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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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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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2013 Worlds: Two finals for Marius Berbecar

Marius Berbecar

While the qualification competition continues tomorrow with the second part of the women’s competition (which also includes Larisa Iordache and Sandra Izbașa), the men ended their two day qualification effort today. Except Cristian Bațagă, who is already known as the All-arounder of the Romanian team, the other four gymnasts competed only on their best events …

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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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2013 Romanian Nationals: Men’s competition

CSM/LPS Bistrița, CS Dinamo & CSM Lugoj

… The two day competition held in Bucharest early September was a 12 hour a day gymnastics event, putting together both junior and senior gymnasts, MAG and WAG. The men’s competition did include many more gymnasts than the women’s mainly due to the fact that we do have more senior gymnasts in MAG. The last …

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Photos: Romanian Nationals – Day 2

Sandra Izbasa

  Photos from Day 2 of the 2013 Romanian Nationals: event finals.

Photos: Romanian Nationals – Day 1

Dora Vulcan

  Photos from the Team and All-around finals at the 2013 Romanian Nationals.

Romania, 7th at the Kazan Universiade

Cristian Bațagă. Photo: Volker Minkus

Romania was represented by five of the National MAG team members at the 2013 University Games in Kazan, Russia – the women’s team did not sent any representative at this competition. In Flavius Koczi’s absence, the following would be the best male line up Romania would currently have to offer: Marius Berbecar, Ovidiu Buidoșo, Cristian …

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