Team Romania - (Worlds) Qualification Videos - Vault and Bars


Ana Porgras (13.90/5.0)

Diana Chelaru (14.633/5.8)

Amelia Racea (14.4/5.8)

Raluca Haidu (14.366/5.8)

Catalina Ponor (14.766/5.8)

Uneven Bars
Diana Bulimar (12.433/5.4)

Raluca Haidu (13.833/6.0)

Amelia Racea (13.666)

Ana Porgras (12.666/6.0)

Diana Chelaru (13.533/5.5)

Over-scored... nothing really
Underscored: plenty... absolutely all the vaults. One question: what was wrong with Ana Porgras's vault?
The highlights: Diana Blimar's UB dismount, Pitic nailing all combinations,
My gymnast of the second half: Raluca Haidu.

What did you think of the scores?

Team Romania - (Worlds) Qualifications videos - Beam and Floor

The qualifications videos have finally arrived (thanks to piibuna on youtube). I was extremely curious how harsh were Romania really judged. After seeing the videos, I can say that they were sometimes underscored, rarely over scored and most of the times very fairly scored.

Balance Beam
Amelia Racea (14.733/ 6.1 D)

Diana Bulimar (14.066/6.3)

Catalina Ponor (15.00/6.3)

Ana Porgras (14.4/6.5)

Raluca Haidu (14.533/6.2)

Floor Exercise

Raluca Haidu (13.733/5.5)

Diana Chelaru (14.233/ 5.8)

Ana Porgras (13.866/5.6)

Diana Bulimar (14.4/5.8)

Catalina Ponor (14.2/5.8)

- The most over-scored in this batch was Raluca Haidu's BB;
- The most under-scored was Diana Bulimar's floor;
- The highlights were Raluca's and Amelia's opening passes on BB as well as Diana Bulimar's BB routine (except for the fall);
- My favorite gymnast so far - Diana Bulimar.


Romania return home without medals

Bellu: "Some drastic measures must be taken...  Because this counter performance, for which I take full responsibility, must be left behind. Probably we made a wrong assessment and we were mistaken thinking some of the girls are able to do more and want more. For me the problem that remains is how these girls are doing so well in training and are unable to keep the rhythm during the competition and cannot regroup in order to overcome the mistakes they make.
It is a catastrophic result, let's not revolve around small words. I am waiting for the federation to draw some conclusions, I take responsibility for the failure although it is very difficult considering the amount of work we have put in this. We have a recipe that worked before Sydney and Athens but maybe the girls are made of a different dough. We will return to the gym and we will give up the label that the girls are unable to cope with a harsh training schedule. The ones that can cope with it will remain, the ones who cannot cope will not."
Ana Porgras: "I am glad I managed to focus and have a good (AA) final. I am thinking about London but I know that we must wake up after these Worlds and work hard in the gym. The elegance prize is nice, I feel honored but a medal in the event finals would have been better."

Source: Prosport


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"...there are a lot of great professionals out there, they know the girls that have passed through, they know the ones that have done quality gymnastics... I expect they will keep the scores the way they started until the and and that is all we can hope for"

Bad day for Romania at Worlds

My heart breaks for these girls...
Photo by Brigid McCarthy


So far so good...

Anna Li
photo credit: Brigid McCarthy
Anna Li is injured and although she is trying to think positive and she says she may compete and keeps pushing, I don't see  this happening.
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I am positive Marta will put in TF the top three scores from qualifications, so of course that stage will be decisive. But's let's play this little game :)