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Olympic Games: No medals for Romania in today’s finals

Cătălina Ponor at the 2016 European Championships in Bern.

We are experiencing an extraordinary Olympics. The level of gymnastics has been defined by many well performed, high difficulty routines and gymnasts who challenge each other to do better or more so that they can reach the podium. One step, one hesitation, the loss of a connection would often differentiate the medalist from the finalist. …

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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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Top 10 Romanian gymnastics moments of the year

Larisa Iordache. Photo: Volker Minkus

1. Larisa Iordache – Floor Final (World Championship, Cancun) Two time European champion, two time World silver medalist, the most successful gymnast at this European Championship, winner of various stages of the World Cup, all of these accomplished this year. Nobody competes more than Larisa Iordache! And nobody makes the Romanian fans happier! 2. Corina …

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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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Larisa Iordache, 2014 Europeans’ most successful gymnast

Larisa Iordache

             The Women’s Artistic Gymnastics European Championships closes today after a full day of junior and senior event finals. Romania gathered six medals today for a total of 9 medals earned at this championship (4 medals for the seniors and 5 for the juniors). Larisa Iordache is the most successful gymnast with two gold, a …

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Euro 2014: Romania, Team European Champion

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                 Injuries, health issues, a young team with two new seniors, all these will be forgotten for just one day as Romania defended today its European team title won in Brussels two years ago. Larisa Iordache, Diana Bulimar, Andreea Munteanu, Ștefania Stănilă and Silvia Zarzu dominated the Sofia competition from the very first rotation and …

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Video: The Romanian seniors in qualification

Larisa Iordache

               Here are the Romanian routines from the qualification competition, in the same order in which they competed on each event: Uneven Bars Beam Floor Vault      

Euro 2014: Seniors wrap up qualifications in second place

Larisa Iordache

              Action continues to build in Sofia, where the European Championships saw the seniors take over the podium today. For Romania, Larisa Iordache, Diana Bulimar, Andreea Munteanu, Ștefania Stănilă and Silvia Zarzu fought for a place in Sunday’s apparatus finals, the team final place being virtually guaranteed. The girls competed in the last subdivision of …

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