Matthias Fahrig, last years champion on floor and second on vault, won’t compete at the 2011 European Championships in Berlin. Professional difficulties and health problems make a start at the Europeans impossible.
He had to give up his employment in a rehabilitation clinic in Halle. To maintain a professional perspective, the 25-year-old has decided to join the sports promotion group of the Bundeswehr. In addition, Fahrig had to undergo several jaw surgeries in advance of the 2010 World Championships. Now he needs more urgent procedures. He’ll focus on the Worlds in Tokyo, where the German team wants to qualify directly for the 2012 Olympic Games.