Category Archive: International

Romania in 5th at L’International Gymnix

Denisa Golgota

Alisia Botnaru (15), Denisa Golgota (14), Ioana Crișan (15) and Olivia Cîmpian (15) are part of the Romanian Junior National team training in Deva under former National team coach Nicolae Forminte. The four were selected to represent Romania in the junior competition at L’International Gymnix in Montreal, Canada. The event was dominated by the United …

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Romanian Rhythmic gymnasts attend the Moscow Grand Prix

Alice David

               One of the most important Rhythmic gymnastics competitions at the beginning of the season is the Moscow Grand Prix. This event manages to bring together some of the top gymnasts in the world, who get to perform their new routines for the first time this year. 2016 is …

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Bronze medal for Laura Aniței in Estonia

Laura Anitei @ Miss Valentine 2016

          Three gymnasts from the Anghel Saligny Club in Iași competed at this year´s Miss Valentine in Estonia, under the supervision of coaches Cătălina and Constantin Radu. This event has typically opened the Rhythmic gymnastics season since 1995 and is considered one of the largest competitions in the world, with 1200 gymnasts from …

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Five medals for Romania’s Rhythmic gymnasts in Budapest

Luiza Filorianu @ Bucharest World Cup

                   Ana Luiza Filiorianu and juniors Denisa Mailat and Alice David competed for Romania in the finals of the Gracia Fair International Tournament, held in Budapest this past weekend. Gymnasts from three different Romanian clubs (Olimpia București, CSM Ploiești, CSM Arad) were present at the competition which saw Luiza Filiorianu come away with …

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Silver for Ana Luiza Filiorianu at the Gracia Fair Cup

Luiza Filiorianu @ 2015 Bucharest World Cup

           Ana Luiza Filiorianu kicked off the 2016 season with a silver medal in the All-around at the Gracia Fair Cup in Budapest. The Bucharest native, who trains at the Olimpia Club with Maria Gîrbă, gathered a total of 68 points and two scores of over 17 to place one point …

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Baku 2015: Romania in the first day of team finals

Marius Berbecar. Photo: Volker Minkus

The first European Games ever. The first gymnastics day in Baku. Almost 7 hours of mixed competition (men and women competed at the same time) with both the team medals and the qualifications to the individual finals at stake. A new competition format, better known by the Rhythmic or Aerobic gymnasts, is on trial here. …

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Silver medal for Larisa Iordache on floor

Larisa Iordache

                 The Nanning Artistic Gymnastics World Championships ended today with the second day of event finals. Romania was represented by Larisa Iordache in the beam and floor finals, with a very good chance of medaling in both of them. After she had managed to put together three consistent …

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Larisa Iordache, World All-around silver medalist

Larisa Iordache, Simone Biles and Kyla Ross

              Larisa Iordache’s talent drew the attention of both gymnastics’ specialists and fans ever since her Junior years and Romania expected her to explode into the gymnastics world at the 2012 London Olympics, in her first senior year. Although Larisa has been one of the most successful gymnasts of …

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Romania, fourth in the women’s team final

Larisa Iordache

            After the Romanian team wrapped up a disappointing qualification round in seventh place, Larisa Iordache, Andreea Munteanu, Ștefania Stănilă, Ana Maria Ocolișan and Paula Tudorache went into the team final more determined to improve on this performance and ended up fighting for the bronze medal against Russia and Italy. …

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Ana Luiza Filiorianu, fourth at the Youth Olympics

Ana Luiza Filiorianu

          After an entire week dedicated to Artistic Gymnastics, Rhythmic Gymnastics took over the  Youth Olympic Games podium these past two days. For the first time in the short history of this competition, Romania was represented in the Rhythmic events as well, by a young gymnast with a lot of potential. At …

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