Brody Malone Secures Spot on Team USA After Knee Injury: ‘It’s All God’

Photo from Brody Malone’s Instagram

Brody Malone Secures Spot on Team USA After Knee Injury: ‘It’s All God’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Former Stanford men’s gymnastics alum Brody Malone is thanking God after securing a spot on the United States men’s gymnastics team for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Per Sports Spectrum, “The team is comprised of Brody Malone, Asher Hong, Paul Juda, Stephen Nedoroscik, and Frederick Richard, who won the all-around competition at the trials. Together, they will attempt to win a team all-around Olympic medal for the United States for the first time since the U.S. claimed bronze in Beijing in 2008, and a gold medal for the first time since the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984.”

For more inspiring sports stories, check out Sports Spectrum.

Malone was unsure if he would even be able to compete at the trials due to a severe knee injury that forced him to learn how to walk again.

“Malone vividly remembered what happened on March 18, 2023 on the high bar, his best event, at a competition in Stuttgart, Germany,” NBC Sports reported. “His left hand inadvertently peeled off the bar early for his dismount. It sent him flying in the air at a different trajectory than he planned. He landed backward, awkwardly twisting his right leg.”

The gymnast tore multiple ligaments in his right knee and fractured his tibial plateau which caused him to have three surgeries.

However, that did not prevent Malone from wanting to compete at the 2024 Olympic games.

After he secured his spot on the team, he credited God for his triumphant return.

“I just have to give all the glory to God,” Malone said. “It’s all Him, and, yeah, it’s all God. So I just want to thank Him for this…I’m just so grateful for everything that God’s done for me.”

A month before the Olympic Trials, Malone told Olympics.com, “It just feels amazing to be able to with everything I’ve gone through be able to come back and make a comeback like I have and be competitive enough to be on the top again.

“… Going through what I’ve gone through, I’ve definitely learned to be grateful for every opportunity I have to compete,” he added. “And so with that, I’m just letting loose a little bit more, having a little more fun.”

Malone is excited to represent the red, white and blue again on the international stage.

He told UInterview in May, “Anytime you get the opportunity to represent your country on the Olympic stage, it’s an honor and a blessing.”

Quality: - Content: +1
Quality: - Content: +1