weeks ago, where she finished fifth in the all-around thanks in part to a floor routine she and her coaches basically threw together on the fly. won the 2012 Olympics and 20 world championships by at least five points.
That leaves one position open — maybe — the one Locklear and good friend Madison Kocian will try to convince national team coordinator Martha Karolyi they're worthy of during what may be the most important 48 hours of their athletic lives. "I definitely need to prove myself," Locklear said. You need to know what's going on around you." Barring injury or a catastrophic drop in form, Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman and Laurie Hernandez are heading to Brazil next month."It was important for her to prove besides being a bars specialist she is a steady competitor on floor and beam," Karolyi said. That's not the case for the 18-year-old Locklear, whose career path was altered when she fractured her L4 vertebra in 2013. "It's hard because we're really good friends and we both want each other to do their best," Locklear said. We're competitive with each other but we're best friends too." The friendship will be tested this weekend, though in the big picture the decision will hardly impact the American's chances of standing atop the podium after team finals on Aug. The difference between Locklear and Kocian can be measured in small fractions. Whoever makes the team will likely come home with a gold medal — possibly more than one — in their suitcase.Kocian was planning on vaulting at Olympic Trials but was told by Karolyi not to bother out of fear it may affect her still tender ankle. She spent months in a brace and when she was finally cleared soon realized floor exercise and vault weren't exactly ideal ways for someone with lower-back issues to spend their free time. "She told my coaches she didn't want to take any risks," Kocian said. It's not really going change my position on the team." Kocian isn't sounding presumptuous, but she knows her best shot at making an impact on a team heavily favored to defend the gold it won so easily in London four years ago is on bars, beam and floor. So she focused on bars and beam, figuring the extra practice time would give her an advantage.