Tag Archive: Laura Jurca

Romania in second in the ROU-BEL-GER meet

Andreea Iridon

The German, Belgian and Romanian WAG teams, direct competitors for a ticket to the Olympics at the upcoming Rio Test Event, met today in Mouscron (Belgium) for one last friendly meet before they will be heading out to Brasil. Diana Bulimar, Cătălina Ponor, Denisa Stanciu, Silvia Zarzu, Andreea Iridon, Dora Vulcan and Maria Holbură competed …

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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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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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Laura Jurca in the event finals of the Youth Olympic Games

Laura Jurca

                    This weekend’s event finals ended the Artistic Gymnastics week at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in China. Although Romania’s Laura Jurca was among the competition’s favorites and had made it to all the finals, she did not manage to wrap it all up with the medal …

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Laura Jurca, seventh at the Youth Olympic Games

Laura Jurca. Photo: Volker Minkus

                    Just a few years ago, the famous school of gymnastics in Deva presented a new generation of gymnasts with a lot of potential for the Rio Olympic Games. Among those gymnasts who openly declared their love for the uneven bars were Andreea Iridon, Adela Florea, …

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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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Euro 2014: Laura Jurca, silver medal in the Junior All-Around

Junior All-around podium

               Laura Jurca and Andreea Iridon represented Romania in today’s Junior All-Around final. The girls had qualified third and ninth, respectively, and were hoping to be able to improve on that. Even before the start of the European Championships, Laura was considered as one of the favorites for a medal in this final due to her …

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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


                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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