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Olympic Games: No medals for Romania in today’s finals

Cătălina Ponor at the 2016 European Championships in Bern.

We are experiencing an extraordinary Olympics. The level of gymnastics has been defined by many well performed, high difficulty routines and gymnasts who challenge each other to do better or more so that they can reach the podium. One step, one hesitation, the loss of a connection would often differentiate the medalist from the finalist. …

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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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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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Remember: 2001 Ghent World Championships

Andreea Raducan

How about taking a walk down memory lane and remembering some of those amazing championships where the Romanian gymnasts shined? Luckily, there is a large number of those, so we’ll start a whole new series of articles on this topic… First in line, my favorite World Championship ever: the 2001 Ghent edition! Here are some …

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Marian Dragulescu: The biggest achievement as a coach would be to continue your work through your pupils.

Marian Dragulescu, Prosport

8 World and 9 European titles, 3 Olympic medals – a silver and 2 bronze – retirements and comebacks, doubling gold medals at the same meet, injuries, sacrifices but also a rebel character. Marian officially retired last month but is staying with gymnastics as a coach at Steaua Club. Here´s Marian Drăgulescu´s recent interview for …

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2011 Romanian Gymnastics Gala

2011 Romanian Gymnastics Gala

2011 is over and everyone is looking forward to more and better gymnastics in 2012. Brussels and London are almost around the corner and our only wishes are to see our guys up there on the podium and listen to the Romanian anthem as many times as possible. But until then GymnasticsNoCeiling, GymFever, TARE magazine, …

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