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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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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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Euro 2014: Three more medals for the Romanian Juniors

Junior Vault and Beam Podiums

                 The last day of the Women´s Artistic Gymnastics European Championships started very early today with Junior Event Finals (the seniors will take the podium in the afternoon session, starting 1pm CET). Romania was represented in three of the four finals and the day started off really well with Laura Jurca´s performance on vault. She …

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Video: Romania in the Junior Team Final

Andra Stoica. Photo: Volker Minkus

               The Romanian Juniors won, yesterday, Romania’s first medal at the 2014 European Championships: team bronze. The  Junior competition will continue on Friday with the All-around, where Romania will be represented by Andreea Iridon and Laura Jurca. As none of the junior events will be streamed live, here are videos from yesterday’s team final:     …

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Euro 2014: Bronze medal for the Romanian junior team

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                The Sofia Artistic Gymnastics European Championships kick started today with a 2 in 1 format competition which included both qualification (for the invididual finals) and the team final for the junior gymnasts. Romania had to wait until the end of the day to perform at this event, together with other contenders for the continental …

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How to follow the action at the 2014 Artistic Euros

The Romanian senior team

              The week all Artistic Gymnastics fans have been waiting for is finally here! The European Championships kick started today in Sofia with the junior podium training. This week, the girls – both junior and senior – are taking the stage in Bulgaria with the men following the week after. The Romanian teams are no …

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Romania wins the last official test before the European Championships

Team and All-around podiums

               In less than a month, the Romanian junior and senior teams will head to Bulgaria for the European Championships, where they will fight for the most coveted European medals, those of the team competition, awarded once every two years. In preparation for this Championship, the Romanian coaches sent two complete teams to face off …

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Andreea Munteanu wins the Jesolo beam final

Andreea Munteanu

         The Jesolo International Throphy continued today, for the first time ever, with apparatus finals for both seniors and juniors. The Romanian gymnasts took part in almost all of them but we would have liked to also watch Andreea Iridon on bars today – this was not possible after she missed bars …

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The Romanian junior team places second at Jesolo

Jesolo Junior podium

              In their preparation for May’s Artistic Gymnastics European Championships, Romania decided to send a team of junior gymnasts at the 2014 edition of the Jesolo Throphy (Italy) made up of Laura Jurca, Andreea Iridon, Andra Stoica, Anda Butuc, Ștefania Orzu and Asiana Peng. They were joined by three of the members of the senior national …

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Results from the 2013 Romanian Junior Nationals

Paula Tudorache, Andreea Munteanu & Ioana Nicoară

 Photo © Dan Mareș The best Romanian junior gymnasts, aged 11 to 15, travelled to Onești for the last major internal competitions of the season, the Romanian Junior National Championship. This event gave us the chance to follow those gymnasts who will probably be part of the Romanian team for Rio as well as those …

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