10/25/2018 5:14:58 PM (GMT+3)

Hegi speaks after the men’s third subdivision qualifications

Hegi speaks after the men’s third subdivision qualifications

DOHA: Switzerland’s Oliver Hegi spoke to the media after the men’s third subdivision qualifications at Aspire Dome on Thursday.

On his fall from horizontal bar in the first rotation.

I was too close to the bar. I realised I was too close and I couldn’t react in time, so I got hit by the bar. I was a little bit shocked so I jumped down.

On how he recovered from his fall from horizontal bar in the first rotation.

I didn’t. It was like shock for the rest of the competition. I did what I could to help the team but I didn’t really recover from it.

On not qualifying for the horizontal bar final, the apparatus on which he won gold at the 2018 European Championships (he ranked 14th after three subdivisions).

The team is always in the centre of my mind, so I put team goals in front of everything else. But it’s hard either way to let the high bar final go like that. I just have to deal with it.

On what caused his fall on parallel bars in the sixth and last rotation.

I think it was just the accumulation of all the things, like my form, which wasn’t the best, the fall on high bar and everything else.”

On his team’s provisional third-place ranking after three of 10 subdivisions.

The goal was 12th place, so I think we can make that. About the final, I don’t know if we can make that. We have to wait and see what the results are going to be like.

On what Switzerland will need to match or better its results from the 2015 Worlds (sixth place) and the 2016 Rio Olympic Games (ninth place).

We just have to keep working hard and keep working on our team spirit, and do exactly the same thing we did in the last four, five and six years.