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Romanian Gymnastics Fan of the Month: Hector Magallanes

Many thanks to all of you who have already submitted your story to romanian.gymnastics.fans@gmail.com! We will be selecting one of your stories each month and publishing it right here, both in English and Romanian.

We have selected Hector Magallanes as this month´s Romanian Gymnastics FAN OF THE MONTH. Thank you Hector for supporting Romanian Gymnastics!

 

Here is his story:

 

English version:

It all started with the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. I didn’t know anything about it, I didn’t even see the opening of the Games. One morning, I woke up very early and I just turned on the TV. They were showing gymnastics! The first gymnast I saw was Sandra Izbasa but she was just finishing her routine…When I saw her I said: “Wow, she is beautiful and wonderful in what she does”. But after her, Steliana Nistor followed and she was amazing! So beautiful I was falling in love a little bit… I saw her entire routine and she was excellent that day. When she finished, her name appeared on the screen. I was just thinking at that moment: “Should I write down her name?!….. naaah! I don’t think so…….Should I???… Nooo, I don’t think so, maybe it´s hard to find her on the Internet….“ In the end I decided to do it and after that I was looking for information, everything about Romanian gymnastics, about the girls … On another day I found Steliana Nistor on Facebook and I couldn’t believe it was really her! Then I met the other girls and honestly, they’re great people, all of them! For me Romanians are great people; I like to talk to them, they have taught me some Romanian and I love the language. As I am a musician (not a professional one), they inspire me to write music for them and learn their floor pieces. That is something that inspires me to make art! They are beautiful and talented, it is impossible not to say that. I try to keep updated with gymnastics competitions because here we don´t have channels or news about gymnastics – but thanks to my good friend Serena Powell, I try to keep in touch with everything….

And well, ever since those Olympic Games (thank God!) I support them in everything and I would love to know Romania! I pray to God to take care of all of them and let them be successful!

Versiunea in limba română:

Totul a inceput odată cu Jocurile Olimpice de la Beijing din 2008. Nu știam nimic despre ele, nici măcar nu văzusem deschiderea Jocurilor. Intr-o dimineață, m-am trezit foarte devreme si am aprins televizorul. Transmiteau gimnastică! Prima gimnastă pe care am văzut-o a fost Sandra Izbașa dar ea tocmai iși termina exercițiul…Cănd am văzut-o, mi-am zis: „Wow, e atât de frumoasă și minunată in ceea ce face.” După ea a urmat Steliana Nistor si a fost impresionantă! Atât de frumoasă incât m-am indrâgostit puțin….i-am urmărit evoluția, excelenta in ziua aceea. Când a terminat, numele ei a apărut pe ecran. In acel moment mă gândeam: „Sa îmi notez numele ei? Nu, mai bine nu. Să o fac? Nu, nu cred, poate e dificil sa găsesc informații pe internet despre ea.” Dar intr-un final m-am hotarât si după asta, am inceput sa caut informații, totul despre gimnastics românească, despre fete…Intr-o altă zi, am găsit-o pe Steliana Nistor pe Facebook si nu puteam sa cred ca era chiar ea! Apoi le-am intâlnit pe fete și sincer, sunt niște oameni minunați, toate! Pentru mine românii sunt oameni minunați. Imi place sa vorbesc cu ei, m-au invățat puțină română și îmi place limba. Sunt muzician si ma inspiră sa scriu muzică pentru ele si sa invăț muzica pe care o folosesc la sol. Asta ma îndeamnă sa creez. Sunt frumoase si talentate, este imposibil sa nu spun asta. Incerc sa fiu la curent cu competițiile de gimnastică pentru că aici nu avem canale sau știri despre gimnastică – datorită prietenei mele Serena Powell sunt la curent cu ce se intâmplă….Ei bine, de la aceste Jocuri Olimpice (mulțumesc lui Dumnezeu :)) le susțin in tot ceea ce fac și mi-ar plâcea sa cunosc România! Sper sa aibă grijă de ele si sa aibă cât mai mult succes.

 

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