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Rio Olympics: Three Romanians in three finals


Cătălina Ponor, Marian Drăgulescu and Andrei Muntean made it to one Olympic final each during this weekend‘s qualification events. Despite the huge amount of pressure, caused mainly by the Romanian teams not being present at these Games (this was, probably, the most talked about fact during the opening ceremony when Cătălina led the Romanian delegation …

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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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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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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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Romania brings home the 2013 Swiss Cup

Swiss Cup Zurich 2013

Romania’s top two gymnasts at the moment, Larisa Iordache and Andrei Muntean, continued their Swiss competitions week by taking part in the 2013 Swiss Cup, held in Zurich. This event has an unique format, bringing together pairs of gymnasts from the same country who compete on three events each. It includes two preliminary rounds, where …

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Larisa and Andrei on the podium of the Arthur Gander Memorial

Larisa Iordache

Photo: Volker Minkus Together with the upcoming Swiss Cup, the Arthur Gander Memorial is one of the most important gymnastics competitions held in Switzerland, alternating each year between the cities of Chiasso and Morges. The Romanians have been very successful in the past editions of this one day event both in the women’s and the …

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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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