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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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3 gold medals for Larisa Iordache at the Doha World Cup

Podium sol

Diana Bulimar, Larisa Iordache and Isabela Onishko              The Doha World Cup is quickly becoming the season start favourite for the Romanian senior team. For the second year in a row, the top WAG and MAG Romanian gymnasts were sent to compete at this event, with Larisa Iordache, Diana Bulimar (who is coming back from …

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Larisa Iordache, Marius Berbecar and Corina Constantin, Romania’s Gymnasts of the Year

Marius Berbecar, Corina Constantin & Larisa Iordache

  Photos: Volker Minkus / Carmen Manda The Romanian Gymnastics Federation released the 2013 standings for the two gymnastics branches under its responsibility: Artistic and Aerobic (Rhythmic Gymnastics has  its own independent Federation and will announce its selection separately). In 2013, Romanian Artistic gymnastics gathered 1 World and 7 European medals while Aerobic brought in …

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Watch the replay of the 2013 Worlds

Sandra Izbasa

Didn’t get the chance to watch this year’s Artistic Gymnastics World Championships live? Then here’s a compilation of all the finals for you to enjoy… … Women’s competition … All-Around Vault Uneven Bars Balance Beam Floor … Men‘s competition … All-around Floor Pommel Horse Still Rings Vault Parallel Bars Horizontal Bar – Part 1 Horizontal …

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2013 Worlds: Bronze medal on floor for Larisa Iordache

Larisa Iordache

Romania ended its efforts at this World Championship bringing home a bronze medal on floor. This is an improvement from the last Worlds where no medal was won but going through today´s routines is probably going to be painful for Romanian fans. Tonight, favorite Romanian events caused problems for the three gymnasts who had all …

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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 Worlds: Romanian podium training videos

Marius Berbecar

Marius Berbecar. Photo: Volker Minkus The official competition at the 2013 Antwerp World Championships starts tomorrow. Until then, let’s take a look at some videos with the Romanian women during the podium training. Although no videos with the men’s team are available, here’s Marius (photo) training on his favorite apparatus. Larisa Iordache Sandra Izbașa Ștefania Stănilă …

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