Meanwhile in Iran …
So the rumors turned out to be true on this one.
Head coach Sajjad Anoushiravani announced that Kianoush Rostami is no longer part of the national team. (via and via)
Reason: Not taking part in training camps.
He has been self coached since the time before Rio. So obviously getting into competition shape on his own is not a problem for the 2016 Olympic champion.
I’m guessing this will be fixed until worlds later this year when they need his medals. The upcoming competitions aren’t just important enough for him.
Maybe someone can translate the announcement video?
Kianoush Rostami No Longer Part of Iranian National Team is a post by Gregor Winter from All Things Gym.