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TessaW
24th June 2008, 19:14
Here my report about the Dutch Nationals for the ones interested. First of all I want to say that I really liked meeting you too Ioana! Hope to see you again at some competition.

Suzanne Harmes won, and she deserved her Olympic ticket. She looks great and for the first time I liked her floor routine. Great piked full in, maybe she can add a tucked version as a fifth pass, like Sandra Izbasa has. Her form has improved, but not on her triple twist. Very crossed legs, but she made it all the way around.
Lichelle Wong had a very bad weekend and was only 5th in the AA. Falls from bars and beam. She said she will continue gymnastics though. Sanne Wevers looked good, but had some wobbles in her beam in the AA. And she fell in the EF. Pity otherwise she would have got a 15.3. Nice floor routine, more difficult now. Deserved second place in the AA. Her twin sister Lieke was the surprise of the weekend. She has been injured for almost 2 years, and this was only her second full AA competition in a very long time. She has lovely lines, is taller than Sanne and very elegant. Still misses difficulty though, especially on vault (handspring front) and floor (double back and 2,5 twist as most difficult passes). She shines on bars (beautiful shaposnikova and yeager, knees together on the double front and great lines/handstands) and beam (her pirouettes are as great as those of her sister, lovely form and stability). I hope she can stay injury free for a long time, then we are going to have lots of joy watching her. She was 3rd AA, 2nd UB and won BB.
Tahnee Masela is still on her way back. Not as good as she was as a junior yet, but she is looking better every time. She won bars. Anne Tritten landed with an overstretched knee her bars dismount (like Patrascu at europeans) and her coach Boris Orlov has to carry her off the podium. Next day she walked without crutches but she could not bend her knee. Hopefully nothing is broken/damaged too much. It is a pity because her floor and especially vault (tsukahara 1,5) had been good.
Marrit Ewald is coming back from a knee injury she sustained prior to european qualifications and is not at her best yet. She grew quite a bit in the past months.
Stephanie Tijmes was OK, but the judges do not seem to like her. Good on floor as always, stayed on beam for the first time ever but still got a low score, struggled on vault.
Maartje Allebes looked nice, especially on bars.
Sherine El Zeiny injured her back and scratched the last event. On Sunday she did compete in the beamfinal but her back was still painful. Verona van de Leur retired prior to the Nationals.

juniors
We have a very nice group of juniors. Yvette Moshage won, with great scores on floor and beam. Lovely gymnast, great lines and only a first year junior. 2nd was Joy Goedkoop, who just missed out at Europeans. She lost to Naoual Ouazzani back then, but she made no mistake at nationals. The surprise of the juniors this season, after 2 years of injuries. She is very strong.
Wyomi Masela was 3rd. She seemed a bit hesitating on beam. Hopefully she was not affraid and the mental problems her sister Tahnee had when she turned senior will not come too her. Won the bronze medal at vault. Great high FTY, that could soon be a 1,5 twist and hopefully a double in the future. Her bars is good, as is floor.
4th was Marlies Rijken, my favourite junior. Still weak on vault (handspring front) and bars (no release yet, but beautiful form throughout untill the landing of he rdouble front). Beautiful beam, she finally gets consistent there, nailed her standing arabian both days and won beam. Beautiful floor routine in Carmen.
Naoual Ouazzani had an off day. Nailed her 1,5Y on vault, after missing it constantly in warm ups, but screwed up on bars (1 fall and a scary gienger, great full in DM though) and beam (2 falls on a free round off and a side somi, after a perfect beginning). She did not perform her new roundoff somi-full. Back to the double twist DM instead of a 2,5. On floor she was great again. High full in. She scored still high 54. If she would not have fallen, she would have scored 57+. Good for a second place in the senior ranks as a first year junior.
Lisa van de Burg has improved a lot this year, but needs to become consistent. Also fell from beam. On floor she has a double arabian and very nice triple twist now. SHe can also do a full in.
Natasja Blind has a nightmare AA. Multiple falls. She won bars on Sunday. Has been injured recently.
Vera van Pol injured her ankle 2 weeks ago when doing a double double on floor at semi finals (after nailing it 3 times in warm up). She only competed bars, very sloppy and not at full difficulty.
Celine van Gerner has concentration and motivation problems after europeans. Hope she can come over it. Won a medal or 2 in EF's.
Jocelynn Kraan is coming back from her knee injury she sustained when falling from beam at the trials for Europeans. She only did bars and won a bronze medal.
Kim Foppen retired and has switched to acrogym.

Youth
Also a very talented generation.
No1 was Ayla Wilbrink, from the same club as the Wevers and Masela sisters. She won all finals she entered: AA, VT, UB and FX. Only BB she did not qualify at semi finals. On bars she has a DLO full as dismount, on floor she warmed up a double arabian (did not compete it) and competed a sky high double pike and 2,5 twist. FTY for vault.
2nd was Tess Moonen, from Pro Patria (trainer is Frank Louter). Only a year ago she switched clubs and has now much more training. Last year she could hardly do a twist and now a 2,5 and double back. She has great posture and basics. Beam is her strongest event. Already a 5.9 A score, and she is 11. Bars no flight element yet.
3rd was Nikki Olijve. Needs to work on her form. Looks to me as a miniature version of Dana Druncea (as long as one can be smaller than Dana).
Other gymnasts competing: Tessa Alberts (pro patria), 2nd on beam after a year full of injuries. Needs another surgery on her elbow, Kaylee Achterhuis (was leading until the last rotation, screwed up beam), same can be said from Melissa Scherpenisse (missed the bronze because of 3 falls from beam), Serena Vlijt (one of my favs, lovely on floor, great presentation). Special mention: Noel van Klaveren: 8th AA. she only trains 11 hours a week because her club has not more facilities and she is great. Of course not enough difficulty, but the others train much more. She can even do a triple twist!
Kendra Pennings retired after nationals because of all the shit around her coach Esther Heijnen.

Romania was also present: judge Anca Grigoras. She judged beam. I am sure she has looked very closely at the Russians and will inform your national team with everything she saw.

Sorry for the long post, there is even more, but this is enough.

ioanavol
24th June 2008, 19:26
Great report, thanks a lot Tessa!! If you allow me, I will translate it into Romanian as soon as I have some time...I think it is nice for everyone to read what you wrote:)

Nicole25
25th June 2008, 11:19
Thanks for the report about the Dutch nationals. I meant to go but couldn't in the end so it's nice to read how the girls did.

What does this mean: S-a plâns de dureri în zona inghinalã, care au devenit tot mai puternice. I don't understand what the word inghinala means. Is that her heel? It's such a shame that Anamaria is injured and won't compete at nationals.

TessaW
25th June 2008, 11:23
Great report, thanks a lot Tessa!! If you allow me, I will translate it into Romanian as soon as I have some time...I think it is nice for everyone to read what you wrote:)

Yes of course that is alright. If anyone is interested, since this is a Romanian forum.

rob_din
25th June 2008, 11:26
Thanks for the report about the Dutch nationals. I meant to go but couldn't in the end so it's nice to read how the girls did.

What does this mean: S-a plâns de dureri în zona inghinalã, care au devenit tot mai puternice. I don't understand what the word inghinala means. Is that her heel? It's such a shame that Anamaria is injured and won't compete at nationals.

In english the term is "inguinal". As far as i know the inguinal region is the lowest area of the abdomen

Nicole25
27th June 2008, 11:42
Thanks Rob-din. I hope Anamaria will be fine. The team really needs her in Beijing!

rob_din
28th June 2008, 18:23
Sandra Izbasa was whithdrawn from the National Championshpis after injuring her leg during vault practice

21mai
29th June 2008, 01:37
Sandra Izbasa was whithdrawn from the National Championshpis after injuring her leg during vault practice

in her coach opinion it seems there is not a serious accident, he believes we shouldnt be worried:)

MartinaE
29th June 2008, 22:58
Tessa, thanks so much for the report from Dutch Nationals! :)

I of course have been following the Romanian Nationals online this weekend, and I actually hope to catch some coverage on TV. I found out Sport Planeta is having coverage. They should broadcast it either now or tomorrow - I have set my dvd-recorder for both just in case. ;)

Gemma
1st July 2008, 23:56
Thank you for all the news from the Dutch Open and Romanian nationals. I think this thread is a great idea.

Multumesc foarte mult!

mikeyy
2nd July 2008, 00:02
Welcome Gemma...great to see you here:)

crisloregym
2nd July 2008, 00:06
Hey, Gemma welcome!!! It's sooo nice seeing you here!!!!

ioanavol
2nd July 2008, 00:07
Thank you for all the news from the Dutch Open and Romanian nationals. I think this thread is a great idea.

Multumesc foarte mult!

Welcome! And if you have questions don't hesitate to ask.

MartinaE
5th July 2008, 20:21
Hey Gemma! :)

Awwww man sadly I was not able to tape anything from Romanian Nationals/Internationals. The information was up but it seems they did not show it in the end.....:(

But at least I have the meet next weekend to look forward to. :)
Was there any information yet on who will compete there for Romania? The same team that is in Italy this weekend?

ioanavol
5th July 2008, 20:29
what meet next weekend? you mean MAG, don't you? do you know any site/program/broadcast for that?

as for the Rom Nat, busumary put all the videos with the Romanian broadcast. look here: http://www.onlinesport.ro/forum/showthread.php?t=287180
just dig into it, if interested, and you'll find lots of files uploaded on rapidshare (from all 3 days).
I've also put some videos on youtube (see user fangymnastics)...still have some with the guys, I'll put them asap.

crisloregym
7th July 2008, 00:09
Hello everyone:)

Ioana and I finally managed to upload some of the juniors' and seniors' routines from the Romanian Nationals. You cand find them on http://www.youtube.com/user/fangymnastics

Sri Ea, especially for you, some of the Egyptians' routines:P. Unfortunatelly, there were some of them that I didn't recongnise:( But if you do, please tell me:)

Cata_RB
8th July 2008, 13:49
A nice article from Libertatea newspaper: http://www.libertatea.ro/index.php?section=articole&screen=stire&sid=208532

Gymnasts over bord!

In the days when they only have one training, the girls in the olympic team do what they want with their spare time. The weather was beautiful, so the girls trained by Nicolae Forminte didn't miss the opportunity of having fun at the pool from Izvorani.

Sandra Izbasa, expert in jumping into the water [the word "bomba" describes the way she is doing it, i didn't know how to translate it, but look at the picture from the article, it's very suggestive :) ]

The fun was started by Sandra Izbasa, whose great pleasure was jumping into the water. And to make it more spectacular, the leader of the olympic team found herself a trustful ally: Cerasela Patrascu.
With no fear of the water's depth - almost 2 metres, Sandra swam, being in her element [feeling comfortable]. Just like in gymnastics. "This is sensational! It is so good to swim!", Sandra said to her teammates, who were lying in the sun. Although looking a little shy, Anamaria Tamarjan, who is struggling to be in the team after an injury, got into the water, swam a few metres and then went back to the waterside. With her face towards the sun, Tamarjan seems to want to get all the heat of an incredible hot day. Smiling, the girl with big, beautiful eyes says she would give anything to be at the Olympics: "I hope i'll get back [in shape] as soon as possible and make it into the team", she said.

Forminte: "Sandra and Steliana, the key girls" [the ones he is counting the most on]

The only gymnast that wasn't there, but for a very good reason, was Steliana Nistor, who was having the last of her end-of-highschool exams. "I'm glad that Stela successfully passed all her exams. We are waiting for her to get back", Nicolae Forminte said, who is also concerned about Anamaria Tamarjan's comeback. "Ana is my nightmare. What seemed to be a beatiful dream turned into a sort of nightmare. Things are different with her in the team. She is the gymnast that can have an important contribution to all the 4 apparatus. She is now trying to train, but she's only back [in shape] 20%. It seems like Sandra and Steliana are still the key girls", Forminte explained.

Gabriela Dragoi doesn't know how to swim

Gabriela Dragoi is one of the few gymnasts that are afraid of water. "I prefer staying here, where water is not that deep. I don't know how to swim", Gabriela said, followed by Sandra: "Well, if we all go in the part of the pool where the water is 2 metres deep, we risk not having a team anymore" :) and then she dove into the water.

TessaW
8th July 2008, 14:18
Thanks, funny article! Nice they have some time off. I hope Anamaria will be OK soon.

MartinaE
10th July 2008, 22:50
what meet next weekend? you mean MAG, don't you? do you know any site/program/broadcast for that?

No, I am not talking about that MAG meet. The meet I am talking about is the WAG tri-meet Germany vs Romania vs France which is in two days. :)

I have read Stela and Sandra will not compete. :( But does anyone know if Romania is sending other girls instead?
If anyone has more information I would really appreciate that!!

ioanavol
10th July 2008, 23:02
Yes, now I know what you meant...but at that point I was confused:P

There was an interview with Forminte on the National TV channel and he said about Sandra and Stela...but I haven't seen it , so I don't know if he said other names. What I assume, though, is that he will come with the other girls (I don't think he just quitted). We all hope to see Ana there!
If smb else knows more, pls write also here.

21mai
12th July 2008, 16:05
Bars Battle

American Nastia Liukin and Russia’s Ksenia Semenova may find themselves battling out for gold on bars at the 2008 Olympics in a re-match of the 2007 World Championships finals. At that competition, many felt that Liukin’s routine overall was superior to that of gold medal winner Semenova. U.S. National Team Coordinator Martha Karolyi didn’t mince her words on the subject following the competition, saying, “My thought is that actually [Nastia Liukin] should have the gold medal because her routine on bars, based on what the Code of Points is asking for, is much more precise than the Russian girl. The Russian girl had a lot of tricks. But, when you talk about the preciseness of the execution [there is a difference]….Hopefully [the judges] will be applying more precisely the rules [in the future].”

predictions about who shall be the winner at the uneven bars in beijing

mikeyy
12th July 2008, 16:09
From my point of view...Semenova has no chance for the gold medal. First of all she doesn`t have a high start value and secondly the chinese He Kexin is absolutely amazing.
For Nastia Liukin..the key element will be the dismount. My prediction for gold is He Kexin.

21mai
12th July 2008, 16:11
From my point of view...Semenova has no chance for the gold medal. First of all she doesn`t have a high start value and secondly the chinese He Kexin it absolutely amazing.
For Nastia Liukin..the key element will be the dismount. My prediction for gold is He Kexin.

My favourite gymnast is Beth Tweedle - she also has a difficult exercise and i hope she will win!

mikeyy
12th July 2008, 16:16
Speaking of favorites....then my favorite is Stela :P

ioanavol
12th July 2008, 19:16
Speaking of favorites....then my favorite is Stela :P

Mine also!!:yeah:

crisloregym
12th July 2008, 19:20
Mine are Stela and Ana Maria:P

21mai
12th July 2008, 20:16
i like stela too but i reffered to the foreign gymnasts whom i would like to win if it were not for stela. But now i would like to publish an article about a sweedish gymnast who is forbidden to participate in beijing under a weak argument: "she is not too healthy to prepare well". Analyse you too and say if it is right- me, i doubt:
"Despite the Swedish Olympic Committee's decision to not send Veronica Wagner to the 2008 Olympics, Wagner's admirers around the world continue to support her cause.

Shortly after Wagner won the all-around title at Swedish Championships last month, the SOC informed her and her coach, Staffan Soderberg, that Wagner would not be sent to Beijing.

"They think she is too injured to be well prepared," Soderberg told IG. "Her doctor, the ortoped who was with us on the floor during Competition I [preliminaries] in Athens in 2004, does not agree with the Olympic Committee, but they build their decision on what two physiotherapists are saying."

Soderberg said the injury in question was originally a back problem, but has led to an imbalance of Wagner's left knee.

"The back is now OK, but she is still having a little pain in the knee," Soderberg said. "It's not inside the knee, but on the back side of the knee, and it's probably caused by the ichias nerve. As I said, the specialist says it's not a big issue, but for the SOC it obviously was."

Soderberg cited Wagner's performance at the Swedish Championships as evidence of her fitness for the Beijing Games that will take place in August.

"On floor she scored exactly the same as her personal best on that event," he said. "On beam she was 0.15 from her personal best." (See video below).

Stefan Lindeberg, chairman of the SOC's Executive Board, clarified the committee's decision.

"The reason for not sending Veronica Wagner to the Games is that she has had different injury problems since last autumn," Lindeberg told IG. "She will still need weeks of rehab before being able to increase her training load."

At the same time, Lindeberg also acknowledged Wagner's contributions to the sport in her native country.

"We are fully aware of her capacity and importance for artistic gymnastics in Sweden," he said.

Wagner placed 46th all-around in team preliminaries at the 2007 World Championships, and thereby earned the Swedish women their only individual berth for the Beijing Games. At the 2008 European Championships, held in Clermont-Ferrand, France, in April, she placed 12th among gymnasts who performed on all four events in team preliminaries. No formal all-around contest took place in Clermond-Ferrand.

Soderberg said Wagner's worldwide supporters are rallying to her Olympic cause via an online petition. (Fans can sign the petition by filling in their name (Namn) and city/country (Stad/ort) in the fields below the photo of the woman and finally clicking "Skriv under.") More than 4,200 people have already signed the petition to encourage the SOC to reverse its decision.

Soderberg said the involvement of Wagner's admirers in Sweden and abroad is helping Wagner cope with the decision.

"Veronica is of course devastated, and there is [the petition] to try to make the SOC change their minds," he said. "I don't think it will happen, but it's a great support to Veronica."
and there is her performance at sweedish competition: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7D2UUvhek8
her exercise reminds me of Andreea Raducan - i find it similar to it moreover in the beginning

crisloregym
13th July 2008, 11:53
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Oana, thanks a lot about the news on Wagner. I had no idea there can be such a situation. From the movie you posted, she's very good on beam, she;s sooo sure on herself!!!! It;s such a stupid decision to take out from the Olympics the gymnast who was able to qualify your country. Moreover, she doesn't seam too bad either on beam or on floor, there is no sign of her performances being affected by her injuries. If she's able to compete, then let her compete!!!

MartinaE
13th July 2008, 21:39
Hello everyone - I am back from the competition in Schwäbisch-Gmünd. :)

God, I would love to see Stela win that title on bars, but it will be hard.....it depends on if everyone will hit......
And on Wagner, yes she is a really good gymnast - and looking at her routines she`d definately deserve to be in Beijing!

Anyway, here is a photo of our winners in Schwäbisch-Gmünd!!! :) I hope you like it.

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m133/MartinaE/TeamRomania.jpg

mikeyy
13th July 2008, 21:43
Wow great photo!!! Thank you!:)
So, you were at the competition Martina? Can you tell us more about Ana Tamarjan and Cerasela?

Cata_RB
13th July 2008, 22:37
Wonderful photo, thank you so much! :)
It would be great if you could give us more details about the girls. Maybe you have some movies too?

ioanavol
13th July 2008, 22:51
HI MARTINA!!
Thanks a lot for the photo:) I envy you for being there...but I hope you could tell the girls how supported they are and that we will all cross the fingers for them in Beijing!
And, if you have time to tell us your impression, we will be really gratefull...:)

crisloregym
13th July 2008, 23:08
Martina, THANKS A LOT for this photo!!!It's GORGEUS!!!! We're waiting for your opinions on the Romanina team:)

21mai
14th July 2008, 00:50
Martina, THANKS A LOT for this photo!!!It's GORGEUS!!!! We're waiting for your opinions on the Romanina team:)

thanks martina for the kiud photo you posted, now i looked on your site and i saw a thing which surprised me a lot - when you put the question: whom would you like to see in the artistic gymnastics final?" there were people enough not to declare Romania s team through the favourites. Do you think those who did not mention Romania in final told this because of not having sufficient trust in the present team or they may be afraid of not gaining again? (although it can be seen far away from we cant be on the first place in team"s competition)

ancaqwe
14th July 2008, 12:43
Thank you Martina for the photo and report!

MartinaE
15th July 2008, 20:51
Oh, you are all welcome - thanks so much for all your kind words! :) I hope to bring some more photos online soon. I`m sorry, but I do not have any videos - I was not able to take any cause I took photos. ;)
There is a competition report from me on the website of International Gymnast also.

So yeah, I was there for the competition. :) And I was more than happy to see Cerasela, Anamaria and especially also Gutu being there after Stela and Sandra were rested. :) Cerasela still has taped her ankle and only does the easy dismounts. However, her gymnastics is beautiful, and she probably has the best form in this team. It`s too bad she had a nightmare on bars in the competition when she fell off 3 times. To me it looked like she was totally out of her routine after the first fall. She kind of looked a bit confused. Maybe the disappointment about falling. But she was back with a steady beam routine after that.
About Anamaria - she competed but had watered down routines. And she skipped floor when the other girls went through their routines without mistakes. And one thing I have to say is that she`s such a sweet and nice girl!! :) When you pass her she smiles at you. And when I left from breakfast on Sunday morning the girls were coming, and she smiled again and said hello! So nice! :)

Oh, and maybe Patrascu just also had a bad day on Saturday. On Sunday morning it seemed like she did not feel well......Mr. Forminte took care of her very nicely though which was great to see.
And the girls are all looking beautiful in casual clothes! :D

I was not able to really speak to them though - there was either no time or not the right moment. Like I did not want to disturb them when they had breakfast......We did talk to Ariella Käslin though. ;)

Please let me know if you have any more questions - I`ll be glad to answer. :)

mikeyy
15th July 2008, 21:33
Thanks you for your report!!!!:floricica:

After you have seen Ana and Cera...what do you think? Is there any hope for Beijing?
I really think that Cera has enough time to make her dismounts..if she is 100% healthy.

MartinaE
16th July 2008, 00:28
Actually I was hoping Cerasela might show her dismounts at this competition - or at least more than a simple layout. I don`t know what her status is. Maybe she tries some dismounts in training already. I am not sure if they are going to take the risk to have her compete the dismounts in Beijing. I mean she would have to train them to be able and land them after the break she`s had.....

For Ana I think there certainly is hope. By the way, what is her injury exactly? I just read she was having some pains......I hope with the watered down routines they are just resting her right now.

Though maybe it had a good reason Gutu was there also. Maybe she would be the one next up if one of the others can not compete. Though Cerasela was not listed in the first team named..........it seems anything is still possible right now.

vlad001
16th July 2008, 11:22
The exact injury of Ana is unknown for us too. Just that she had groin pains and the doctors couldn't tell what is wrong with her. But the coaches decided to wait for the pain to heal instead of risking a more obvious injury before Olympics.
At nationals she was seen warming up with the rest of the girls, but she only did jumps instead of leaps.
I'm curious, since she did beam, she did her leaps now, including the swich ring?

About the other girls, do you remember how many falls and from who have been in vault and bars?

MartinaE
16th July 2008, 20:25
Thanks so much for the information vlad! :)

Yes Ana did do her leaps - beautifully! :) But I think she did not do the switch ring......I`m having a few photos of her leaps on beam too. :)

Hmm I was not able to follow all routines by the girls cause when they were on bars and vault I took photos of the teams on beam and floor. But I remember Anamaria falling off bars on her release. The 3 falls of Cerasela did not count. I do not remember any falls on beam, and there definately was none on floor.

ioanavol
17th July 2008, 17:42
almost all discussions about the Olympics will take place in the Olympic Games forum, Gymnastics section. For those who want to join us, we've made also an English thread there:
http://www.onlinesport.ro/forum/showthread.php?p=2129122#post2129122

21mai
18th July 2008, 13:21
Gabriela Dragoi led Romania to victory over Germany and France at a tri-meet held Saturday in Schwäbisch-Gmünd.

With the Olympic Games less than a month away, the competition proved exciting as most of the gymnasts were at their possibly best physical shape. The competition is a final test for all the competitors, and the tension is building up toward the Games.

Germany was able to go up against some of the world's best gymnasts with Romania, France and individual gymnasts from Spain, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Belgium.

Romania decided to give stars Steliana Nistor and Sandra Izbasa a rest, but used this chance to bring Cerasela Patrascu and Madalina Gutu in addition to Olympic hopefuls Andreea Tamarjan, Andreea Grigore, Gabriela Dragoi, Andreea Acatrinei and Daniela Druncea. Patrascu, who suffered a double knee injury at the Europeans in April, competed exhibition routines on bars and beam just as she did at Romanian Nationals.

France left Olympic team member Pauline Morel home with a slight injury, but Olympic alternate Rose-Elliandre Bellemare was in action.

Germany decided to have Katja Abel compete bars only as part of the mixed group, and moved Marie-Sophie Hindermann (suffering from an Achilles injury) into the team lineup on bars and beam. Kim Bui, set as the alternate for the Olympics, competed on all events. Jenny Brunner competed exhibition.

Romania started on one of its weaker events with vault. France did not have the best of a start on beam with Katheleen Lindor counting two falls and also Magaly Hars also falling. Germany had a very good start on bars though with Hindermann bringing the top score of the meet (16.000). Anja Brinker hit her routine for 15.950, giving Germany the lead after rotation one.

Germany managed to maintain the lead after the second rotation, even though three gymnasts counted falls on beam. However, Romania was not able to make up ground on bars with four scores in the 13 range. Without Nistor they were not able to deliver huge scores on this event, and there also were some mistakes. Patrascu was not able to leave a good impression this time, with three falls and still only dismounting with a simple layout flyaway.

France had some very nicely choreographed routines on floor, but the team met a nightmare when anchor Cassy Vericel was injured landing her second tumbling pass, a double layout. She was immediately rushed to the hospital for X-rays, which revealed an ankle sprain. Without her, France was weakened for the last two rotations.

In rotation three Romania was eager to catch up and show good routines on beam, and all the gymnasts avoided falls. Tamarjan did not compete full difficulty, though, because of an ongoing groin injury. Patrascu showed a beautiful routine here but again still only used a simple layout as dismount.

Germany again had a good rotation on floor without bigger mistakes. Brinker did not show her full difficulty yet because of a recent injury, but Bijak and also especially Kim Bui showed very good tumbling. Bui also earned the biggest cheers from the crowd for her routine. It was a nice surprise for the audience to still see Germany leading the competition after this rotation.

But after vault the Germans fell behind Romania. Oksana Chusovitina pulled out at the least minute because of problems with her Achilles, and her score on vault certainly was missing. This gave Romania the chance to take the lead with consistent if unspectacular routines on floor.

For Germany it was still a great success to end up in second, 1.1 behind Romania. France had to settle for third but still provided the top all-around scorer with Marine Petit. Dragoi was second individually followed by Acatrinei.

The Czech Republic's 2008 Olympian Kristyna Palesova was fourth, followed by Bijak, who proved that she can really able an asset to the German team in Beijing. Spain's Lenika de Simone, who secured her berth to Beijing last weekend at the Spanish Championships, finished sixth.



2008 Germany vs. France vs. Romania
July 12, 2008 Schwäbisch-Gmünd

Team
1. Romania 231.250
2. Germany 230.150
3. France 225.800

All-Around
1. Marina Petit FRA 58.600
2. Gabriela Dragoi ROM 58.500
3. Andreea Acatrinei ROM 57.850
4. Kristyna Palesova CZE 57.650
5. Daria Bijak GER 57.500
6. Lenika de Simone ESP 57.200
in the international gymnast magazine an article about our performance in germany without the "two stars" : sandra izbasa and staliana nistor

21mai
18th July 2008, 13:28
i hope our girls take a lesson from chusovitina, she is the best example that if you have will you cand make performance no matter what the age is, take a look at this article:
Preparing for her fifth Olympic Games, Oksana Chusovitina marked her 33rd birthday Thursday.
"I feel perfectly, like I'm still 18 years old!" she told IG this week.

A German citizen since 2006, Chusovitina defines "veteran" like no other gymnast today. Many of her competitors were not yet born when she won her first world championships gold medal in 1991.

Today a mother to a 9-year-old son, Chusovitina presses on with impressive results. In 2008 she won the vault title at the European Championships, and the all-around title at the German national championships.

"I continue training because I really love gymnastics and I still have a zeal for it," she said.

Under coach Svetlana Kuznetsova, Chusovitina made her world debut at the 1991 World Championships in Indianapolis. Originally the alternate to the Soviet team, she moved into the lineup when teammate Yelena Grudneva was injured.

Chusovitina delivered the goods in competition in Indianapolis, helping her team win the gold medal and winning the silver medal on vault and tying for the floor exercise gold.

In Indianapolis she also added three new moves to the Code of Points: the hop full and full-out on uneven bars and a layout full-out on floor exercise. She still competes all three elements today.

Following a team gold medal with the Unified team at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Chusovitina began competing for her Uzbekistan. From 1993 to 2005 she won five medals on vault for her native country, and finished 10th in the all-around at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

She married Uzbek wrestler Bakhodir Kurpanov in 1997. She missed the 1997 and 1999 Worlds after suffering a torn Achilles, and becoming a mother to Alisher.

In the fall of 2002, Alisher was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia. Facing a lack of medical resources in Uzbekistan, she brought Alisher to Germany to seek treatment at the University of Cologne. Fundraisers and donations from gymnastics fans helped the family pay for the treatment.

She accepted an offer to compete for the Germany team in 2003, but had to wait an additional three years for citizenship. Chusovitina, who now trains with Shanna Polyakova in Cologne, said Alisher is healthy and happy today.

"Alisher is doing well," she said. "He is in second grade, and he does gymnastics too — he really loves it!"

With the Olympics in Beijing less than two months away, she had no extravagant plans to celebrate her 33rd, she said Wednesday.

"My plans are the same as always — preparing for the Olympics so I can show everything I can do!" she said.

MartinaE
20th July 2008, 00:24
Gabriela Dragoi led Romania to victory over Germany and France at a tri-meet held Saturday in Schwäbisch-Gmünd.

With the Olympic Games less than a month away, the competition proved exciting as most of the gymnasts were at their possibly best physical shape. The competition is a final test for all the competitors, and the tension is building up toward the Games.

Germany was able to go up against some of the world's best gymnasts with Romania, France and individual gymnasts from Spain, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Belgium.

Romania decided to give stars Steliana Nistor and Sandra Izbasa a rest, but used this chance to bring Cerasela Patrascu and Madalina Gutu in addition to Olympic hopefuls Andreea Tamarjan, Andreea Grigore, Gabriela Dragoi, Andreea Acatrinei and Daniela Druncea. Patrascu, who suffered a double knee injury at the Europeans in April, competed exhibition routines on bars and beam just as she did at Romanian Nationals.

France left Olympic team member Pauline Morel home with a slight injury, but Olympic alternate Rose-Elliandre Bellemare was in action.

Germany decided to have Katja Abel compete bars only as part of the mixed group, and moved Marie-Sophie Hindermann (suffering from an Achilles injury) into the team lineup on bars and beam. Kim Bui, set as the alternate for the Olympics, competed on all events. Jenny Brunner competed exhibition.

Romania started on one of its weaker events with vault. France did not have the best of a start on beam with Katheleen Lindor counting two falls and also Magaly Hars also falling. Germany had a very good start on bars though with Hindermann bringing the top score of the meet (16.000). Anja Brinker hit her routine for 15.950, giving Germany the lead after rotation one.

Germany managed to maintain the lead after the second rotation, even though three gymnasts counted falls on beam. However, Romania was not able to make up ground on bars with four scores in the 13 range. Without Nistor they were not able to deliver huge scores on this event, and there also were some mistakes. Patrascu was not able to leave a good impression this time, with three falls and still only dismounting with a simple layout flyaway.

France had some very nicely choreographed routines on floor, but the team met a nightmare when anchor Cassy Vericel was injured landing her second tumbling pass, a double layout. She was immediately rushed to the hospital for X-rays, which revealed an ankle sprain. Without her, France was weakened for the last two rotations.

In rotation three Romania was eager to catch up and show good routines on beam, and all the gymnasts avoided falls. Tamarjan did not compete full difficulty, though, because of an ongoing groin injury. Patrascu showed a beautiful routine here but again still only used a simple layout as dismount.

Germany again had a good rotation on floor without bigger mistakes. Brinker did not show her full difficulty yet because of a recent injury, but Bijak and also especially Kim Bui showed very good tumbling. Bui also earned the biggest cheers from the crowd for her routine. It was a nice surprise for the audience to still see Germany leading the competition after this rotation.

But after vault the Germans fell behind Romania. Oksana Chusovitina pulled out at the least minute because of problems with her Achilles, and her score on vault certainly was missing. This gave Romania the chance to take the lead with consistent if unspectacular routines on floor.

For Germany it was still a great success to end up in second, 1.1 behind Romania. France had to settle for third but still provided the top all-around scorer with Marine Petit. Dragoi was second individually followed by Acatrinei.

The Czech Republic's 2008 Olympian Kristyna Palesova was fourth, followed by Bijak, who proved that she can really able an asset to the German team in Beijing. Spain's Lenika de Simone, who secured her berth to Beijing last weekend at the Spanish Championships, finished sixth.



2008 Germany vs. France vs. Romania
July 12, 2008 Schwäbisch-Gmünd

Team
1. Romania 231.250
2. Germany 230.150
3. France 225.800

All-Around
1. Marina Petit FRA 58.600
2. Gabriela Dragoi ROM 58.500
3. Andreea Acatrinei ROM 57.850
4. Kristyna Palesova CZE 57.650
5. Daria Bijak GER 57.500
6. Lenika de Simone ESP 57.200
in the international gymnast magazine an article about our performance in germany without the "two stars" : sandra izbasa and staliana nistor


Hehe thanks for copying over my report. :) I hope you enjoyed reading it.

MartinaE
20th July 2008, 00:27
And regarding Choussovitina - yes she is amazing and a great example to all the younger athletes out there. She`s still going strong even though she did not compete at the tri-meet because of problems with her achilles tendons. I hope it was just for prevention and she will be fine in Beijing!!!

21mai
24th July 2008, 10:04
BEIJING, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Yang Wei has the most decorated record in Asian Games gymnastic history and is now looking to leave his Athens heartbreak behind him and deliver the home crowd an all around gold medal of the Beijing Olympics this August.

All eyes will be on him, the best men's all-around gymnast in the last two world championships, as the hosts are expected to make the most of their home advantage in Beijing against challenges from the sport's superpowers the United States, Japan, Russia and Romania.

He will be on the same level of Paul Hamm of the United States, Hiroyuki Tomita of Japan, and Fabian Hambuechen of Germany - all looking to make the biggest runs at the most-coveted individual title in Beijing.

With the home crowd's backing, Yang is confident to banish his Olympic disappointment and top the podium.

"To compete on home turf, you surely have great pressure, and I think I can turn the pressure into the motivation. Whatever happens, I'm going for the gold in Beijing," said Yang.

The 28-year-old veteran has eight world championship golds under his belt and was part of the men's team that won at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 but has struggled to produce an Olympic individual gold.

He was so near yet so far to the all-around title in the 2004 Games, leading the field after five apparatus but suddenly crashing out of medal contention with a fall from the final apparatus high bar.

Yang finished seventh and Hamm was handed a dramatic victory due to a judge's miscalculation.

Hamm, coming back after two-and-a-half year out of the sport, is coping with his hand injury sustained in May and 2005 world champion Tomita has been struggling to find his form, while Yang declared his comeback in the past two years.

He reached the peak in 2006 as he claimed the parallel, all-around and men's team titles in the Arhus Championship. And the next year, Yang overcame another spectacular fall from the high bar to win a second straight world all-around title in Stuttgart.

"The parallel gold medal in 2006 is the first world title I won in individual events," said Yang. "It was more than a gold medal. It gave me great confidence when I am facing the Olympics in Beijing."

The multiple world champion started his winning ways in 1998 when he took gold in the floor at the Asian Games, going on to take an individual silver at Sydney in 2000.

21mai
25th July 2008, 21:08
There were many moments in Sandra Izbasa's life that nearly steered her away from gymnastics that she is amazed to be spearheading Romania's defence of the team gold at the Beijing Olympics.

"Honestly, I never thought I'd be here," she told Reuters in an interview. "I had many failures, I wanted to quit many times, but my parents and my coaches advised me to continue."

She started playing tennis at the age of four in her hometown, Bucharest. She abandoned it for fencing, but did not like that either.

"In the same sports complex there was a gymnastics hall and I was very impressed with the girls there, so I stuck with that," the 18-year-old said.

Three years later she wanted to quit gymnastics too.

"I was hurt and I thought this sport was too difficult," she said. "I overcame that unhappy period and here I am."

But not before another twist. Having won a Romanian junior national title at handball, she briefly considered focusing on that sport.

"My parents told me it was better in gymnastics because in handball you have to rely on the team," the 1.64-metre Izbasa said with a smile. "Not that you don't in gymnastics, but in gymnastics I can also compete individually."
Izbasa spends all but one week a year practising seven hours a day at the national team training centre in Deva, 400 km away from her family in Bucharest. Romanian Olympic champions like Lavinia Milosovici or Catalina Ponor honed their skills there but Izbasa is not that interested in heroes from the past.

"I want to be my own role model," said the European floor champion.

"I rely on floor, vault and beam to compensate for my asymmetric bars routine.

"Ever since I was little I didn't like the bars but now I'm trying hard because I want to compete in the all-round. In the team competition, I hope to get the highest marks in floor and beam to lift us up."

DEFENDING CHAMPIONS

The Romanian women won four gold medals at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, including team gold. Then a revamped team missed the podium for the first time in 25 years at the 2006 world championships, fuelling talk of gymnastics being in a state of crisis in the land of Nadia Comaneci.

But Izbasa and team mate Steliana Nistor led Romania to victory in the European championships in April.

"We are a different team with more experience now," Izbasa said. "But a European championship doesn't compare with the Olympic Games. We hope to finish third in the team competition.
"There is a lot of pressure, many people want us to win gold, but we have to be realistic and know what we can do right now. It's better to have reduced expectations and get a pleasant surprise."

As for her individual medal hopes, she refuses to make predictions. "Naturally, I want to win badly, every child who knows how much she works in the gym does.

"But I just want to do my job. The rest will come by itself."
is our team scared???cause this reveals the statement of sandra

21mai
26th July 2008, 02:17
http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/19072008/3/world-champ-johnson-leads-powerful-gymnastics-squad.html articol cu shawn din eurosport

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/olympics/gymnastics/7519806.stm i would like to see competing beth, what a pity if she takes the decision of retirement :(

MartinaE
27th July 2008, 17:05
21mai - thanks so much for publishing that article on Sandra - it`s really interesting and I enjoyed reading it. It is good to know they hope for team bronze. It is the only possible team medal they could reach probably......it all depends on Russia and if they hit.....

21mai
4th August 2008, 12:35
China's gymnasts tipped to excel before home crowd

BEIJING (AFP) - China's gymnastics team is expected to make the most of its home advantage at the Beijing Games and challenge the sport's traditional Olympic superpowers the United States, Russia and Romania.

One of the most keenly watched Olympic sports, gymnastics' defining moment at the Games came in 1976 in Montreal when Nadia Comaneci of Romania broke new ground by scoring a perfect 10 points.

Comaneci, now a US resident, has tipped China as the team to beat in Beijing, saying the home crowd will be urging on their gymnasts and expectations will be high.

"The Chinese team is very, very good," she said earlier this year. "In the men's competition, I don't think any other team could be better than them.

"The women's competition will be very close. Of course the best will win but it's a great advantage to have the Olympics in your country. You have a lot of support, which is great.

"It would be difficult for everybody else to get a hand on the medals."

China has a strong record at the gymnastics world championships but has struggled to reproduce its success on the Olympic stage.

The Chinese men won the team gold for the first time at the Sydney Games in 2000, but failed to build on the achievement in Athens, losing the title to arch-rival Japan.

They bounced back at the world gymnastics championships in Stuttgart last year, winning five golds, a performance that would provide a record haul for China if it could be repeated in Beijing.

The Japanese, who dominated men's gymnastics in the 1960s and 1970s, will be hoping to continue their Athens success in Beijing and usher in a new golden era.

Paul Hamm of the United States, the men's all-round champion four years ago, won't be defending his title after withdrawing last month because of a broken hand he sustained in May at the US Championships.

But his brother Morgan will be in Beijing having merely been warned, rather than banned after testing positive for a physician-prescribed anti-inflammatory medication without first seeking a therapeutic use exemption as required by global anti-doping rules.

Comaneci has picked out China's Yang Wei as the man to beat in Beijing and also highlighted the potential of US teenager Shawn Johnson in the women's competition.

Yang has seven world championship golds and was part of the men's team that won at the Sydney Olympics.

"Yang Wei is the favorite. He's the guy to beat," Paul Hamm said. "If Yang Wei has his most spectacular day, it's going to be very difficult to beat him."

Johnson, 16, is competing at her first Olympics after winning three golds at the world championships in Stuttgart.

Romania are again expected to be a major force after topping the overall medal tally in gymnastics in Athens.

All Romania's wins came from the women, but they will be without dual gold medallist Catalina Polor after she retired last year.

Russia, Ukraine and Germany are set to be in the running for medals.

Regardless of who takes the honours, changes to the scoring system introduced since Athens means there will be no perfect 10s like those pioneered by Comaneci.

Instead, gymnasts receive two scores -- one an open-ended mark measuring the difficulty of the routine, the other a mark out of 10 for how well it was executed.

In artistic gymnastics, men participate in six apparatus -- floor exercises, pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bars and horizontal bar.

Women participate in four apparatus -- vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercises.

On eurosport

21mai
4th August 2008, 14:46
The consequences of the new code:

LAURA JONES has today pulled out of Britain's gymnastics team for the Beijing Olympics and been replaced by Imogen Cairns (pictured), an 18-year-old from Bristol.

Jones, a 16-year-old from Nottingham, has been forced to pull out of the team because of a slipped disc in her back.

Matthew Greenwood, British Gymnastics performance director, said: “It is desperately sad that Laura has had to be withdrawn as she was such a strong member of the team.

"Having worked so hard and being selected to the team this must be a bitter blow just a few days before departure to Macau.

"We wish her all the very best for a swift recovery.”

Adrian Stan, the women’s artistic technical director said: “Having been unfortunately forced to make this change due to injury we had to replace Laura with someone of the same caliber and we feel that Imogen is an ideal replacement, this is a great indication of the strength and depth in the squad.”

Hannah Clowes will now take the place of the second reserve gymnast.

crisloregym
4th August 2008, 20:03
OMG!!!!!I just feel I will hate gymnastics after the Europeans this year and the 2008 Olympics because of sooo many injuries:( I can't figure out what happens, but I sure hope our girls will be ok;)

mikeyy
4th August 2008, 21:39
Don`t forget , that there is an english thread opened in the OG area !

If you want to express your point of view about the Olympic Games: http://www.onlinesport.ro/forum/showthread.php?t=301877

Tess_AN
20th August 2008, 23:23
If you haven't done it yet, please visit http://fangymnastics.com
It is a remarkable work done by 4 of our colleagues: (alphabetical order): cata10, crisloregym, ioanavol and mikeyy.

MartinaE
21st August 2008, 20:53
That site is awesome - wonderful work! :) I have checked it out before, and you are all doing a wonderful job creating this site and providing all the information. :)

ioanavol
21st August 2008, 22:10
That site is awesome - wonderful work! :) I have checked it out before, and you are all doing a wonderful job creating this site and providing all the information. :)

thanks a lot, Martina:)
it was pretty crowdy the last days, though, and we couldn't write much in English, but soon we'll come back with the two language news:)

MartinaE
22nd August 2008, 20:03
Oh that`s awesome! :) Don`t worry and just take your time - I know how much time it takes to take care of a website - to make it up and update it all. I will keep checking back and look forward to the things you will add. :)

TessaW
26th August 2008, 13:47
I really love that site! Thank you. And congratulations Romania for the 2 wonderful medals in Beijing

Tess_AN
4th September 2008, 03:16
I would have liked not to update this section of the forum.... bad news http://www.prosport.ro/alte-sporturi/gimnastica/patrascu-operata-din-nou-3122966 Cerasela Patrascu had the second surgery on her right knee. "Cerasela will join the other Romanian gymnasts to their camp at seaside, and after that we'll see..." - Forminte said. The camp starts on Thursday.

monalexa
30th September 2008, 19:37
For the one of you who didn't know that Steliana Nistor wants to retire here's a link with more informations. http://steliananistor.wordpress.com/2008/09/30/forminte-will-discuss-with-steliana-nistor/

crisloregym
12th October 2008, 17:11
Unfortunatelly, sad news:(

Lavinia Milosovici's daughter, Denisa Florentina, passed away this morning. We would like to transmit all our support to Milo and her family. May God rest Denisa in peace:(

MartinaE
20th October 2008, 23:31
Awwww only bad news lately....really.....

I felt so sorry about every single one....though I can understand Steliana decided to retire. For her health it really is the best probably. Nevertheless I will miss her!!!

I also hope Cerasela will fully recover from her injury and will not go down the same way Aluissa did.....


On a positive note Sandra is going to compete at the Swiss Cup. :)

Does anyone know if Romania plans to send out gymnasts to more events?

TessaW
21st October 2008, 23:08
Usually some gymnasts from Deva go to the Alpen Adria Cup in Austria in November

Cata_RB
21st October 2008, 23:54
Alin Jivan and Marius Berbecar went to Glasgow last week. Marius Berbecar was 5th in the parallel bars final, with 15.125, which is a pretty good score for us. Unfortunately, Alin Jivan didn't compete too well, he got surprisingly low scores at vault - qualification and didn't make it into the final :( But, like all the boys in the team, they had a pretty long break after the Olympics and have been training only for 3 weeks, so we hope for better in the future.

ioanavol
22nd October 2008, 09:21
Usually some gymnasts from Deva go to the Alpen Adria Cup in Austria in November

And I really hope that some will come to the Gym gala in December, as that will be in Eindhoven:)
Do you still want to come, Tessa?

crisloregym
22nd October 2008, 13:42
Lucky you, Ioana!!!!:P

MartinaE
24th October 2008, 00:24
Yes, there are some great competitions coming up again now! :) Too bad the smaller ones never are on TV. :(

Though I have read there might be some coverage from the German liga final. As far as I have heard Voicu is competing the German liga. :)

I really hope Romania might decide to send some gymnasts out to the DTB-Cup. I`d really appreciate if you could let me know in case you get to read or hear something about that. :)

mikeyy
24th October 2008, 12:30
Of course, Martina!
For now, we only know about Swiss Cup: Sandra Izbasa and Flavius Koczi.
BTW, congrats for your article from intlgymnast - the Swiss Cup preview!

MartinaE
25th October 2008, 15:14
Thank you so much mikeyy! :)
And I am also happy if you enjoyed reading that preview! :)

Cata_RB
28th October 2008, 12:38
According to Prosport newspaper, Sandra Izbasa will have a very busy end-of-year, with 5 events to compete in. But she is not afraid of this schedule, she likes competing :)
So, here are the events:

29th of October - "Arthur Gander" memorial, Switzerland
2nd of November - Swiss Cup Zurich, Switzerland
15th of November - Toyota Cup, Japan
22nd of November - Grand Prix Milano, Italy
12th of December - World Cup Final, Spain

TessaW
28th October 2008, 17:43
Izbasa also will be present at the Belgian gymgala in December. No idea about the Dutch... I don't think I will make it this year Ioana. December will be crazy for me. But have fun if you go.

mikeyy
31st October 2008, 16:27
Results AA- category III.

1. a gymnast from Deva, but we don`t know her name yet.
2. Larisa Iordache
3. Georgiana Gheorghe.

Some information about Larisa`s competition:
- VT: she did a great FTY and she scored 14.700
- UB: she was the only gymnast who had a release from the high-bar.
- BB: a good routine, but she had a fall -14.200
- FX: a beautiful routine , well done -14.850

ioanavol
1st November 2008, 14:16
Izbasa also will be present at the Belgian gymgala in December. No idea about the Dutch... I don't think I will make it this year Ioana. December will be crazy for me. But have fun if you go.

thanks a lot about the info on the Belgium Gym Gala, Tessa!
now I really want to go there...but being before Christmas and all...it will be difficult. I hope Sandra will also come to Eindhoven.

Sri Ea
4th November 2008, 22:06
I'm sorry if it has already been posted but Diana Bulimar, Anamaria Baicu and Patricia Tiron will compete this weekend at Blanc Mesnil!
On the MAG side there will be Andrei Ursache, Cristian Bataga and Andrei Muntean.
Good luck to both teams!
http://bmstournoi.fr/tournois/t2008/Gymnastes2008.html

mikeyy
4th November 2008, 22:18
Thank you, Sri!
We didn`t know about Blanc Mesnil.

I can`t wait to see how will be the competition for Diana Bulimar!
Andrei Ursache is very good at PH....at Ploiesti he scored higher than Flavius Koczi and Dani Popescu

Sri Ea
8th November 2008, 07:02
Results and pics thanks to benoitof from Gymnet!

Teams:
1. Romania :ok:
2. Ukraine
3. Switzerland

WAG AA:
1. Natalia Kononenko
From the picture I understand that:
2. Diana Bulimar
3. Anamaria Baicu

Also from the picture I see that Cristian Bataga won MAG AA. The second is a Swiss gymnast. The third is romanian: Muntean?

There is a beautiful pic of Diana Bulimar on FX... but I can't help noticing that her ankle is heavily taped... was she like that at nationals?

Here is the link to pictures (you have to scroll down the page to view them):
http://gymnet.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=15137&start=15&sid=722ef5aa8273326b17032be18e6c8898

ioanavol
8th November 2008, 11:38
complete results here:

teams: http://bmstournoi.fr/tournois/t2008/Palmares/PalmaresEquipes2008.pdf
WAG: http://bmstournoi.fr/tournois/t2008/Palmares/PalmaresIndivGaf2008.pdf
MAG: http://bmstournoi.fr/tournois/t2008/Palmares/PalmaresIndivGam2008.pdf

Yes, gold with the teams, WAG silver AA (Diana Bulimar) and MAG gold+bronze (Cristian Bataga+Andrei Muntean)

Diana had the bandage also during Nationals...:(

Sri Ea
15th November 2008, 16:31
Romania roster for Top Gym in Charleroi (Belgium) 29/30 november:
Larissa Iordache and Diana Bulimar :)
Thanks to Eleni from Gymnet for the information.

mikeyy
15th November 2008, 16:37
Thank you, Sri!!
Larisa and Diana are my favorites!!
I wish them goodluck

Sri Ea
22nd November 2008, 00:54
Trophee Massilia (21-23 november)
Amelia Racea, Claudia Voicu and Diana Trenca ended up 6th in the team competition behind the french team.
The podium was: 1.China, 2.Russia, 3.Australia.

LuisaGym
22nd November 2008, 11:39
Trophee Massilia (21-23 november)
Amelia Racea, Claudia Voicu and Diana Trenca ended up 6th in the team competition behind the french team.
The podium was: 1.China, 2.Russia, 3.Australia.

Thanks a lot for the news. I had no idea that the Romanians will compete this year. Yesterday I was convinced that they will not go. Please keep us posted with the news. I very much appreciate it! :floricica:

Sri Ea
22nd November 2008, 13:00
You're welcome!:)... I don't have more news at the moment.
On the Gymnet Forum (in french) you can find some pictures of the girls.
http://gymnet.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=86
Some videos will appear soon I think.

I don't know if the girls could qualify to any final but I certainly hope so!

LuisaGym
22nd November 2008, 13:30
Hi, thank you. I've seen the photos. I've found some photos here.


http://gymnet.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=15635

monalexa
23rd November 2008, 12:49
The results for team competitions are: (http://88.191.84.98/WD120AWP/WD120Awp.exe/CTX_2436-16-WUktkUvjkK/P_RESULTATS/SYNC_896315921)

Rank | saut | barre | poutre | sol | total
1 Chine | 28,850 | 30,250 | 30,300 | 29,200 | 118,600
2 russie | 28,950 | 29,450 | 29,500 | 30,050 | 117,950
3 australie | 28,050 | 27,700 | 30,600 | 29,050 | 115,400
4 bresil | 28,700 | 27,650 | 29,450 | 28,550 | 114,350
5 france s | 28,550 | 27,350 | 30,050 | 27,200 | 113,150
6 roumanie | 27,950 | 26,100 | 29,600 | 28,850 | 112,500
7 pays-bas | 28,350 | 27,600 | 28,300 | 27,300 | 111,550
8 france j | 27,550 | 26,950 | 27,500 | 26,600 | 108,600

Results for Individual:

Rang Gymnaste EQUIPE SAUT BARRE POUTRE SOL TOTAL
1 YUYUAN JIANG R.P. CHINE 14,950 14,900 14,700 14,850 59,400
2 LAUREN MITCHELL AUSTRALIE SENIOR 14,250 14,500 15,600 14,900 59,250
3 WEI GUO R.P. CHINE 13,900 15,350 15,600 14,350 59,200
4 KRISTINA GORYUNOVA RUSSIE 14,300 14,500 15,300 14,150 58,250
5 VIKTORIA KOMOVA RUSSIE 13,800 14,950 14,200 14,950 57,900
6 ALIYA MUSTAFINA RUSSIE 14,650 13,850 13,700 15,100 57,300
7 AMELIA RACEA ROUMANIE 14,150 13,400 15,000 14,500 57,050
8 YOUNA DUFOURNET FRANCE SENIOR 14,700 13,500 15,200 13,600 57,000
9 BRUNA LEAL BRESIL 14,750 13,850 13,700 14,400 56,700
10 ETHIENE FRANCO BRESIL 13,650 13,800 14,550 14,050 56,050
11 MANON ERRE FRANCE SENIOR 13,500 13,800 14,850 13,600 55,750
12 KHIUNA DIAS BRESIL 13,950 12,600 14,900 14,150 55,600
13 CLAUDIA VOICU ROUMANIE 13,800 12,500 14,550 14,150 55,000
14 NASTAJA BLIND PAYS-BAS 13,100 14,400 13,250 14,050 54,800
15 WYOMI MASELA PAYS-BAS 14,700 13,100 14,050 12,850 54,700
16 JOY GOEDKOOP PAYS-BAS 13,650 13,200 14,250 13,250 54,350
17 MARINE BREVET FRANCE JUNIOR 13,300 13,450 14,050 13,500 54,300
18 DIANA TRENCA ROUMANIE 12,400 12,700 14,600 14,350 54,050

The results for Balance Beam: (http://88.191.84.98/WD120AWP/WD120Awp.exe/CTX_2436-16-WUktkUvjkK/P_RESULTATS/SYNC_896362312)

1 WEI GUO R.P. CHINE 15,600
2 LAUREN MITCHELL AUSTRALIE SENIOR 15,600
3 KRISTINA GORYUNOVA RUSSIE 15,300
4 YOUNA DUFOURNET FRANCE SENIOR 15,200
5 ASHLEICH BRENNAN AUSTRALIE SENIOR 15,000
6 AMELIA RACEA ROUMANIE 15,000
7 KHIUNA DIAS BRESIL 14,900
8 MANON ERRE FRANCE SENIOR 14,850
9 YUYUAN JIANG R.P. CHINE 14,700
10 DIANA TRENCA ROUMANIE 14,600
11 CLAUDIA VOICU ROUMANIE 14,550

The results for Floor: (http://88.191.84.98/WD120AWP/WD120Awp.exe/CTX_2436-16-WUktkUvjkK/P_RESULTATS/SYNC_896404359)

1 ALIYA MUSTAFINA RUSSIE 15,100
2 VIKTORIA KOMOVA RUSSIE 14,950
3 LAUREN MITCHELL AUSTRALIE SENIOR 14,900
4 YUYUAN JIANG R.P. CHINE 14,850
5 AMELIA RACEA ROUMANIE 14,500
6 BRUNA LEAL BRESIL 14,400
7 DIANA TRENCA ROUMANIE 14,350
8 WEI GUO R.P. CHINE 14,350
9 ASHLEICH BRENNAN AUSTRALIE SENIOR 14,150
10 CLAUDIA VOICU ROUMANIE 14,150

The results for Vault: (http://88.191.84.98/WD120AWP/WD120Awp.exe/CTX_2436-16-WUktkUvjkK/P_RESULTATS/SYNC_896339859)

Rang Gymnaste EQUIPE SAUT1 SAUT2 NOTE Moy
1 YUYUAN JIANG R.P. CHINE 14,950 0,000 14,950 7,475
2 BRUNA LEAL BRESIL 14,750 0,000 14,750 7,375
3 WYOMI MASELA PAYS-BAS 14,700 13,800 14,700 14,250
4 YOUNA DUFOURNET FRANCE SENIOR 14,700 13,700 14,700 14,200
5 ALIYA MUSTAFINA RUSSIE 14,650 13,300 14,650 13,975
6 KRISTINA GORYUNOVA RUSSIE 14,300 14,100 14,300 14,200
7 CHLOE STANIC FRANCE JUNIOR 14,250 13,500 14,250 13,875
8 LAUREN MITCHELL AUSTRALIE SENIOR 14,250 0,000 14,250 7,125
9 AMELIA RACEA ROUMANIE 14,150 13,200 14,150 13,675
10 KHIUNA DIAS BRESIL 13,950 0,000 13,950 6,975
11 WEI GUO R.P. CHINE 13,900 0,000 13,900 6,950
12 LAETITIA DUGAIN FRANCE SENIOR 13,850 0,000 13,850 6,925
13 VIKTORIA KOMOVA RUSSIE 13,800 13,950 13,800 13,875
14 BRITT GREELEY AUSTRALIE SENIOR 13,800 0,000 13,800 6,900
15 CLAUDIA VOICU ROUMANIE 13,800 13,050 13,800 13,425
16 ETHIENE FRANCO BRESIL 13,650 0,000 13,650 6,825
17 JOY GOEDKOOP PAYS-BAS 13,650 12,750 13,650 13,200
18 MANON ERRE FRANCE SENIOR 13,500 0,000 13,500 6,750
19 MARINE BREVET FRANCE JUNIOR 13,300 0,000 13,300 6,650
20 NASTAJA BLIND PAYS-BAS 13,100 0,000 13,100 6,550
21 JUSTINE CROSATO FRANCE JUNIOR 12,400 0,000 12,400 6,200
22 DIANA TRENCA ROUMANIE 12,400 0,000 12,400 6,200

The results for Uneven Bars: (http://88.191.84.98/WD120AWP/WD120Awp.exe/CTX_2436-16-WUktkUvjkK/P_RESULTATS/SYNC_896384343)

1 WEI GUO R.P. CHINE 15,350
2 VIKTORIA KOMOVA RUSSIE 14,950
3 YUYUAN JIANG R.P. CHINE 14,900
4 KRISTINA GORYUNOVA RUSSIE 14,500
5 LAUREN MITCHELL AUSTRALIE SENIOR 14,500
6 NASTAJA BLIND PAYS-BAS 14,400
7 ALIYA MUSTAFINA RUSSIE 13,850
8 BRUNA LEAL BRESIL 13,850
9 MANON ERRE FRANCE SENIOR 13,800
10 ETHIENE FRANCO BRESIL 13,800
11 LAETITIA DUGAIN FRANCE SENIOR 13,550
12 YOUNA DUFOURNET FRANCE SENIOR 13,500
13 CHLOE STANIC FRANCE JUNIOR 13,500
14 MARINE BREVET FRANCE JUNIOR 13,450
15 AMELIA RACEA ROUMANIE 13,400
16 BRITT GREELEY AUSTRALIE SENIOR 13,200
17 JOY GOEDKOOP PAYS-BAS 13,200
18 WYOMI MASELA PAYS-BAS 13,100
19 DIANA TRENCA ROUMANIE 12,700
20 JUSTINE CROSATO FRANCE JUNIOR 12,600
21 KHIUNA DIAS BRESIL 12,600
22 CLAUDIA VOICU ROUMANIE 12,500

Palmares Top Marsilia 2008 AA (http://88.191.84.98/WD120AWP/WD120Awp.exe/CTX_2436-16-WUktkUvjkK/P_RESULTATS/SYNC_896151031)

Rang Gymnaste EQUIPE SAUT BARRE POUTRE SOL TOTAL
1 MITCHELL LAUREN AUSTRALIE SENIOR 0,000 14,600 15,075 14,275 43,950
2 RACEA AMELIA ROUMANIE 13,675 0,000 14,425 14,275 42,375
3 GORYUNOVA KRISTINA RUSSIE 14,050 13,325 14,675 0,000 42,050
....
25 VOICU CLAUDIA ROUMANIE 13,075 0,000 0,000 0,000 13,075


Palmares Top Marsilia 2008 VT (http://88.191.84.98/WD120AWP/WD120Awp.exe/CTX_2436-16-WUktkUvjkK/P_RESULTATS/SYNC_896484687)

Rang Gymnaste EQUIPE SAUT1 SAUT2 NOTE Moy
1 MASELA WYOMI PAYS-BAS 14,600 13,675 14,137 14,138
2 GORYUNOVA KRISTINA RUSSIE 13,925 14,175 14,050 14,050
3 DUFOURNET YOUNA FRANCE SENIOR 14,200 13,850 14,025 14,025
4 MUSTAFINA ALIYA RUSSIE 14,400 13,500 13,950 13,950
5 PEGG DOMINIQUE CANADA 1 14,075 13,400 13,738 13,737
6 RACEA AMELIA ROUMANIE 14,175 13,175 13,675 13,675
7 STANIC CHLOE FRANCE JUNIOR 13,825 13,350 13,587 13,588
8 BRUCE HOOPE AUS JUNIOR/DENTON/TOULON 13,925 13,125 13,525 13,525
9 POMPILIO TYPHAINE TOULON POLE ESPOIR 13,525 13,350 13,438 13,438
10 GOEDKOOP JOY PAYS-BAS 13,525 13,325 13,425 13,425
11 VOICU CLAUDIA ROUMANIE 13,225 12,925 13,075 13,075
12 UNIK ANYSIA CANADA 1 12,700 13,250 12,975 12,975

Palmares Top Marsilia 2008 BB (http://88.191.84.98/WD120AWP/WD120Awp.exe/CTX_2436-16-WUktkUvjkK/P_RESULTATS/SYNC_896505031)

1 GUO WEI R.P. CHINE 15,250
2 MITCHELL LAUREN AUSTRALIE SENIOR 15,075
3 GORYUNOVA KRISTINA RUSSIE 14,675
4 BRENNAN ASHLEICH AUSTRALIE SENIOR 14,575
5 RACEA AMELIA ROUMANIE 14,425
6 FRANCO ETHIENE BRESIL 14,300
7 XIAO KANG JUN SHANGAI 14,125
8 DUFOURNET YOUNA FRANCE SENIOR 14,100
9 ZHANG YU JIAO SHANGAI 13,675
10 GOEDKOOP JOY PAYS-BAS 12,875
11 KEATES CAITLYN CANADA 2 12,875
12 THOBIE DORIANE CRETEIL POLE ESPOIR 12,650

Palmares Top Marsilia 2008 UB (http://88.191.84.98/WD120AWP/WD120Awp.exe/CTX_2436-16-WUktkUvjkK/P_RESULTATS/SYNC_896505031)

1 JIANG YUYUAN R.P. CHINE 15,500
2 MITCHELL LAUREN AUSTRALIE SENIOR 14,600
3 GENG RUO WEI SHANGAI 14,300
4 XIAO KANG JUN SHANGAI 14,100
5 BLIND NASTAJA PAYS-BAS 14,100
6 ERRE MANON FRANCE SENIOR 14,025
7 LEAL BRUNA BRESIL 13,650
8 STANIC CHLOE FRANCE JUNIOR 13,625
9 PEGG DOMINIQUE CANADA 1 13,625
10 LEE SOPHIA W.O.G.A 13,625
11 KOMOVA VIKTORIA RUSSIE 13,425
12 GORYUNOVA KRISTINA RUSSIE 13,325

Palmares Top Marsilia 2008 FX (http://88.191.84.98/WD120AWP/WD120Awp.exe/CTX_2436-16-WUktkUvjkK/P_RESULTATS/SYNC_896544140)

1 JIANG YUYUAN R.P. CHINE 15,050
2 MUSTAFINA ALIYA RUSSIE 14,925
3 GUO WEI R.P. CHINE 14,350
4 DIAS KHIUNA BRESIL 14,300
5 MITCHELL LAUREN AUSTRALIE SENIOR 14,275
6 RACEA AMELIA ROUMANIE 14,275
7 KOMOVA VIKTORIA RUSSIE 13,850
8 BLIND NASTAJA PAYS-BAS 13,775
9 PEGG DOMINIQUE CANADA 1 13,550
10 ZHANG YU JIAO SHANGAI 13,400
11 GARDINER MADELEINE CANADA 2 12,800
12 GREELEY BRITT AUSTRALIE SENIOR 12,275

TessaW
26th November 2008, 13:18
http://triplefull.blogspot.com/2008/11/we-also-have-romanian-injury-report.html

I'll start with the good news: Gabi is cleared and she will resume intensive training in a couple of days!

Than the bad news: Cerasela won't be able to train hard for another 2 month. They don't know yet how well her knee has healed and they don't want to take any risks (I like this sound).

Ana will need a surgery on her knee. The federation will discuss with her parents if, when and where (city/country) this surgery takes place. The situation is bad, but I do think it is good that Ana's parents are involved.

The 3 girls went to Milan together with Sandra and Dana. They went to a Italian hospital for a second opinion, which in my eyes is good.

Get well soon girls.

Maxmold
26th November 2008, 15:20
Many thanks for the information!

Yes, on Gabi Dragoi it is valid very good news. It is magnificent, that she will join a team in the near future.
It is very a pity Pãtrascu and Porgras. Cerasela in general it is subject to traumas... It is sad. But we shall wait for her returning!

And concerning other girls Voicu and Racea, it is not known how be fast they can in the main team?

TessaW
1st December 2008, 14:08
Here a little report about Larisa Iordache and Diana Bulimar at Topgym

Larisa was very good on day 1. Her floor was the favorite of the crowd. Great tumbles: high full in piked, double pike, triple twist dismount: amazing. And the best part is: she really performs. She is all smiling and her routine is really on the music instead of the music just being in the background. Her speed reminds me of Oana Ban and her spunky self of Andreea Munteanu.

Beam was also very good. Her triple twist dismount was all the way around. Vault is a so-so FTY. Very bend knees, but she keeps her legs together. Sometimes she is a bit low. But she is still soooo tiny, if she grows a bit I think most problems on vault will be over. Her bars: In warm-ups I though she was not so bad at all. Very low Tkatchev, nice Pak and a high double pike, that cuold be a double layout in a year. When she wanted to start her competition routine though, the judges already gave the green light and she was still in her warm up suit. It was very cold in the hall and because all the routines waited for each other to be performed (not more than 1 routine at the same time, so the crowed could see everything), the gymnast usually had to wait quite a long time in between. Larisa put on a lot of clothes to stay warm. However, she was the last in her group and there was one gymnast more in that group, so she had to go up with only one routine on floor in between her and the gymnast before her on bars (instead of routines on all other aparatus). So she had to hurry, take of her clothes and present to the judges. That hurry she took with her in her routine. She never reached one handstand and was in a total rush. It was really a mess. The only good thing was the dismount. She got a 10.3

Next day her routine was much better. OK form, reaching most her handstands. Still a bit rushed (ala Zamolodchikova), but not nearly as bad as the previous day. I guess she was happy her routine had gone well, and lost concentration a bit before the disnmount, on which she fell. Still with that fall she scored 2,5 points higher than on Saturday without a fall (12.8).

I think it is good she made te mistake on saturday. She learns from it a lot. I think she can also improve a lot. She is only 12 after all... The coaches told us they know and recognize the problems. However they don't have anything for gymnastics equipment in Romania. No grips, and not even those grips in which you can put your hand and you will be attached to the bar, in order to learn giants safely (don't know how to explain it better). One of the ones I was with at Topgym will do a little investigation how clubs in here in Holland buy/make them. Even small clubs use them. And we want to send some to Romania.

Back to Topgym:
Diana fell unluckily in warmups on her 2,5 twist. She twisted her ankle. The Dutch coach immediately helped her, as he was closed to her. She was in visible pain, iced and then carried by a man of the organisation to the car. He went with her to the hospital. Poor girl, in a strange country to a hospital when you do not speak the language. The man of the organisation seemed nice though. 2 hours later they came back. She was not wearing gypsum so her ankle is not broken. Also it was nog very thick and not blue. I hope it was just a twist, or maybe her ligaments have been stretched. Next day she was wearing a shoe again and she was already walking on it a bit.

Both girls were very funny and after the innitial pain, Diana seemed to enjoy herself. The family of her former coach lives in Belgium and they have a daughter her age. The girls were giggling all the time, making pictures of each other. Also when Larisa came to the chairs to get someting from her bag, they made pictures of her, and laughed. They seemed relaxed. Also the coach (Daniel Nistor) and the judge were vey nice, smiling. Both girls discussed a lot with the coach, stating their opinion.

All in all it was very nice. I hope Diana's injury is not too bad, but it did not seem that way. They clearly enjoyed themselves, made friends with the other gymnasts and smiled a lot. Larisa's gymnastics is fantastic for her age, but she needs to work on bars a lot. Her floor final routine was the highlight of the competition,. She won the gold.

mesteritza
1st December 2008, 22:16
thanks for this information :)

mikeyy
2nd December 2008, 00:51
Thank you very much, Tessa for your report. It helped me to understand better what happened at the competition with Larisa`s UB routine.

Maxmold
2nd December 2008, 10:15
Yes, thanks you very much for report o Larisa's! :rolleyes:

But, the position of such device as Uneven Bars why this device till now remains such insuperable to the romanian girls is not clear to me. :hmm: In what its specificity now, or is historical aspect in the romanian gymnastics. Though we know examples of brilliant performance on UB: Comãneci, Eberle, Ruhn, Silivaº, Paºca, Miloºovici, Nistor.
Probably time is necessary still to solve a problem bars in female romanian gymnastics!

ioanavol
2nd December 2008, 22:08
I am afraid this won't be solved any time soon, giving the fact that we are at least 2 points/exercise behind China, Russia, USA...but at least solve some of the problems with the VT...

TessaW
3rd December 2008, 11:31
Madalina Neagu and Gheorgiana Gheorghe will compete at the Argues international in France upcoming weekend.

Tatiana Geamparoiu and Mihaela Tipa go to Poland for the Barborka Cup.

Next weekend there is a 5 country meet in Brussels (ROM-USA-FRA-BEL-NED) and Onesti will go there with Larisa Iordache and 3 of her teammates.

LuisaGym
3rd December 2008, 14:10
@ TessaW: thanks a lot for the info!

mikeyy
27th December 2008, 00:42
I have seen on the main page of the forum, that today is Martina`s birthday!
Happy birthday, Martina!!!! :floricica:
Alles Gute zum Geburtstag!!!! :)

ioanavol
28th December 2008, 00:22
Happy birthday, Martina!! And happy holidays:)

MartinaE
28th December 2008, 19:41
Awwww thank you SOOOO much everyone for your congratulations! :) I`ve had a nice day!!!
God, I am so sorry for not being around in a while....I really should come on more often!!! One of my resolutions for the new year! :D
I hope you`ve all had a wonderful Christmas, and I wish everyone of you a very happy New Year 2009 with great gymnastics moments! :)

crisloregym
28th December 2008, 20:47
I'm sorry I'm this late, but Happy birthday, Martina!!!! May all your wishes come true...;) and a successful and happy new year!!!!

Tess_AN
5th January 2009, 18:36
Happy New Year to everyone!

The first news for 2009:
Druncea, Izbasa and Grigore of Steaua will participate on Nadia Comaneci’s meet in February.
Ana Tamarjan goes to American Cup.
Romanian Men Gymnastics team had today their first official training of 2009.

Tess_AN
6th January 2009, 19:50
http://www.prosport.ro/alte-sporturi/gimnastica/marocanul-spune-adio-3704080
Marian Dragulescu retires from competitions. He is coaching Dinamo’s juniors.

ioanavol
18th January 2009, 20:14
I've just translated the Prosport article dated January 11, where the National team coach Nicolae Forminte talks about bringing more juniors at Deva.

you can read it here: http://fangymnastics.com/2009/01/18/forminte-%e2%80%9ci-want-the-juniors-to-grow-next-to-the-seniors%e2%80%9d/

Tess_AN
19th January 2009, 00:52
Happy Birthday Shagya! All your wishes come true!

mikeyy
19th January 2009, 00:55
http://www.nearlygood.com/smilies/hapbir.gif (http://www.nearlygood.com)
Happy Birthday, Shagya!!!!!

Tess_AN
19th January 2009, 00:56
Romanian Gymnastics Federation announced the Competitions Calendar for 2009.
See the table – I guess not translation necessary for the calendar at http://www.romgym.info/index.php?opt...form.+2009.pdf
Romanian Internationals in June, Nationals in September.

crisloregym
19th January 2009, 20:08
Happy birthday, Shagya!!!!!!!!!

shagya
20th January 2009, 17:39
:shocked: thank you :)

ioanavol
27th January 2009, 18:47
two more Prosport articles translated by us:

the one about Amelia replacing Anamaria at American Cup:
http://fangymnastics.com/2009/01/25/anamaria-tamarjan-replaced-by-amelia-racea/

and the one about Maria Simionescu, who is ill (has suffered a partial paralysis):
http://fangymnastics.com/2009/01/27/pages-of-lifemaria-simionescu-is-struggling-to-make-her-first-steps/
We wish her to recover as soon as possible!

mesteritza
29th January 2009, 15:59
Today starts African Gymnastics Championships in Cairo, Egypt so hope you will enjoy it, Sri Ea and maybe keep us up to date :D

ioanavol
29th January 2009, 18:52
Sandra Izbasa: 3 in 1, translated from Prosport

http://fangymnastics.com/2009/01/29/sandra-izbasa-3-in-1/

Sri Ea
29th January 2009, 21:30
Today starts African Gymnastics Championships in Cairo, Egypt so hope you will enjoy it, Sri Ea and maybe keep us up to date :D

Thanks, mesteritza, I'll try to enjoy it as much as I can attend!!!
I'm expecting a baby this year (due in May) so it will probably be the only competition I'll be able to attend this year... :)

Thanks for all the great translations ioanavol and all the guys involved in them!... and happy belated birthday Shagya!:kiss:

Tess_AN
29th January 2009, 22:52
Thanks, mesteritza, I'll try to enjoy it as much as I can attend!!!
I'm expecting a baby this year (due in May) so it will probably be the only competition I'll be able to attend this year... :)

Thanks for all the great translations ioanavol and all the guys involved in them!... and happy belated birthday Shagya!:kiss:
Wow! Congratulations!

You may not attend competitions but after May, when the baby is sleeping, you can join us on the forum! … and I’m looking forward to see some sweet baby pictures!

ioanavol
30th January 2009, 10:17
Congratulations, SriEa!! :)

mesteritza
30th January 2009, 11:13
woow that's a surprise! Congratulations, Sri Ea

TessaW
30th January 2009, 14:25
Wow Sri Ea. Congratulations! I bet Rayan is thrilled to get a little brother/sister! Wonderful news. And enjoy the African Champs!

And Iaona: thanks for the Sandra Izbasa translation. I think she has a chance on medalling in the AA at euro's. And of course on floor and beam. I wonder who the AA favoriwill be?

Youna Dufournet of France
Sandra
Maybe Anamaria if she is in shape
Kseniya Afanayseva
Some other Russian?
How is Vanessa Ferrari doing?
Ariella Kaeslin

I think the medals are wide open. It could be Sandra's time!

ioanavol
30th January 2009, 15:03
who's becoming a senior this year (from Russia, Italy, France)? I think one of them is going to be a big surprise.

And, if she continues training so hard and stays healthy, I'd bet on Anamaria. She has the form, the talent and the will to get up there.

Sandra has a chance, but the very weak UB might keep her away from the podium...

TessaW
30th January 2009, 23:35
The Russians have no 1993 canons coming up. It is different in 1994 and 1995though. Goryunova might be their 2nd AA'er. Semenova is supposed to do only UB and FX because of her wrist injury she had in Nov/Dec. Shame, because she would have a great chance in the AA. Same as Anna Pavlova...

Anyway, the Italians have Galante, la Spada and someone else. Don't think they could beat Sandra/Afanasyeva/Anamaria (if in shape). For France I've heard the only real big talent is Dufournet. The others are not at her level. Tweddle is not doing AA IIRC. Kozich is not in the best shape. So I guess it will be a classic battle between Russia and Romania for the AA gold.

mikeyy
30th January 2009, 23:41
I`d bet on Ana Tamarjan too. I think she will be in shape! It will be interesting to see who will be on the podium.

Tess_AN
31st January 2009, 22:08
I wonder who the AA favoriwill be?
Youna Dufournet of France
Sandra
Maybe Anamaria if she is in shape
Kseniya Afanayseva
Some other Russian?
How is Vanessa Ferrari doing?
Ariella Kaeslin
I think the medals are wide open. It could be Sandra's time!
I would give big chances to last year juniors making over 60 points AA (Nabieva, Mustafina and Dufounet) all of them with good UB.
Good UB will say a lot in the AA. Only Doufonet is eligible?

For Ana-Maria, I would like to see her at American Cup and after that say something.

But you are right Tessa, AA medals at those Euros are wide open...

mikeyy
31st January 2009, 22:13
Tess, Anamaria was replaced by Amelia Racea for American Cup.

Tess_AN
31st January 2009, 22:27
Tess, Anamaria was replaced by Amelia Racea for American Cup.
Ups! Sorry! I forgot this.... It is too bad that she is not going. sCAm could be a good "army" training for Ana... Without seeing her, I will add her and Sandra too on the list. But the Russian should be added.

My first bet goes to former juniors with good UB... but let's see the participants list and then speak...

TessaW
2nd February 2009, 22:57
But none of these Russians are seniors yet. They are all 1994. Only Dufournet is from 1993.

mikeyy
2nd February 2009, 23:09
Prosport published some days ago, 3 interviews with Sandra, Stela and Forminte.
We translated the one with Sandra and the one with Stela...and soon the one with Forminte will be ready:
Sandra: http://fangymnastics.com/2009/02/02/sandra-izbasa-prosport-interview/
Stela:http://fangymnastics.com/2009/02/02/steliana-nistor-prosport-interview/

ioanavol
3rd February 2009, 11:58
Forminte: http://fangymnastics.com/2009/02/03/nicolae-forminte-prosport-interview/

ioanavol
4th February 2009, 14:59
Prosport made an interview with Nicusor Pascu, the new coach of the MAG national team.

here it is (the English version): http://fangymnastics.com/2009/02/04/i-want-to-form-a-real-team/

monalexa
7th February 2009, 01:45
I translated the interview I took to Steliana Nistor, maybe you want to check it out ;) http://steliananistor.wordpress.com/2009/02/07/the-interview-d/

ioanavol
23rd February 2009, 10:29
American Cup and Nadia Invitational, brief summary:
http://fangymnastics.com/2009/02/23/american-cup-and-nadia-comaneci-international-invitational-2009/

ioanavol
26th February 2009, 14:37
translation of the Prosport article about the Postolache triplets from Focsani:

http://fangymnastics.com/2009/02/26/the-dream-triplets/

Sri Ea
26th February 2009, 18:31
Thanks for all this work!

I especially appreciated your great Steliana's interview Monalexa!.. although I have to admit that it made me somehow sad to read some of her answers concerning her health and also about her not really keeping in touch with her former colleagues.

I also loved the translation about the Postolache sisters, ioanavol. Funny to read about the different personnalities and I hope to see even more of them in the future.

Sorry that I have been lazy in my contributions lately, I really enjoyed the African Champs and have spent most of the 4 last weeks uploading vids from the competition to my pages with my turtle-speed connection until I felt saturated... I had almost finished but decided to take a little break.

Just got to see Amelia's routines from the American Cup... I really liked what I have seen and I hope she can stay injury free as it looks like she will become a great asset to the team in the following years.

crisloregym
27th February 2009, 22:39
We are allways glad to hear from you, Sri Ea....what about the African Champs...tell us something about your experience there:)

mikeyy
9th March 2009, 23:36
Prosport published today 2 articles about Cerasela Ppatrascu and Gabi Dragoi. Here you have the translations:
Cerasela: http://fangymnastics.com/2009/03/09/hopes-for-patrascu/
Gabi: http://fangymnastics.com/2009/03/10/dragoi-works-hard-for-the-european-championships/

shagya
10th March 2009, 17:44
thank you :-)

Tess_AN
10th March 2009, 17:55
I've just seen the Russia Nationals results... I am imprested with Semenova competing on 4 events... I think she'll be a good candidate on European AA podium.

TessaW
11th March 2009, 21:10
Thanks for all the news everyone! If anyone is interested in Dutch Gymnastics, I can make a report about the qualifications for Europeans. The team is: Wyomi Masela (sister of Thanee, who unfortunately has a very serious knee injury), Mayra Kroonen (very succesfull comeback after her retirement in 2004 because of a knee injury), Lieke Wevers (sister of Sanne, you will lover her, esp on bars) and Marrit Ewald.

Tess_AN
11th March 2009, 21:25
Thanks for all the news everyone! If anyone is interested in Dutch Gymnastics, I can make a report about the qualifications for Europeans. The team is: Wyomi Masela (sister of Thanee, who unfortunately has a very serious knee injury), Mayra Kroonen (very succesfull comeback after her retirement in 2004 because of a knee injury), Lieke Wevers (sister of Sanne, you will lover her, esp on bars) and Marrit Ewald.
Yes TessaW, please do. Thank you.
Last year Ioana and you made us a good report and we are not anymore outsiders.

Lieke Wevers’ bars are competitive? Can she be counted on the medal race ?

Do you have pictures? Vids? Are you going to EC to Milan?

Maxmold
12th March 2009, 14:20
Dear friends, when in calendar gymnastic season,- Romanian International 09 and Romanian Nationals 09? :thinkso:
Very much frequently Rom International precede the Championship of Europe! I can not find these competitions in the international gymnastic calendar. :ciocan: :hmm:
Best regards! :bere:

mikeyy
12th March 2009, 14:50
Max...the Romanian International Competition (Open Romania) will be held between 5th and 7th of June in Ploiesti and the National Championship in September (11th - 13th) but in Buzau.

You want to come in Romania for the competition?

Maxmold
12th March 2009, 16:15
O, yes... :dance: I very much would want to visit these Romanian competitions as the fan. Thank you very much for the information, Mihai! :ok:

MartinaE
12th March 2009, 16:22
Thanks for all the news everyone! If anyone is interested in Dutch Gymnastics, I can make a report about the qualifications for Europeans. The team is: Wyomi Masela (sister of Thanee, who unfortunately has a very serious knee injury), Mayra Kroonen (very succesfull comeback after her retirement in 2004 because of a knee injury), Lieke Wevers (sister of Sanne, you will lover her, esp on bars) and Marrit Ewald.

Wyomi and Lieke are now sheduled to compete in Cottbus so I guess this is a good chance to get to see more of them. :)

Also from me lots of thanks for all the recent articles - they indeed have been really interesting to read.

I really need to drag my butt over here more often....;)

ioanavol
15th March 2009, 03:16
Thanks for all the news everyone! If anyone is interested in Dutch Gymnastics, I can make a report about the qualifications for Europeans. The team is: Wyomi Masela (sister of Thanee, who unfortunately has a very serious knee injury), Mayra Kroonen (very succesfull comeback after her retirement in 2004 because of a knee injury), Lieke Wevers (sister of Sanne, you will lover her, esp on bars) and Marrit Ewald.

I am interested :) and hope to see the girls this year again live, at least at the Dutch Nationals.
(and of course at the Europeans...if the Dutch TV will broadcast the competition...)

Tess_AN
19th March 2009, 00:20
Happy Birthday, Sri Ea!
I want to wish you – first of all a very healthy baby, happiness and all the best for the new year in your life!
Thank you for being part of this forum community, thank you for everything you’ve done for Gymnastics and for Romanian Gymnastics

Sri Ea
19th March 2009, 00:30
Thank you very much! I'm really very touched... the baby is fine so far although because of some complications, I am grounded at home with a strict forbidding to stand up on my feet until the end of pregnancy (due in may). Well at least it leaves me the time to sit/lie in front of the computer, visit gymnastics forums and upload romanian videos! ;)

Andraf
19th March 2009, 07:31
Happy birthday, Sri Ea! I wish you a lot of happiness and to have a healthy baby... :kiss:

ancaqwe
19th March 2009, 10:48
Happy Birthday Sri-Ea!!!!
I want to wish you too a healthy baby, and all the happiness in the world together with your family!!!
Your little boy must be thrilled!!!
My baby is due mid-april :))) I am too at home and have a lot more time for the net :))))

Sri Ea
19th March 2009, 12:54
Thanks very much everyone and wow Anca! Congrats and best wishes to you too!!! You have then a little less than one month to wait, lucky you! That's you're second one, right?

Rayan looks and says that he's thrilled but some of the comments that escape from him sometimes make me think that he's not totally serene about it. What makes him less jealous though is that it's supposed to be a girl which makes it much easier...
If it's a girl indeed, we'll name her Shaden (it means "little doe" in arabic), if it's surprisingly a boy, we have no clue really as we're still arguing over the names!
I never figured out why boys names are always more difficult to choose than girls names.:P

Tess_AN
19th March 2009, 14:45
Congrats Anca! A healthy baby for you as well! I can not wait to see more posts from both of you!

Sri Ea, you are funny! It is good if the biggest problem is choosing a name! I like Rayan as a boy name so I am sure you are going to find a nice one for the second if it is a boy!

Once again, Happy Birthday!

mikeyy
19th March 2009, 16:34
Happy birthday Sri-Ea!!!!:floricica:
I wish you a lot of happiness and health!!!!

@Anca: Felicitari si multa sanatate!!!!!

ancaqwe
19th March 2009, 18:05
Merci Mihai!! :)
Merci Tess!! :)
You are right, the most important thing is for the baby to be healthy ;)

Thanks Sri-Ea!! Yes it is my second one :) My baby daughter, Manuela, doesn't quite understand what is going to happen (at 1year and 9 months). I'm waiting for the reaction when the baby boy will come. Hope for the best :)
I have the same problem :)) It is very difficult to choose a name for a baby boy :))) Much more easy for a girl :)
Both Rayan and Shaden are beautiful names :)

Maxmold
19th March 2009, 18:59
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Sri Ea!

Thank you very much for your great work on the beautiful site of Romanian Gymnastics! Your opinion is always interesting.
Best wishes for you!

ioanavol
20th March 2009, 09:39
a bit late, but...

Happy birthday and best wishes, SriEa!

TessaW
20th March 2009, 12:15
Happy belated birthday Sri Ea. I hope you had a nice day! I wish you and your baby all the health in the world. The same for you Anca! Congratulations.

Here a little report about the Dutch. I do not think Lieke Wevers is competitive enough on bars for the medals, but if her routine goes perfect, she might sneek into the final. Her form is just exquisite. And her toe-on Tkatchev very beautiful,. She travels so far from the bar, that she can just catch it. Looks great, Her lines are perfect, stalders great. She has been injured for ages, so she is on the right way, but needs a bit more difficulty to have a chance on the international scene. Her beam is also lovely. She is a bit taller than her sister Sanne, and her form is just great. Lovely pirouttes. Again a little less difficulty than needed for a medal, but maybe a place in the final. Her vault is weak, only a piked Tsuk, but that is because of her injuries. Same for floor, but her presentation is very nice.

Sanne did not qualify. She injured her elbow during training for the world cup final and is recovering. At qualifications she only did beam, but fell on her tripple spin (!!!). Unfortunately, because in warm ups she did it perfectly a couple of times. She really has the best pirouettes in the world. She did not do all her acro yet, I guess because of her elbow. Hope she will recover fully in time for Nationals

Wyomi Masela won both qualification. She is a strong AA gymnast. Powerfull and with good form (although a little less muscular than Tahnee). Somehow she reminds me of Lavina Milosevici. Something in her face... She has a good Y1,5 on vault. And very good basics. Should be able to upgrade on all events.

Mayra Kroonen was a real surprise. She retired in 2004 because of a knee injury. 2 years ago she picked up gymnastics on a lower level and this year she decided to try for elite again. She only trains 15 hours a week, because of her studies. Her basics are very good, She said her body still knew all ther skills and how to do them. Nice to watch on floor. Massive vault. Nice AA gymnast, hope she can make AA final.

Marrit Ewald is the 4th teammember. IN 2007 she was in the worlds team for Stuttgart as a junior. Last year she was not so strong, but she came back, If she comes through her barroutine, it is very good. But she makes mistakes. On floor I hope she gets her triple twist back.

Suzanne Harmes did not make it. She obviously thought she would qualify with easy routines. She had an injury. On vault she only did a straight Tsuk. On bars she dismounted with a single front somi. Beam and floor were OK, difficulty wise. Still the only senior Dutch to do a full in (apart from Vera van Pol, but she did not compete due to injury). She gambled (low startvalues) and lost, probably not expecting to see this depth in the competition. She also made some mistakes.

Fieke Willems also had some mistakes on beam and bars. Too bad, because she has hight difficulty in bars (6.2) and a cool combo; Shaposhnikova-ginger. Her form is not good though.

NAtasja Blind (bronze medallist on bars at Junior europeans) is adjusting to being a senior. Grown 6 cm in the last months and struggling with her new body. Second qualification was a lot better though. Unfortunately she fell from bars with the yeager. Has a Khorkina as well. Beam was good, but low difficulty (4.9). She is working on a full yourchenko, but only did the lay out in competition. Floor is OK, but I do not like her choreo.

Shalina Groenveld also competed but not at a level high enough yet. Joy Goedkoop is also a new senior. She did well, but not good enough to qualify.

There were also a lot of gymnasts absent:

Tahnee Masela (serious knee injury)
Lichelle Wong (recovering from shoulder surgery, should be OK for nationals, or otherwise worlds)
Vera van Pol (broken toe)
Marlies Rijken (back injury)
Annabelle Schmid (she was on the roster, but don't know why she did not compete)
Anne Tritten (motivation problems)

Sorry for the lenght, hope you enjoyed it anyway. Dutchfan has videos on his youtube BTW

Sri Ea
20th March 2009, 12:35
Thanks again for all the wishes everyone!

Great report, Tes, as usual.:)
And you know what? The longer, the better. Like that we get to know more details...
I'm very impressed by Sanne Wevers pirouettes on BB but I hate her routine composition. Too much is just too much. I can't wait until she recovers properly to add a bit more acro/variations.
Great for Wyomi. I hope she'll be able to do better than her sister (I had been such a fan of Tahnee in her early years and I had so much expectations for her. Never mind, you know the jinx thingie going on with me, apparently it works for both Romanians and Dutch gymnasts ;), so I'll keep quiet about Wyomi ... and also Naoual)

ioanavol
20th March 2009, 17:08
Thanks a lot for the extensive report, Tessa! I can't wait to watch the videos. And to see the girls live at the Nationals :)

I wish there were Romanian trials as well...in the present system it's not really possible (all girls train together), but I really wish there would be a way to select them and make them more competitive. The guys have sth like that because they are many, but the girls not, and that's a pitty...

Tess_AN
20th March 2009, 17:19
Thank you a lot, TessaW! The amount of info is just right to make me watch more careful the Dutch gymnasts and 1-2 more reports like that will make me fall in love with them. I will look for the vids...

I am looking forward for more news! Best of luck to Dutch gymnasts to Euros! Many finals and why not, medals!

TessaW
21st March 2009, 00:14
Your welcome! I agree Sri Ea, too many pirouettes for Sanne. I mean, you can play your strenghts, but this is over the top. My guess is that she will ditch the easier ones if she can fully use her elbow again. I would not mind see a triple and a double with leg up in the same routine. What is the triple worth anyway?

And yes, the jinx seems to work on the Dutch as well. Lisa van de Burg is also injured (back as well as Marlies Rijken). And Yvette Moshage (my fav from last year) is still out with her knee....

Looking forward to see you again Ioana. Maybe in Rotterdam for nationals? 21 and 22 june. It is supposed to be a mega event with 9 disciplines of gymnastics together in Ahoy, as some try out for worlds in 2010. (WAG, MAG, rythmic, trampoline, acro, jazz dance and some more)

Anyway back to Romanian gymnastics, as this is what we are here for. I hope Forminte was downplaying the expectations for euros a bit in that article Sri Ea posted on GW and TAAF. I mean, the Dragoi from the videos from Jesolo was not at only 30 percent. And Sandra Izbasa has said so many times she wants to continue, would not know what to do without gymnastics, etc. Maybe she found out the after-olympics is not as easy as she thought? Hope she is still motivated and can get back in shape. This euros would have been a great change to take an AA medal.

Anyway, back $

mikeyy
21st March 2009, 00:53
I just have watched Sanne`s BB...great pirouettes!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBFBoaeDYLU&feature=channel_page
The first one with the leg up is simply amazing....and if she will hit the triple one, it will be great.
Even if there are too many spins(piroettes), I think that her routine is really unique.

crisloregym
21st March 2009, 10:44
Sri Ea, I'm sorry I am so late in wishing you happy birthday. I had no internet connection during the last week:( I hope your baby will be healthy and I'm sure his/her name will be very nice too. And I also hope Ryan will care very much about his sister or his brother and he will be thrilled about being the big brother:)

Anca, what a nice surprise expecting a new child!!!!! I'm sooo happy for you and I hope everything will go on well:)

Tessa, thanks a lot for the report. You made me go on youtube and watch Sanne's beam even if I have no sound on my computer:) And her pirouettes are reaaly impressive. I believe these 4 years on the new code will be the years of the pirouettes on beam:D

Sri Ea
21st March 2009, 12:00
Your welcome! I agree Sri Ea, too many pirouettes for Sanne. I mean, you can play your strenghts, but this is over the top. My guess is that she will ditch the easier ones if she can fully use her elbow again. I would not mind see a triple and a double with leg up in the same routine. What is the triple worth anyway?


IIRC the Okino is only a E which is a shame since it has to be the most difficult skill ever to be competed on BB! It should be worth much more... like a G!!!
Funny also then that the double turn has to be only a D when only a handful of girls in the World are able to compete it properly without wobble.

Crisloregym, thank you very much for your nice birthday wishes, I hope your connection will get only better!

ioanavol
23rd March 2009, 10:03
@Tessa: I can't wait to come to the Nationals, especially if you say they will be in the same Ahoy arena where the World Championships next year will take place. 21-22 June, perfect for me! (this time I don't have to fly after a week to see the Rom Nationals, as they are going to be in September :P)
And so many disciplines...WOW. I have seen some things at the Gym Gala in December and I can say that I even started to like trampoline, they can make a great show from any branch of gymnastics.

TessaW
12th April 2009, 16:10
Thank you for the video's and the results of the school championships! It is nice to be able to see the new generation of Romanian gymnasts.

ioanavol
13th April 2009, 00:03
Thank you for the video's and the results of the school championships! It is nice to be able to see the new generation of Romanian gymnasts.

Indeed, thanks a lot Amalia, Mihaela and Cata for all the info regarding this competition!

The videos can be watched here: http://www.youtube.com/user/eamyy

Adde
26th April 2009, 03:19
"The image of the people who have done something is not credited well enough"

You represent a symbol of Romania, but sport requires many sacrifices. What was the price paid by the child Simona Amanar to become what she is today?

Reaching a level that I would be considered a "symbol" of Romania makes it difficult for me now to say that I have paid a price in my life so far. It's true that there were times when kids my age were playing in the streets, around the block, and although back then I wanted the same thing, I had to go to the gym for my daily training. Fortunately, I am a former gymnast who has also benefited of the joys of childhood. I was not far from home until the age of 14, when I was selected into the national gymnastics team at Deva, otherwise I was always near my parents and brother, friends from the neighbourhood, that I saw daily. At the same time, I realize that nothing in life can be done without work and discipline, so that I am satisfied with everything that I have achieved.

You have won dozens of trophies. Which ones are you most proud of?

I would correct you here, joking of course, but that there are hundreds of trophies if one counts all the major competitions in which I participated. I am proud of my participation in two editions of the Olympic Games, Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000, being awarded gold medals in both of them, few athletes enjoying this pride. I am happy to know that I am a multiple World and European champion, and to be included in the Hall of Fame. I cannot really say which is my favorite title. Worldwide recognition came in January 2001 in London, when I was designated the winner of the Laureus World Sports Awards trophy, in the Open category. Beside Nadia Comaneci, I am the only other gymnast that was awarded this trophy. However, I can never forget the moments in Sidney, when practically Romania wowed the whole world, making an entirely Romanian podium. Unfortunately, soon followed those moments which I shall remember with great sadness and which greatly diminished our joy. In conclusion, I am proud of all the work I did in my entire career, of all the trophies obtained at any level, because all these represent my honest work and my devotion to this sport.

What kind of person did Simona Amanar become after retiring from elite gymnastics and what is she doing now?

Simona has remained the same person. Just kidding again, I can tell you that to this name I have added another one, that of Tabara, by marrying Cosmin in 2002, and that my figure is a different one from that shown in gymnastics. Seriously, I have the same nature, the same respect for all the people with whom I’ve worked during my career, for all the people with whom I’m currently working, and for all people who have respect for everything that is around. Right now I am a University assistant at the College for Physical Education and Sport in Timisoara and Vice-President of the Romanian Federation of Gymnastics.

You said that the Olympic Games in Sydney were the peak of your career as a gymnast. What is the highest goal you want to attain in the activity that you’re currently involved in?

Sidney was and is something special in my heart. I never set myself a target to be reached. I've always had my life principles from which I do not want to ever give up. I've always wanted that what I do at a time, to do it as good as I can, at a good level, not to mock at anything that I would encounter in life. Always trying to do whatever it is that you do at a high level, a permanent improvement, it's impossible that the moment when the results are collected not to finally come. I totally give 100% in whatever I do, and I am convinced that this the way I will always get results.

You’re involved in many and various activities, but all of them having something in common: gymnastics. If you were to choose something totally different from this area of gymnastics, what would it be?

You can see that my life is connected to gymnastics. I have almost 24 years in this sport, along with it, my life cannot be separated from gymnastics. I am not attracted to politics, although there are noted politicians in our family, Cosmin's father being in the spotlight of Romanian politics. In the future however, I think I will seriously consider the development of a business in tourism or hospitality industry, but after a certain time, for now let's just see how our life will evolve in the near future.

This year you became the image of a company selling organic cosmetics. Are you an environmentalist?

In a world assaulted by aggressive traders on the market, trying to direct consumers to all sorts of products, many of them affecting the human body, I considered that those seeking marketing of quality products, with organic characteristics, deserve help. I like to live in a clean society, a clean environment, and yes, I can say that I am in favor of those that help the environment, but without assigning myself the "merit of being an environmentalist".

Have you been involved until now in a environmental action?

I took part in several events of this kind, it is true at a local level, but I expect proposals in this respect, if my image is needed to support the environment.

In 1995 you became a citizen of honor of the city of Constanta. In 1999 of Deva, and later of Bucharest and Timisoara. What does this imply?

It's just a recognition of what I did throughout my career, that over the years my results remain in the memory of Romanians. I’m glad about this recognition, but it is the only benefit. Unfortunately, and I’m not thinking of the material aspect, that recognition, that title doesn’t make the officials of these localities to take into account our image, to do something that things work out for the better. The officials of these cities prefer an association with other ”famous names” of the artificially created so-called stars of the moment. But maybe their image helps more. I think that the image of the people who have done something is not enough recognized, there isn’t a management and a good marketing in these institutions, to help promote the image of these localities. And in my situation there are artists and other athletes, people of arts, and science. Unfortunately, the title of honorary citizen is only a diploma given at times that are favorable to bring image benefits to those who actually hand out the titles.

How is one day in the life of Olympic champion Simona Amanar like?

Although i am quite busy, my life is beautiful and I am happy. I have a beautiful family, a wonderful child, and I'm surrounded by the love of those around me. I manage to split my time between family and work, between family and daily activities. Fortunately, the people around me understand me and help me very much.

How are you able to merge the professional career with family life?

As I said, I am helped by those around me, my family, my parents, and in-laws. I think that work goes very well with family life when there is trust and mutual respect.

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Source: http://www.reportereconomic.ro/categorii/fol705132/news253782

TessaW
27th April 2009, 23:52
Thank you for the translation!

Adde
30th April 2009, 06:57
You're welcome :)

An interview with Forminte now:

Date of birth: October 17, 1956
B.A. in Physical Education and Sports - Bucharest
Experience: 30+ years
Married, one son

He started gymnastics at the age of 8. He came for the first time at DEVA 15 years ago and he became the head coach of the national team of Romania in 2005.

For a long time now, Nicolae Forminte has been doing in Deva what he calls ”lab work”. He says he didn’t count the medals won by his gymnasts, but quickly adds that “there were people who started to count them” and there seem to be tens of them. He believes that the general public doesn’t know the real problems that Romanian gymnastics is facing and reminds us of the huge efforts done by those involved in the sport for exceptional results.

We live under the terror of comparisons

“I am here 24 hours of 24 and I go home, to Constanța, once in a month and a half, in week-ends. But, in addition to the 6-7 hours of daily training at the gym with the girls, there is always something to be done. Even if I just stay and look at the Fortress’ Hill, I cannot stop thinking about a training plan, which girls have health issues, with whom I should replace them in case something goes wrong.” He’s doing this job of great responsability for a similar salary of any other sports teacher and believes that one of the reasons gymnastics is going through a period of crisis is that coaches aren’t motivated in Romania. “Everybody is used to expect results from the gymnasts and, to most people, this sport is like “the hen with the golden eggs”, but almost nobody knows the deep changes and obstacles that the National team’s staff is facing day by day. We live under the terror of comparisons and we have to put up with any problem that comes along; in what concerns the money I survived by using my own saving.”

The selection is sublime, but entirely missing

According to Forminte, the interest for gymnastics is much smaller, because the children of today have a variety of alternatives. “The generations that we coached starting with 2005 are the generations of children who were born free, after the Revolution, and there have been some drastical changes in the mentality of people. Perhaps the biological material has changed, too. We don’t have the same pool of athletes anymore, but again, the coaches are poorly paid, there is basically no selection in schools anymore, and without permanently descovering new athletes, there is no future,” continued the head coach of the women’s gymnastics national team. To be able to collect the necessary funds, he often used his own relations that sponsored the team out of admiration, but this is not the solution, he adds, and he is convinced that the Romanian state should have fiscal policies to support those who choose to invest into a sport.

What does the Romanian school of gymnastics need?

We need a national strategy to develop physical education, an inventory of both human and financial resources. It is vital that the specialists are motivated, otherwise the risk is that we may one day have gym clubs with all the necessary equipment, but empty - because no one is willing to voluntarily make such sacrifices.

What is the secret of a successful coach?

Work. Health. And a bit of chance. As a coach, all you can do is to bring the gymnast as close as possible to the medals, but once in competition, everything can change in a blink of an eye. An athlete can perform a zillion of perfect routines at the training gym and it can simply happen that she makes one mistake. In competition.

How is Romania perceived at competitions?

“Look at them! Still around, they wouldn’t die!” In the past, Romania was received with sympathy by the Western world because we counterbalanced the U.S.S.R power, now everybody is looking in admiration to the newcomers: Australia, Japan, Swiss, France. Add to this the loss of our position at the International Federation, and you can get robbed right away, without any shame whatsoever.

Dislikes:

“Stupidity and superficiality, everything done in a bombastic way, the “lassez-faire” way of working (let do, we’ll see later about this…). I hate to beg and that’s why I’ve always been like at war, fighting everybody. I’d rather live poor.”

Likes:

“I don’t regret anything that I have done, or the things that I haven’t. This has been my life so far. I love my job, I would have given up long ago if not, like so many teachers before me, or I would have left the country.”


Translated from Adevarul: http://www.adevarul.ro/rss/articol/hunedoara-nicolae-forminte-antrenorul-gimnastelor-de-aur.html

Maxmold
31st May 2009, 14:32
News 31/05/09:
International Gymnastics Hall of Fame Inducts Five (among the five great Octavian Belu).

http://www.intlgymnast.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=950:international-gymnastics-hall-of-fame-inducts-five&catid=2:news&Itemid=166

crisloregym
1st June 2009, 00:15
WOW...I'm glad he was recognised in the Hall of Fame "Family". I believe he deserved it. Thanks, Max.

TessaW
2nd June 2009, 13:15
Did I read correctly in the Romanian part of this forum that Forminte has cancer? What kind? And is it well treathable (sp??). If so, I wish him all the best!

mikeyy
2nd June 2009, 13:32
Yes....Forminte has cancer...skin cancer :(
We don`t know how seriously it is..but we hope everything will be ok after the surgery!
His chest is the affected part of body...

TessaW
3rd June 2009, 22:10
That is bad. I wish him, his collegues and the gymnasts all the best and and strenght. I hope he gets through this.

Here are some results of the juniors of Deva, who competed at the Zelena Jama open in Slovenia last weekend:

Cetate Deva finished 4th as a team at the Zelena Jama open, that was held in Slovenia past weekend.

AA results:
9. Alexandra Marcu 46.70 (1997)
11. Stefania Stanila 46.30 (1997)
14. Emanuela Ghiciuc 45.35 (1997)

full results
http://www.gymnasticsresults.com/2009/slo/zjopen2009aa.pdf

team:
http://www.gymnasticsresults.com/2009/slo/zjopen2009teams.pdf

They competed against much older girls like Teja Belak (slo) and Nicola Fuckova (Cz)

mikeyy
3rd June 2009, 22:21
Thank you Tessa for the news! :ok:

Tess_AN
7th June 2009, 19:25
Congratulation for your new baby girl, Sri Ea! Happiness and health to all members of your family!

If the little one inherits the love of gymnastics from her Mom, we may see her brother jealous on her medals :)
I’m looking forward seeing your comments on gymnasts routines.

Tess_AN
7th June 2009, 20:23
News from Romanian Internationals at: http://fangymnastics.com/2009/06/07/romanian-internationals-2009-%e2%80%93-aa-competition-and-qualification-efs/ Many thanks to Mikeyy, Ioanavol and Crisloregym.

I looking forward for your comments.

crisloregym
7th June 2009, 22:47
Congratulations, Sri Ea !!!! I'm soo happy for you and for the fact that you are both healthy. What's her name? I remember you had some issues with finding her a name.

Sri Ea
8th June 2009, 09:19
Thanks for the congrats everyone!
Here are some pics of the little one... her name is Shaden (meaning little doe in arabic). Actually we didn't have trouble to find a name for a girl but we were not still sure of the name for a boy (our last choice would have been Marwan but we were not entirely satisfied by it so it's great that it was a girl as it appeared in the echographies)
My main problem now is coping with my son's changing moods as he has a lot of difficulties accepting that he's not the only child anymore. I imagine that it has to be very hard on him and I'm kind of sad for him. He really has no problem with Shaden herself (that's a huge relief!) and loves taking care of her and he kisses her all the time but quite often he's angry at us the parents and cries for no reason over anything. Also he's questioning our love for him all the time.
But I know it's a matter of time so I'm taking things very patiently with him wishing that he will adapt himself and calm down some time soon.:)
http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/1593/shaden.jpg (http://img36.imageshack.us/my.php?image=shaden.jpg)
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mesteritza
8th June 2009, 12:13
You have 2 little angels :) Your son seems to enjoy his little sister. I wish you all the best!

ioanavol
8th June 2009, 12:30
Great photos, Sriea:) The tired mom is missing from the pictures, but it seems that the two get along pretty well (at least in the "mute" photos :P)

I have heard about this gelosy problem before...from a friend of mine who had a second girl after 4 years. It took a while until the elder daughter got used to the situation...I remember one day when I was there and she looked at her mom, who was holding her little sister who had been crying the whole day. She really didn't get it, why her sister gets so much attention as "she doesn't do anything but crying". She became much happier after a year or so, when she could start playing with her - therefore, when her sister became "useful" :P.

I guess that's what happens when the first child is old enough to realize what's happening...apparently I was also quite gelous when my little brother was born, but being only 2 years old I adjusted more quickly :P

TessaW
9th June 2009, 12:53
Shaden is so adorable Sri Ea! And Rayan too!

crisloregym
9th June 2009, 19:39
They are both very cute and adorable:) Lots of health for both of them Sri Ea:)

Sri Ea
12th June 2009, 18:27
Thanks again everybody for the comments!
Hmmm... You'll get pics from the tired mum when the tired mum won't be so tired and will look half human again!:P
Well, things are actually getting much better with Rayan since a few days, he's becoming less tense and more stable psychologically and hopefully it is going to last even if he still needs much more time to be completely comfortable with our new life.
I remember the reaction of my mum who had come from France to help me when the baby was born and when she saw that Rayan had become so naughty, she was all shocked and all: "Oh my gosh, what has happened to the polite and quiet little boy whom I had seen at Christmas to turn him into that naughty little monster?" It's great though that she has stayed long enough to see him almost back to his normal behaviour.:)

Coming back to gymnastics, has anyone news about Claudia Voicu's recovering status?
And is Loredana Sabau still part of the national team? Has she overcome her back issues?

mikeyy
12th June 2009, 18:49
Coming back to gymnastics, has anyone news about Claudia Voicu's recovering status?
And is Loredana Sabau still part of the national team? Has she overcome her back issues?

Claudia Voicu resumed training 3 weeks ago.
Loredana still has problems :( I don`t know more about her.

Tess_AN
12th June 2009, 20:40
http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/8353/64990557.jpg (http://img10.imageshack.us/my.php?image=64990557.jpg)
Sri Ea, thank you, thank, thank you! for the pictures. All of them are nice but this one is just lovely! I can not stop looking at!
Rayan will be the most protective big brother and very proud of him doing it. Just give him a bit of time. When he will realize how much you love and appreciate his father for being so big support to the family and I am sure he wants to be "as daddy".
I am glad you post the pictures... I'm looking for more in the next months.

Tess_AN
13th June 2009, 22:04
Romanian National Juniors 10-12 years (born 1996-1998) - Cat III. Team and AA results. (save to your computer and it can be read).

Congratulations to our forum colleague Irina Paun (born 1998) for the second place AA and first with the team. Way to go Irina!

TessaW
14th June 2009, 13:24
Congratulations Irina! She is one of the youngest in that category and already second place. Good to hear Voicu has resumed training. Hope she will be back to her form of last year in some time. Thanks for the news Mikeyy

And thanks for the results of junior natioanals Tess_AN. Are cat II and I today?

TessaW
20th June 2009, 23:04
It was nice to meet you again today Ioana! Even though it was by 'accicent'. The arena for Dutch nationals and next years worlds looked fantastic! There where many halls, with rythmic, acrobatics, jazz-dance, trampoline etc. In those halls will be the traininghalls for worlds. The 'Sportpaleis' (the main hall) will be renovated between now and worlds. I am already looking forward to it and hope to see many of you next year! I saw Ioana already started a list with who might come?

If you are interested in a report about Dutch nationals, let me know!

ioanavol
20th June 2009, 23:18
It was great to see you too, Tessa! :)

I'll be there tomorrow too, if you have some time...maybe we can meet around and discuss a bit.

I would really like a report about what happened today. Thanks to you last year, now I managed to recognize some girls and some elements...but not enough as I would have wanted to.

My general impression was good, I liked Ahoy, the organization, the audience, the gymnastics. Maybe a bit too many falls, but well...it's time enough for improvement :)

I felt very sory for Natasja Blind, she had a very bad day and couldn't shine as she was expected to...I hope tomorrow she'll do much better!

I recognized some floor music of different gymnasts, one had the melody used by Anna Pavlova, one the music used by Amelia Racea this year and one even...the Romanian entry at the Eurovision in 2005! (when we ended on the 3rd place :P)

I could write more, but...please tell me also what your impressions were. You know the gymnasts better.

ioanavol
20th June 2009, 23:31
To answer your question regarding the Worlds: yes, there are already about 10 people from this forum who would like to come. But I hope we'll gather even more than that :)

Tess_AN
23rd June 2009, 03:23
If you are interested in a report about Dutch nationals, let me know!
I think that "you" means all of us not only Ioana, so, I will answer: yes, we are. Please do so.
I remember your report from last year, so it will be good to see the improvments and to find out about new faces... Thank you in advance.

TessaW
25th June 2009, 23:05
A bit later than expected, but here it is.

Unfortunately, the general level was not that high. In the Netherlands there are a lot of injuries at the moment. Suzanne Harmes thought about retiring after not qualifying for Euro's, but she decided to go on. She was out of shape though and did not compete. She should be ready for worlds trials which are at the end of August/beginning September. New senior Wyomi Masela began the year very good with the vault final at Euro's, but injured her elbow while training and is probably out for worlds as well. Her sister Tahnee has a knee-injury. Now idea how she is doing. In March she was on crutches. Lieke Wevers, the surprise of last year and a wonderful gymnast, injured her knee at podiumtraining at Euro's and is still out. No idea how the recovering is going.

Then the seniors that were there: Lichelle Wong, who will start at UCLA in the NCAA next fall, is coming back from 3 surgeries last year (shoulder and ankle). She was still doing a basic program (yourchenko full, 1,5 twist off beam, watered down floor) but without mistakes and fairly good form. She won with 55. something. Her only real competitor was Mayra Kroonen, who came back last fall after retiring in 2005 due to a knee injury. She has not all the difficulty she had when she was a junior (full in, triple twist, etc), but has regained quite a lot of skills. She usually is very consistent ans has good form and basics. She only trains 16-20 hours a week and is a full time student at university besides that. Her skills: clean handspring front piked (high!), double pike, double tuck, 2,5 twist on floor. She as second with 54...
Third was Sanne Wevers. She is knows for her beam and bars, but floor and especially vault are weak.

4th was Joy Goedkoop, a 1993 girl. She progressed very constantly over the years, but never like a shooting star (if you understand what I mean). Her best event is vault. Quite consistent and definately a good gymnast to have on the team. Marlies Rijken (1993) is still a beautiful gymnast. She had a back injury (stress fractures) untill recently and does not have all her difficulty back. She seems to struggle with her last pass on floor (2,5 twist), think her considion is not at its best yet. Her routine is beautiful, classic. She really is like a ballerina. Her beam is great with a standing arabian, but she had quite some wobbles. Bars has improved a lot, nice form and she has a flight element now. Vault remains week with a tuck front.

Natasja Blind had a nightmare in the AA, falling twice on bars and later twice from beam. She recovered nicely in eventfinals, winning bars and taking silver on floor. Her bars is very good, she won bronze last year at junior europeans, but she is inconsistent. Everybody is expecting her to do well and she seems not always able to coop with the pressure.
Sherine Elzeiny also competed, but I do not remember too much from her. (Sorry Sri Ea, I was working as a journalist there and had to watch too many other gymnasts. Dutchfan has a lot of video's on youtube though as does Gymcat).

Roos Engelbrecht (1993) made her debut in the elite section. 2 years ago she was still in third division and last year in first division (winning the national titles in both those categories). I think it takes a lot of guts to try elite when you are allready 16. For her it is a great achievement to be at nationals. She also made 2 event finals, floor and vault and placed 6th and 4th. I think she has good potential, if you think she only started to train seriously last year.

Fieke Willems has an ankle injury and only competed bars and vault. Vera van Pol (1993) did only vault and floor. She was not in shape after a broken toe in the spring. Last year she did a double double on floor, but not now. She did a nice double arabian though.

Juniors
Yvette Moshage tore her ACL at Top gym last year. That is a real shame, as she was such a prospect. Let's hope she does not follow the path of many Romanians in the recent past who had that injury. I saw her in Ahoy and she looked good, and she practiced some cartwheels and ballet with her teammates.

The 2 stars of the junior competition where Celine van Gerner and Naoual Ouazzani Chahdi. Both have a lot of difficulty (more than the seniors) and especially Celine has good execution. Both vault a 1,5 yourchenko with room for an extra half twist. They also have full ins on floor, double pikes and 2,5 twist. On bars Naoual has a shaposhnikova-gienger comination which is really cool. Both dismount bars with a full in. Naoual used to have flic-backfull (like Nistor and Ferrari) in her beam, but she did not do it this time. They are both from 1994 and will be at Eyof. I wonder how they will be against Racea, Trenca, Haidu. Racea is probaly a bit better, but the others are not. I wonder what the teampodium will be at Eyof. Russia (if sending there top juniors) is probably the team to beat. I hope Netherlands can win bronze.

Anyway, back to nationals. Celine won AA, Naoual was 2nd. Event finals they divided equally, Naoual winning VT and UB, Celine BB and FX. Thirs was Lisa van de Burg. She also

TessaW
25th June 2009, 23:21
O damn, I just had so much more, but I clicked the wrong botton and now it is gone. I will continue with the juniors and youth later on

ioanavol
26th June 2009, 10:47
Great, Tessa, thanks! If you have some time, please continue it...it's so nice to see a report containing technical details (I'm not able to make that). After you finish it I'll translate it in Romanian also.

I have to say that I was also very impressed by Celine and Naoual...they are so much better than the others!
In general I could see the not so good form of the most gymnasts...so when a really good one was performing, it was really standing out (that's not so easy to see at the Romanian Nationals, since only the 10 gymnasts in the National team are competing :D). I am really glad for Natasja, she had really nice bars and I also liked her floor.
About the floor routines...is it only my impression that the choreo moves are pretty not synchronized with the music and/or fairly not elegant for most of the gymnasts?
I was also very sad to see many falls and gymnasts injured...gymnastics became such a tough sport...

My heart stopped for a second when I saw Serena's fall...I couldn't believe when I saw both her feet outside the beam before her dismount...and then the really scary fall on her neck/back :( I really hope she's ok.

What really impresses me at the Dutch nationals is that I can see girls who only train max 20 hs per week and still manage quite good routines...Noel van Kalveren, for example, I understood she trains sth like 11 hs per week (?) and she managed to work without any fall...and she has really many supporters!

Oh, and I am a total fan of Maartje, the little one from the youth competition!! She reminds me so much of Diana Bulimar, when I first saw her last year... She seems very promising! Look here, how cute she is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0bFU9n5RTw&feature=channel

anna.09
26th June 2009, 12:15
What about Sanne Wevers?

crisloregym
26th June 2009, 22:50
Thakns for the report on the Dutch Nationals to both of you, Tessa and Ioana...it's so nice "meeting" the Dutch gymnasts:)

Tess_AN
27th June 2009, 18:59
Thanks a lot for the report on Dutch Nationals.

Good to hear that last year juniors, Joy Goedkoop and Marlies Rijken are in the top at senior level. I'm glad that Celine van Gerner is more constant now and Naoual Ouazzani looks to confirm this year too. Congratulation and I wish them medals in the international competitions!

Are Celine and Naoual seniors next year? It may be one of the Netherlands medals on 2010 World!

TessaW
28th June 2009, 14:07
Yes Naoual and Celine are from 1994. Serena Vlijt is OK. She as brought to the hospital to check her neck and back, but nothing was really damage. She was allowed to go home with her parents after the check. I am so glad, but once something like that happens, I really hate gymnastics.

I have no time to finish the report now, might do it later but some quick things: Noel van Klaveren indeed trains like 11 hours a week. So impressive what she can do: triple on floor, she is training a full in! Her week point is the consistency, wich is normal when you train this little, and s bars. Her coach is working as a fire man (don't know if this is the right English word, but you know what I mean) and in the evening is coaching at her club. It is a small club. She is very talented, but until now did not want to go to a topclub, because she likes the way she is doing gymn now.

Maartje Ruikes (youth) is one of my favs in that category too, Really small and expressive! Someone to look out for is Reina Beltman, daughter of Gerrit Beltman. She is also youth (1996). She has great form and reminds me a little bit of Nastia Liukin. In that cat. is also Jamie Braakman, who is very powerfull and looks a bit like Vanessa Atler.

Some other news: Gabriella Wammes (sister of Jeffrrey and competing internationally from 2001-2003) is coming back too! She is training again with Frank Louter, and competed at last weekends' SVOD Open, scoring 51.something. Really impressive if she can make it, especially because is a mother! So 3 comebacks in a year: Fieke willems, Mayra Kroonen and now Gabriella

Tess_AN
6th July 2009, 22:56
The 2009 Universiade - Belgrade - two medals for Romanian Gymnastics, one gold one bronze. More details at http://fangymnastics.com

crisloregym
10th July 2009, 23:47
A special event happened these days: our blog (www.fangymnastics.com) became 1 year old.

You can read some words here: http://fangymnastics.com/2009/07/10/happy-birthday-fangymnastics/

Marty R.
11th July 2009, 08:30
Best wishes to yours blog! It's interesting to read, and there were some cases when some articles from it were translated to russian for russian fans, who likes romanian gymnastics.

and some of us gathered and decided to do something which is actually not easy to find in Romania: a gymnastics site
I have read it at the "about us" page of blog, and, I could say, was kind of surprised. Not too much, but anyway... I used to think that gymnastics in Romania is very po****r, sort of everybody loves it, and then you say "not easy to find in Romania a gymnastics site"... Well, what I really mean, you're great, guys, it's nice to see people who have some enthusiasm about gymnastics. In Russia we actually have no sites (but thankfully a nice forum), almost like no news in the press, and a couple of deep night tv translation per year. Glad to see that in Romania the things are better.

Tess_AN
12th July 2009, 00:08
Best wishes to yours blog!
In Russia we actually have no sites (but thankfully a nice forum).
Glad to see that in Romania the things are better.
I would agree with Marty. http://fangymnastics.com makes a difference! Thanks Crisloregym, Ioanavol and Mikeyy. :ok:

@Marty: in the Russian forum, any news about Pavlova? I like her very much and I would like to hear that she passed the injury time and she has a fast come back. Thank you in advance.

Marty R.
12th July 2009, 09:27
Tess AN, unfortunately we have not been hearing no news from Pavlova about a half-year. Personally I'm not the biggest fan of russian team, but Anna is one of my favorites too.

Tess_AN
12th July 2009, 17:43
Thank you, Marty. I like Anna and I would like to see her again. First of all I wish she will be healthy.

TessaW
13th July 2009, 10:28
Congratulations to the blog. I love it. Keep it going guys!

ioanavol
13th July 2009, 23:58
Thanks a lot, Tessa :)

Are you coming to the Worlds after all?

TessaW
14th July 2009, 19:21
I am (rotterdam right?)! Ordered a season ticket, If I get press acreditation because I have to work, I try to sell it.

Tess_AN
22nd July 2009, 20:08
Congrats TessaW for the team bronze at EYOF. Naoual has chances for podium at AA as wel!

TessaW
22nd July 2009, 22:58
I am very happy with the performances of the girls. My 3 fav teams on top, only sad for the Ukrainians. Too bad Celine had a rough floor, but she made up for that on beam. Hope Naoual can sneek in the medals tomorrow. And if Racea throws her DTY (yeah for her having one!), she might have a shot at beating Komova. And I hope Haidu can compete without falls tomorrow. She is beautiful as a gymnast, just soooo inconsistent.

Tess_AN
5th August 2009, 08:31
Amalia captured this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KskUFJcYz9g and Mihai translated it:

There were some news about our girls....they are training hard for the Worlds, but Forminte said that only those who are 100% in shape will go to London.
- Sandra has a new FX and also wants to make 4 events
- Diana Chelaru is very determined to improve her routines and to have a good competition at Worlds
- Gabi Dragoi resumed training on 4 apparatus, but she says that it`s very difficult for her on VT and FX.
- Ana Tamarjan didn`t say too much..only that she wants to train hard
- Ana Porgras has a new skill in her BB routine - a full turn with leg in split position and wants to compete in the AA competition
And in the video you can see Claudia Voicu training on beam..she`s back!
Thank you Amalia! Thank you Mihai!

shagya
5th August 2009, 18:17
http://www.sport.ro/sporturi

can someone translate it please ?? :-)

cineva_cineva
5th August 2009, 18:32
Thank you, Shagya!

mikeyy
5th August 2009, 19:25
http://www.sport.ro/sporturi

can someone translate it please ?? :-)

Diana Chelaru speaks about the new Code of points. She said that the old one (with the perfect 10) was special.
Ana Porgras has a diary where she writes everytime something important happens.
The title of the reportage is "I want to be a megastar" and you can watch Diana dancing on Michael Jackson`s Thriller.

shagya
5th August 2009, 19:36
thank you mikeyy :-)

crisloregym
15th August 2009, 23:07
A promo video for the Romanian Nationals was made by our friends here, Mikeyy and Iulya...you can watch it here...http://fangymnastics.com/2009/08/12/nationalele-de-gimnastica-artistica-2009-promo/. We thank them very very much for their effort.

The Romanian Nationals will take place in Buzau on the 18th-20th of September. As we did last year, we will gather there about 15 persons from this forum and watch the full competition...we will also try to come with information from the place.

Tess_AN
26th August 2009, 09:06
News from Russian Cup: http://www.onlinesport.ro/forum/showthread.php?p=2732518&#post2732518

Tess_AN
28th August 2009, 02:06
Thanks to Marty, our live reporter,
qualifications, AA and EF (to come tomorrow!) vids from Russian Cup: http://www.youtube.com/user/RussianCup2009

TessaW
11th September 2009, 00:05
A bunch of Romanians competed at the Bosporus Cup in Turkey last weekend. Larisa Iordache won the junior AA, Diana Bulimar was 2nd. Iordache also won all EF's. Daniel radean was 3rd in jnr MAG, Robert Cinculete 5th,. Dragulescu and Popescu competed in the senior competition, but did not do all events.
http://www.turkcimfed.org/tr/dosyalar/2009/sonuclar/23rd_Bosphorus_Results.pdf

crisloregym
11th September 2009, 19:26
Thanks a lot, Tessa:)

ioanavol
18th September 2009, 09:56
Sandra Izbasa injured (badly?) one day before Nationals: http://www.prosport.ro/alte-sporturi/gimnastica/exclusiv-sandra-izbasa-la-un-pas-de-tragedie-4909891

She has been sent to Bucharest for more thorough investigations.

Marty R.
18th September 2009, 12:21
Hell!:headbang:

It's very bad. Sandra was working so hard to prepare herself to Worlds, and this is the way it has ended? I'm very very very dissapointed. I just can't express how much.

Sri Ea
2nd October 2009, 19:18
I'm getting back slowly to the gymnastics world since Nationals.
I missed you guys and here are some news:
2009 Swiss Cup November 1st in Zurich:
http://www.swiss-cup.ch/de/swiss-cup-2009/teams/
Team Romania: Ana Porgras or Diana Chelaru, Adrian Bucur

mikeyy
2nd October 2009, 20:25
Hey Sri Ea!!!
Welcome back!!!!
Thanks for the news.

Sri Ea
9th October 2009, 09:59
Hmmm... Just noticed that the WAG gymnast name for the Swiss Cup has changed. Anamaria Tamarjan is now scheduled to compete.
http://www.swiss-cup.ch/de/swiss-cup-2009/teams/

LuisaGym
9th October 2009, 10:33
Thank you for the news.

shagya
9th October 2009, 17:39
can someone tell me whether I can see the worldchampionship online?
Germany transferred nothing

mikeyy
9th October 2009, 17:47
You can try Universal Sports..they will broadcast the competition online and the access is free worldwide.

In Romania, DigiSport TV will broadcast the competition, but it can`t be watched online :(

vrba21
30th October 2009, 11:15
http://www.salamunov-memorial.com/email/glava.gif

Dear gymnastics friends,

please have a look and read through the following proposed Strategy of UEG development, created by the Slovenian gymnastics federation for the forthcoming UEG congress, where they are presenting a candidate for the President and a member of Executive Committee.

In my opinion it really presents an idea how the sports organisation should be run, starting with a mission and the vision and fulfiling the goals with specific projects.

http://www.salamunov-memorial.com/email/ivek.jpg

IVAN LEVAK: CANDIDATE FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE UEG - click for online document (http://issuu.com/slogym/docs/ivan_levak_for_ueg_president/1?zoomed=&zoomPercent=&zoomX=&zoomY=&noteText=&noteX=&noteY=&viewMode=magazine)

http://www.salamunov-memorial.com/email/klemen.jpg

KLEMEN BEDENIK: CANDIDATE FOR THE MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE - click for online document (http://issuu.com/slogym/docs/klemen_bedenik_ueg_executive_committee_candidate/1?zoomed=&zoomPercent=&zoomX=&zoomY=&noteText=&noteX=&noteY=&viewMode=magazine)

My regards, Vrba

Clau93
23rd January 2010, 08:38
So vrba21, who won?? BTW my first post in English!! Nice to see you guys!

MartinaE
24th January 2010, 01:01
I am finally back on here as well!! It has been such a long time......
I need to say I loved Ana Porgras at Worlds last year and was delighted to see her compete at the DTB even if we did not get to see her on floor...

Just today I bought my train tickets to Cottbus and basically have the event organised. I am really happy to see Romania is planning to send 4 WAG there. :)

Serena2010
30th January 2010, 07:53
Buna and Hello Everyone

Numele meu este Serena, My name is Serena.
Thanks for letting me join and I hope to make friends and talk all about ROMANIAN GYMNASTS who are my absolute favourite.
Romania va fi campioana iar. (Romania will be champs again). Imi place mult de Ana Porgras & Cerasela Patrascu - I love Ana Porgras and Cerasela .
My Romanian is improving and soon I hope to be able to scroll the romanian speaking gymnastics threads. This thread is very quite - no latest news but I hope some kind person will post some exciting news on here.
Please friend me if you want both Romanian and non-romanians so we can talk all about our LOVE for Romanian Gymnastics .
Have a good day.. te pup papa,ceau
Serena

Andraf
30th January 2010, 08:47
Welcome Serena si Bine ai venit la noi,
I am very glad that you joined us here. It's so great to find Romanian fan gymnastics all over the world.
There is a topic named "Noi - despre gimnastica" on Alte discutii Thread where you can tell us how you have discovered the gymnastics.
Te pup si te asteptam cu drag...Andra

Clau93
30th January 2010, 11:23
CEAU SERENA!!!!! Ce faci? So glad you are here and it is so good to see you speak Romanian! Keep that up!! And I do hope Romania will be champs again. I think someone will update this thread soon, so don't worry.

Go on the thread the previous user told you! It is an awesome site and we will be so happy to hear your story! If you have questions, ask us!!:):)

Distractie placuta!! (have fun!!)

mikeyy
30th January 2010, 11:32
Buna Serena. I`m so glad you decided to come here too.
It`s me, Mihai:)
Now we can talk here too, not only on facebook!

crisloregym
30th January 2010, 19:31
Welcome, Serena!!! It's soooo nice to have you here!!!! And it's so interesting that you are trying to learn Romanian!!!
Unfortunatelly, lack of time keeps us from updating this thread, but I hope we will manage it;)

Serena2010
30th January 2010, 19:32
Buna Zuia (it's afternoon here).

I would like to thank you for giving me a warm welcome to this forum - Andra,Claud and Mikeyy...

I will now go onto the thread that Andra posted and tell my story about discovering the amazing romanian gymnasts AND the warm,friendly kind Romanian friends I have made.

By the way, I brought a romanian course package and now HOPE to make good use of it... (heh heh).
Mihai.. OMG I had NO idea you were Mikeyy - WOW.

I will now go posting away ... multumescu, mai vorbim
serena!

Tess_AN
30th January 2010, 19:53
Bine ai venit, Serena!

Here there are other Romanian Gymnastics fans as you. I mean loving Romanian Gymnastics and because of that they try to learn Romanian.

If this section of the forum is not updated, they go in the other sections and post in English a question or ask for a translation. Always someone will answer to their request. As Cris said, it is just time preventing us to keep this section up to date.

If you want to comment something (including your story at "Noi despre gimnastica") I am sure, someone will get a short translation of it.

I noticed you already have friends here, I hope you'll feel like home and you may make more friends. Once again, Welcome!

Serena2010
30th January 2010, 20:20
[QUOTE = Tess_AN; 2917507] Welcome, Serena!

Here there are other Romanian Gymnastics fans as you. I mean loving Romanian Gymnastics and because of that they try to learn Romanian.

If this section of the forum is not updated, they go in the other sections and post a question in English or ask for a translation. Always someone will answer to their request. As Cris said, it is just time preventing us to keep this section up to date.

If you want to comment something (including your story at "We about gymnastics") I am sure, someone will get a short translation of it.

I noticed you already have friends here, I hope you'll feel like home and you may make more friends. Once again, Welcome! [/ Quote]




Buna Tess and Crisloregym

Thank you so much for the warm kind welcome. I posted my story in the thread and it is in English. Tess, I saw that you or someone was working on translating it into Romanian - thank you (and sorry for causing someone extra work).

There are 2 parts of the story, I am happy to scroll on forums and just LEARN romanian and gymnastics so don't worry about updating this forum on my behalf. I am good friends with Claudiu so I willl just NAG him to translate something for me or post the question asking for translation.

You are so kind, ALL of you on here are so kind. It does make me feel at home on here. Multumescu
Pe curand

Serena
:)

Tess_AN
30th January 2010, 20:27
Serena, don't worry. My English is not fantastic. Doing the translation is to my benefits :) And also, the others not mastering English will learn one or two words by comparing Romanian version with English one... So ... all's well when ends well!

Clau93
3rd February 2010, 03:35
O.o did you guys hear that Claudia Voicu is going to the American Cup?!:) Isn't that cool, I never thought she would be an AA type gymnast!

MartinaE
3rd February 2010, 23:30
Yes I am really happy Claudia is going to the American Cup. I want to see more of her as well as the other younger Romanians. :) I hope she will do well.

I just read through the latest posts.....I am on Facebook too and will be happy to be your friend there also and talk. :)

Clau93
3rd February 2010, 23:40
Claudia was injured in the past (2008, 2009) and this is a good sign telling us that she is ready and she is able to do the AA. Her BB and UB are great, and FX and VT has potential last time we saw her! We will see what happens:D.

TessaW
10th February 2010, 12:44
I just read somewhere about Corina Ungureanu being in Deva. Is she really training there or just visiting. She is making a comeback, but is she training in Britain at her club or in Deva again. She spoke about how good it was to be back and see the other girls training. And that they have a new building.

Clau93
10th February 2010, 22:27
I just read somewhere about Corina Ungureanu being in Deva. Is she really training there or just visiting. She is making a comeback, but is she training in Britain at her club or in Deva again. She spoke about how good it was to be back and see the other girls training. And that they have a new building.

Yes, everything is true! She trained in the Uk, and now she is in Romania! I think she is doing gymnastics for passion!:D

Clau93
18th February 2010, 04:56
Thank you Shagya for uploading "The Secrets of Deva" on youtube! It is so cool! I can't belive Raluca was so small once upon a time! And it is sad that Malina had to retire, but apparently she is still invoved in sports at Deva.

TessaW
18th February 2010, 15:11
Thank you for the documentary Shagya. It was nice to see Cerasela helping the girls pack for their first competition.

Serena2010
18th February 2010, 17:12
Buna Ziua

Thank you Shagya for posting the documentary on youtube "Secrets of Deva". OMG.. i can't believe that I did not figure it out that was Cerasela helping the girls pack for their first competition.. i was looking at that girl saying "I know her from somewhere but where???".. My Cerasela.. (heh heh)... and I saw Amelia Racea in the documentary as well. I can't get over the coach calling toma "you IMPERTINENT SOD" in part 5. I was sad that the girls switched coaches from Dana to Florin but I guess that is what they do to advance the girls. By the way - WHO is the gymnast Toma who he is referring to in Part 5?? What is her real name.

Nadia Comaneci Cup this weekend in Oklahoma.. i hope someone is going post videos on youtube of Diana,Andrea and Georgina.. good luck to girls.

Clau93
18th February 2010, 20:32
Buna Ziua

Thank you Shagya for posting the documentary on youtube "Secrets of Deva". OMG.. i can't believe that I did not figure it out that was Cerasela helping the girls pack for their first competition.. i was looking at that girl saying "I know her from somewhere but where???".. My Cerasela.. (heh heh)... and I saw Amelia Racea in the documentary as well. I can't get over the coach calling toma "you IMPERTINENT SOD" in part 5. I was sad that the girls switched coaches from Dana to Florin but I guess that is what they do to advance the girls. By the way - WHO is the gymnast Toma who he is referring to in Part 5?? What is her real name.

Nadia Comaneci Cup this weekend in Oklahoma.. i hope someone is going post videos on youtube of Diana,Andrea and Georgina.. good luck to girls.

That was such an interesting documentary! And it is always nice to see seniors helping juniors, which is what Forminte has done a lot since 2009! Serena don't be sad about the coaches calling the gymnasts sods, its typically Romanian! My parents call me and my brothers lazy and incompetent, but I know they love us (deep down:happy). Its the Romanian way, without it we wouldn't be Romanian!

I hope the girls do well in America, this should be such an exciting competition, I mean they are meeting Nadia Comaneci!!

MartinaE
19th February 2010, 02:24
I love this documentary!! I find it to be very interesting as well.
I was lucky enough to be able and get it on DVD from the person who made the movie. :)

Clau93
19th February 2010, 09:42
I love this documentary!! I find it to be very interesting as well.
I was lucky enough to be able and get it on DVD from the person who made the movie. :)

It REALLY was interesting!!! I am so glad I saw it! WOW that is so lucky!! I can't even remember if I saw it back in 2004...

Serena2010
21st February 2010, 02:41
I wonder who Toma was?? It seems that no one knew who that gymnast was.

OHHHHHH I wonder why Romania is not sending any woman to Cottbus Cup but only men?? And Jesolo, they aren't sending anyone to that competition either.... So sad, I wonder why?

Clau93
21st February 2010, 08:34
I wonder who Toma was?? It seems that no one knew who that gymnast was.

OHHHHHH I wonder why Romania is not sending any woman to Cottbus Cup but only men?? And Jesolo, they aren't sending anyone to that competition either.... So sad, I wonder why?

Coach Toma, wasn't that the wife of that guy who was swearing at the little girls?! Not sure why Romania isn't going to those competitions! I think Forminte needs to really get it in his brain that the girls need experience in order to shine!:cool:

MartinaE
23rd February 2010, 02:52
Does anyone know anything about the injury of Claudia Voicu???? she is replaced at the American Cup. I really hope it is nothing serious.....

Clau93
23rd February 2010, 04:51
Does anyone know anything about the injury of Claudia Voicu???? she is replaced at the American Cup. I really hope it is nothing serious.....

Do you have a source where you got this info from? I don't think we've heard anything about it!

Clau93
24th February 2010, 10:12
Well it has been made official that Claudia is actually injured and that she will not be competiting at this American Cup! If there is any information on how she got injured, please share! We shall have to wait and see what will happen with these world cups and who goes to Euros...i hope this will not be another 2006...

TessaW
25th February 2010, 22:51
Carolina Pislaru competed in the Italian Serie A last weekend. She competed for the team "Ardor Padova" and finished 7th with the team. She competed but did not do very well. VT: 11.95 (4.0) and FX: 10.65 (4.9). Nice that she has competed though, I did not her from her in a long time

http://www.federginnastica.it//materiale//articoli/allegato_4087.pdf