UPDATE. Oleg is now training with the National Team.
ODDS of Ukraine qualifying a full team to Paris and contending for a team medal in Paris would be increased if Oleg can get back to form.
On the other hand, Ukraine might boycott if gymnasts from RUS are allowed into the Olympics.
… Verniaiev has been able to successfully argue that he did not take meldonium intentionally and his suspension was reduced, although not annulled. He is now eligible to compete again.
Additionally, even if he does not return to competition as an athlete, the suspension also prevented him from attending international competitions as a coach or official, so he will now be able to continue working in gymnastics with no restrictions. …
FIG will compile a medical report from Liverpool Worlds.
In it they will record what percentage of athletes left the competition due to injury.
Gymnasts were injured on day 1, including one of the H Bar favourites ➙ Tyson Bull. A lower back injury on H Bar.
But I felt there were fewer injuries than at past Worlds. MAG Vault landings were less horrific than in the past. Hopefully athletes are better prepared than in the past to survive a Code of Points where difficulty is so much more rewarded than quality. Hopefully.
As every year, we would like to draw your attention to the main anti-doping regulations and documentation recently released by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). They will come into force on 1 January 2023.