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Aerobic: 2 golds and a silver medal for Romania at the World Cup

The Romanian Aerobic National team members travelled to the Azores Islands this week for the next stage of the Aerobic World Cup. As we are used to seeing from them, they took home 3 medals: 2 golds and one silver. Andreea Bogati (2 gold medals) and Corina Constantin (gold and silver) were the most successful gymnasts of the Romanian team. Andreea – Mixed Pairs World Champion last year, together with Valentin Mavrodineanu – changed her partner and is now working alongside Cristian Iordan. Nonetheless, she managed to maintain her no.1 status by winning both competitions she participated in.

Corina Constantin (photo), 2011 European Individual Women’s champion, won the qualification competition in front of Sara Moreno – current World Champion on the event – but narrowly lost the final to the Spaniard, with the Artistic score differentiating the two. Here is Corina’s performance from qualification:

The Romanian trio – Andreea Bogati, Corina Constantin and Anca Surdu – dominated both the qualifications and the final. Both times, the girls received the highest Artistic, Execution and Difficulty scores of the competition.

Cristian Iordan (fourth place in the individual event) and Andreea Bogati won Mixed Pairs during the two days of competition. As an important note, the Romanians received the highest difficulty scores of the competition, with one exception (the individual men’s event).

Another Romanian presence at this competition was that of Elena Roșca, a Portuguese gymnast of Romanian origins, who won a silver and two bronze medals.

Here are the scores and links to the routines:

   

Individual Men

Qualification

Final

Cristian Iordan

19.750 (5)

20.125 (4)

Individual Women

Corina Constantin

20.650 (1)

20.950 (2)

Mixed Pairs

Andreea Bogati – Cristian Iordan

19.850 (1)

19.950 (1)

Trio

A.Bogati – C.Constantin – A.Surdu

20.744 (1)

20.844 (1)

The Romanian gymnasts are training for the two major competitions of the season – the Cali World Games and the European Championships in France. Their next competition will be next weekend’s Borovets World Cup in Bulgaria.

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