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Andreea Munteanu, 3 medals at L’international Gymnix

L’international Gymnix” (Canada) has given us the chance to watch some of our top Juniors in action for the past 2 days. Andreea Munteanu (1998), 2012 Junior European silver medalist, Paula Tudorache (1998), 2012 Junior European bronze medalist and Laura Jurcă (1999) represented Romania at the competition, with Andreea Iridon (1999), probably the best Romanian Junior at the moment, just missing out due to some visa problem (according to Fangymnastics.com).

We were excited to see Andreea‘s comeback after she missed out on most of last year’s season due to injury. The last time we had seen her was at the Brussels Europeans in May, where she took home 4 medals. Clearly, Andreea didn’t disappoint this time around either, impressing on beam and floor. The team / All-around final didn’t go as well as we had hoped, though, since the day started off with a scare when Andreea hit the bar on her dismount and ended with Laura’s injury on floor – sprained ankle, apparentlywhich ended her competition. Had she performed a solid bars routine, Andreea would have won a medal, if not gold….

Other than that, Andreea came back strong on the other apparatus to finish fourth in the All-around and make the other three finals with the top score on beam and second best on floor. Paula was a steady – and elegant – performer on all apparatus, making two finals (beam and bars) and Laura showed her strength and rhythm on bars. No need to mention Romania came first on beam…

Scores and links to videos here:

All-Around

Vault

Bars

Beam

Floor

Total

Andreea Munteanu

13.866

10.800

14.033

13.833

52.532

Paula Tudorache

12.666

12.266

13.300

12.300

50.532

Laura Jurcă

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11.800

12.833

10.933

35.566

Andreea had a very good second day, on the other hand, and came back to win 2 finals (beam and floor) and another bronze medal on vault.

Event Finals

Vault

Bars

Beam

Floor

Andreea Munteanu

12.767 (3rd)

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14.266 (1st)

13.833 (1st)

Paula Tudorache

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12.800 (6th)

12.900 (4th)

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Here are Andreea’s two winning routines:

A big ”Thank you!” to Serena Powell and Fangymnastics Blog for supplying photos and videos of our girls!

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