10/26/2018 11:03:49 PM (GMT+3)

Brazil's Mariano speaks after 10th subdivision MAG qualifications

Brazil

DOHA: Comments from Arthur Mariano of Brazil after the 10th subdivision of men’s qualifications at Aspire Dome on Friday.

On his performance, and not qualifying for the apparatus final on floor exercise, the apparatus on which he won bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

I think my performance was overall great. I am here to help my team with clean routines, and get some good scores. I did my job and the team did their job. We are in this together. I had a lot of problems during the year. I had surgery on my shoulder that needed a fast recovery and now I have some troubles in my elbows. I was preparing myself to be here just for my team.

On the state of Brazilian gymnasts since the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Brazil now has a strong team and the sport became very popular in Brazil after the Olympics.