“… coaches, medical staff and team leader … has decided after mutual consultation … with the gymnasts not to participate in the team final which will be held on Saturday, August 4 …”
Worlds and Apparatus Finals are higher priorities. They have only 4 gymnasts, not 5. Sounds like putting 3 gymnasts up on Floor might be a medical risk.
Whatever the reasons, we have to respect the decision. I’m sure they’d love to compete team finals if it was safe.
Italy (9th) confirmed that they would compete. Their squad is also depleted after Sofia Busato suffered a probable ACL tear on — where else — Vault landing in competition. Head Coach Enrico Casella said he’d tell the team to have fun. And do their best.