LONDON (AP) — Defending Olympic champion China is replacing a member of its men’s team after 2004 pommel horse gold medalist Teng Haibin injured his left arm.
Teng will be replaced by Guo Weiyang, a member of last year’s world team, according to a story on Sohu, a Chinese website. Guo was flying to London on Wednesday from Northern Ireland, where China had its pre-Olympic training camp. The men’s competition begins Saturday.
Teng reportedly injured his arm during training camp. His left forearm was heavily bandaged and he struggled on every event he did during podium training Wednesday. He fell at least four times alone on the pommel horse, his speciality, and could be seen massaging his arm between routines.