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Rio Test Event. Romania’s MAG team out of the Olympics

Medals of the 2012 London Olympic Games

The men’s competition at the Rio Test Event is now over after three subdivisions which saw the 8 teams taking part – Belgium, Canada, Spain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania and Ukraine – give it their all for a chance to compete at the Olympic Games. It was a very good competition for the majority …

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Rio Test Event. The Romanian MAG team in third before the final subdivision

The Romanian Artistic Gymnastics Men´s Team
Photo: Marian Dragulescu Official Facebook

Any elite gymnast is already very familiar with the pressure surrounding any big event but the Rio Test Event increases that pressure threefold for Romanian Artistic Gymnastics. Both Romanian teams get one more chance to qualify for the Olympics. One competition, one final opportunity to book the tickets back to Rio this summer (otherwise, three Romanians would …

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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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2013 World Ranking: Diana Bulimar, first on floor

Diana Bulimar

After the last World Challenge Cup was held last weekend in Osijek, the International Gymnastics Federation announced the 2013 Individual Apparatus World Rankings based on results from the 6 events that make up the 2013 FIG Individual Apparatus World Cup and World Challenge Cup series. The competitions were held in La Roche sur Yon (FRA), …

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Iordache and Bulimar share gold medals in Portugal

Chunsong Shang, Larisa Iordache & Diana Bulimar

It was an interesting weekend for Romanian gymnastics fans with the Romanian team surprising us and attending the Anadia Challenge Cup in Portugal. Larisa Iordache and Diana Bulimar, together with Ovidiu Buidoșo, Andrei Ursache, Marius Berbecar and Andrei Muntean competed in a couple of events, 3 of them also making the finals here. Qualifications Although …

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8 finals for the Romanians at the Moscow Euros

Larisa Iordache (Photo: Volker Minkus)

Qualifications at the Moscow Europeans, undergoing for the past two days, are now officially over. The Romanian gymnasts, both WAG and MAG, did very well to qualify in a number of finals. Flavius Koczi led the men´s camp with two finals on vault and floor followed by Andrei Muntean who finished 2nd on parallel bars …

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Moscow European Championships’ schedule and broadcasting details

Moscow European Championships

Between the 17th and the 21st of April, Moscow will hold the 5th WAG and MAG Gymnastics European Championships. We will not be seeing a team competition this year as it will be exclusively dedicated to individual performances.  The Romanian Gymnastics Federation has already announced the names of the gymnasts going to Moscow: Diana Bulimar …

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4 Romanians at the Cottbus World Cup

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After Flavius Koczi’s success at last weekend’s French Internationals, another four gymnasts from the Romanian National team took the stage for the first time this season at the Cottbus World Cup in Germany: Cristian Bațagă, Vlad Cotuna, Andrei Ursache and Ovidiu Buidoșo. Unfortunately, none of them managed to get into a final at this competition. Larisa and …

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