Category Archive: National

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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Alexandra Piscupescu officially retires at the Bucharest World Cup

Alexandra Piscupescu. Photo: Carmen Manda

Alexandra Piscupescu. More photos from the World Cup here.            Not more than a week ago, the most important event of the year in Romanian gymnastics, the second stage of the Rhythmic World Cup, organized in Bucharest by the Romanian Rhythmic Federation, ended with a very special moment for the fans …

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Biographies: Gabriela Drăgoi

Gabriela Dragoi. Photo: Volker Minkus

                   Maybe Gabriela Drăgoi is not one of those gymnasts who have won dozens of medals in international competitions but she is one of the most loved Romanian gymnasts in recent history. Today I have chosen to talk about her achievements and especially about the beauty of …

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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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Biographies: Daniela Silivaș

Daniela Silivaș at the 1985 European Championships

              Daniela Viorica Silivaș – Harper will always be known as one of gymnastics’ brightest stars and we feel proud she represents the Romanian school of gymnastics. Photo by Tom Theobald               She was born in the Romanian capital of gymnastics, Deva (May 9th, 1972) and had a very successful career, winning medal after medal …

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Liliana Cosma: We’ll do our best to find talent for 2024

Liliana Cosma

                Liliana Cosma offered a very interesting interview to Romania’s news agency Agerpres, talking about her career as a gymnast and as a coach, her hopes for the Deva Olympic Center, where she is the head coach and the newly unveiled national selection program. Find a translation of this interview here. Photo: Agerpres                 With …

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Top 10 Romanian gymnastics moments of the year

Corina Constantin, Andreea Bogati & Anca Surdu

Corina Constantin, Andreea Bogati and Anca Surdu – Trio Final (European Championship, Arques) Romanian Aerobic gymnastics continues at the top of the World rankings. In 2013, the Romanian gymnasts won all major competitions of the season: the World Cup, European Championship and World Games, in different events. The women’s trio was always on the podium, …

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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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2013 Rhythmic Romanian Cup: photos and performances

Andreea Verdeș

Andreea Verdeș. Photo © Dan Mareș The 2013 Romanian Cup, one of the most important internal Rhythmic gymnastics competitions of the year, was held in Bucharest at the beginning of this month with the top six gymnasts in the country per category taking part. This time, the competition included a new event dedicated to the …

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Mulțumim, Flavius Koczi!

Flavius Koczi & Marian Drăgulescu

One of the most well known Romanian gymnasts of recent years, Flavius Koczi, has decided to retire from gymnastics after about 19 years dedicated to this sport. He  was part of the elite for seven years and two Olympics, bringing home at least a medal in each European Championship since turning senior in 2006. A …

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