Tag Archive: Silvia Zarzu

Rio Test Event. The Romanian women’s team sees their Olympic chances fading away

Anamaria Ocolisan

A truly difficult day for Romanian Artistic Gymnastics, a position this team was not familiar with after so many successful years in the world’s elite but which is logical when considering the low number of healthy gymnasts Romania has had at its disposal in recent years. We could look at the format of this competition …

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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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Euro 2014: Romania, Team European Champion

Romania

                 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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How to follow the action at the 2014 Artistic Euros

The Romanian senior team

              The week all Artistic Gymnastics fans have been waiting for is finally here! The European Championships kick started today in Sofia with the junior podium training. This week, the girls – both junior and senior – are taking the stage in Bulgaria with the men following the week after. The Romanian teams are no …

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Romania wins the last official test before the European Championships

Team and All-around podiums

               In less than a month, the Romanian junior and senior teams will head to Bulgaria for the European Championships, where they will fight for the most coveted European medals, those of the team competition, awarded once every two years. In preparation for this Championship, the Romanian coaches sent two complete teams to face off …

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