These have finished now. I didn’t see any, but it all seems to have been very dramatic.
Someone in one of the earlier subs today tested positive for covid, after competing and this emerged shortly before sub 6 (GB, Rhys McClenaghan, Canada) were due to start. Don’t think we know who yet. Because of this everything had to be delayed so the apparatus could all be deep cleaned.
When they all went back in, pommels in particular was splatty and at least one athlete thinks it was because of the state of the horse. Rhys fell and is not very happy about the situation.
(20) Rhys Mcclenaghan on Twitter: “I’m sad I trained until this point just to have the chalk wiped off the equipment and been told to wait 1hour 30mins before I competed. Due to a competitor in the subdivision before testing positive for covid. Time to go home and just hope there’s not another Worlds like this one” / Twitter
I haven’t seen it but apparently one of the Canadian athletes slipped and whacked his head. Afaik he is ok though. Absolute mess.
In other results, we’re on for another Japan v China MAG AA showdown. Kohei is in HB finals and there is great joy amongst the people. GB and the US both seem to have done pretty well too. Lots of finals. The US are in 2nd and 3rd on pommels which would be hilarious if not for, well, you know.