"We all want to see her competing and doing a good job," Riml
added, noting that the pain may have become too much to endure.
Riml said the athletes were free to decide whether they still wanted to compete in today's night race, adding the team planned to wear mourning bands.
''We are all very close,'' said Riml, an Austrian who was born and grew up in Soelden.
''They all have the potential (to be on the World Cup),'' Riml said.
Held under the patronage of Shaikh Tahnoun Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the President's Private Department, and played at the Dome at Rawdhat, the RIML has been boosted by two new sponsorship agreements.
With the RIML scheduled to end before May 13, there is still much to play for and plenty of time for teams to make up lost ground on the current leaders.
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