German gymnast Philipp Boy (SC Cottbus) has the swine flu. The 22 years old Olympian is worried about his participation at the World Championships in London (13th-18th Oct.) after he is already on the mend. He withdrew from the only qualification for the Worlds held this Saturday in Achern. His coach Karsten Oelsch as well as his teammate Robert Juckel weren´t allowed to coach / participate in the competition either. There might be a chance for the two gymnasts to do a second competition in order to qualify for the Worlds, says head coach Andreas Hirsch.
I think it´s good, that safety has first priority. Nevertheless, especially Juckel and also Boy (if he´s healthy) should have a second chance to earn their spots on the team for the Worlds.