2008 Olympian Ksenia Afanasiieva will miss the 2012 Europeans in Brussels, Belgium. Russian Artistic Gymnastics Head, Alexander Alexandrov, translated ''she has a very strong angina'' which is a term given to chest pain due to heart blockage.
Alexandrov stated to Sportbox.ru that he doesn't want her to participate because it may lead to complications and that she has been sick for a week and has missed too much training to let her compete.
Alexandrov stated; '' We will control training this week, here's the final to determine who will travel to Brussels. Grishina, Mustafiina and Komova, with the other 2 places given to 2 prepared girls''.
This cliffhanger leaves us with lots of gymnasts to think who could factor. Nabiieva, Belo, Demmy, Inshina or someone like Paseka, Polyan or Sidorova.
If I was choosing, I would pick;
and reserve; Nabiieva or Paseka.