Olympic Games: No medals for Romania in today’s finals

Cătălina Ponor at the 2016 European Championships in Bern.

We are experiencing an extraordinary Olympics. The level of gymnastics has been defined by many well performed, high difficulty routines and gymnasts who challenge each other to do better or more so that they can reach the podium. One step, one hesitation, the loss of a connection would often differentiate the medalist from the finalist. …

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Rio Olympics: Three Romanians in three finals

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Cătălina Ponor, Marian Drăgulescu and Andrei Muntean made it to one Olympic final each during this weekend‘s qualification events. Despite the huge amount of pressure, caused mainly by the Romanian teams not being present at these Games (this was, probably, the most talked about fact during the opening ceremony when Cătălina led the Romanian delegation …

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The most interesting routines of the 2016 Romanian Nationals

Ioana Crișan, Larisa Iordache and Carmen Glăvan made up the All-around podium.

Cluj hosted the Artistic Gymnastics Romanian Nationals last weekend, in the very same arena that will host next year‘s European Championship. Apart from the national titles, the last two spots for the Rio Olympics (one for the ladies and another for the men) were also at stake here. Going into this competition, Cătălina Ponor struggled …

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Romania, third in the medal ranking at the Aerobic Worlds

Corina Constantin

Romanian Aerobic Gymnastics manages, with every year and every new generation, to remain among the “superpowers” of this sport and 2016 was no exception. As with every major Aerobic competition, all events are squeezed into 3 intense days with gymnasts competing many times in the same day. A fan can spend numerous hours in the …

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Corina Constantin, noua campioană mondială la gimnastică aerobică

Corina Constantin

Campioana Europei la individual (două titluri europene deține Corina!), campioana Jocurilor Mondiale și, de acum, campioana lumii! Corina Constantin a reușit, astăzi, printr-o evoluție excepțională în finala individuală a Campionatului Mondial din Coreea de Sud, să câștige singurul titlu care îi mai lipsea din palmares. Era a treia finală mondială pentru ea, după locul al …

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Rio Test Event. The Romanian women’s team sees their Olympic chances fading away

Anamaria Ocolisan

A truly difficult day for Romanian Artistic Gymnastics, a position this team was not familiar with after so many successful years in the world’s elite but which is logical when considering the low number of healthy gymnasts Romania has had at its disposal in recent years. We could look at the format of this competition …

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Rio Test Event. Romania’s MAG team out of the Olympics

Medals of the 2012 London Olympic Games

The men’s competition at the Rio Test Event is now over after three subdivisions which saw the 8 teams taking part – Belgium, Canada, Spain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania and Ukraine – give it their all for a chance to compete at the Olympic Games. It was a very good competition for the majority …

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Rio Test Event. The Romanian MAG team in third before the final subdivision

The Romanian Artistic Gymnastics Men´s Team
Photo: Marian Dragulescu Official Facebook

Any elite gymnast is already very familiar with the pressure surrounding any big event but the Rio Test Event increases that pressure threefold for Romanian Artistic Gymnastics. Both Romanian teams get one more chance to qualify for the Olympics. One competition, one final opportunity to book the tickets back to Rio this summer (otherwise, three Romanians would …

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Romania in second in the ROU-BEL-GER meet

Andreea Iridon

The German, Belgian and Romanian WAG teams, direct competitors for a ticket to the Olympics at the upcoming Rio Test Event, met today in Mouscron (Belgium) for one last friendly meet before they will be heading out to Brasil. Diana Bulimar, Cătălina Ponor, Denisa Stanciu, Silvia Zarzu, Andreea Iridon, Dora Vulcan and Maria Holbură competed …

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The road to Rio: comebacks, medals and the first names for the test event

Diana Bulimar

The first names for the Rio test event, where the last tickets for the Olympic Games will be at stake, were announced last week. Cătălina Ponor, Diana Bulimar, Laura Jurca, Anamaria Ocolișan, Dora Vulcan, Silvia Zarzu and Anda Butuc were nominated for the WAG team (with Larisa Iordache injured and out for the event). Romania …

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