Is it okay to punch this person?

I'm in gymnastics, and one day, one of my jealous team-mates pushed me off the beam, whilst I was doing a flip. I have a fractured ankle, and knee cap. She came to visit me in the hospital, only because her parents forced her to. That's when I punched her in the face, and told her to stop being self-centered, and be happy for others.
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Everyone says it was okay, since she hurt me first, but I can't help but feel some remorse.
Advice?

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  • This pre-school mentality of "she hurt me first, waaaah!" is just lame as hell. Shoulda kept your hands off her, dear. I mean, what did it prove? Did it heal your ankle? And it'll look bad on you if you decide to pursue legal action. Not to mention you now feel guilty.

    But what's done is done. Feel better.

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  • You should have done way worse to her. But I tell ya Karma is a bitch.

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  • I've always been of the mentality: you hit me, I'll hit you a little harder. Simple. And yes, the retaliation doesn't always have to be exacted right away. But what if she just pushes you? Ordinarily, a slap in the face would be a good enough response for being pushed. But since she caused you to fracture your ankle and all, then I'd say the punch was warranted here.

    I would've either punched her, or extorted some hefty sum of money off her under the threat of legal action if she doesn't lay the cash. And if you're a guy, alternatively, you also had the option of making her your sexual bitch for a month or so by using the same threat.

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    • I didn't want to charge her, but I did want her to make her feel at least some of the pain I'm in. Because, now I won't be able to participate in ANY sports for awhile.
      But, that's the bad thing, since sports is what keeps me calmed from my depression, and other mental illnesses.
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      On the bright side, though, her parents actually said it's only natural for me to do that.
      And, that if they were me, they probably would to.
      I mean, I completely agree with all of these comments. I'm not gonna get butthurt when these people are speaking their minds.
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  • Yeah. Should of been the bigger person. Although it's completely understandable to wanna teach the chick a lesson.

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  • Bitches be triflin.

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    • Yeah, females tend to get jealous over dumb shit and go to ridiculous lengths to feel better about themselves. Worst part is some of them never get out of this phase. There are women at my job my age that never did. XD

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  • How old are you? Twelve?

    What you did is common amongst primary-school kids, but I suggest you get out of the habit soon. The law makes allowances for those who defend themselves when attacked, but adults who assault people hours or days after they themselves were assaulted can end up being charged along with the original perpetrator.

    I imagine that the other girl's parents pushed her into apologising because once they learned that their little darling had done something that resulted in you suffering a serious injury, they were afraid of a lawsuit. Your impetuous action now means that if your parents were to sue, the lawyer for the other girl's family would point out that you assaulted her, and the possibility of you being charged would be raised.

    Grow the fuck up.

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  • Still kind of a dick move, esepecially a punch in the face. You should have gone for a more formal punishment imo.

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