This morning the FIG released a new participants list. Noticeably absent from it was Russia’s Vault powerhouse, Olympic Vault bronze medalist, Maria Paseka. Nothing has yet been confirmed by the Russian Federation but it is known that Paseka was in Antwerp yesterday. However, the FIG have said that the list can change up until 24 hours before the competition.
More when we get it.
The FIG confirmed on Twitter to Gymnastics Examiner that Paseka was requested to be removed from the participants list.
— FIG Official (@officialFIG) September 27, 2013
The All Around reports that this is due to back pain.
— The All Around (@theallaround) September 27, 2013