Romanians at Top Gym

Paula Tudorache - BB:

Paula Tudorache UB:

Paula Tudorache  FX:

Paula Tudorache VT:

Stefania Stanila UB:

Stefania Stanila FX:

Stefania Stanila BB:

Stefania Stanila 1st VT:

Stefania Stanila 2nd VT:

Thank you, Dutchfan33 for uploading these!

Missing Sandra Izbasa

because she is not boring without ever being over the top:
 "I want to thank the people that are following us in competitions. Gymnastics is a sport for intelligent people. You have to understand how the code of points works and why the judges give 14's, 15s or 13s. Because when they don't get it, people don't watch". She is glad when she sees fans shaking banners . She salutes them in the gym because she doesn't have a Facebook account or a personal site. (full article HERE)

I cannot stop wondering where the team would have been in Tokyo with a healthy Sandra Izbasa throwing vaults like these:


Romania in the News: November 21st to 27th

The Couch Gymnast: Italian Juniors dominated the meet against Romania, Germany and Finland held  in the weekend 19th-20th of November (HERE)

Prosport: Nadia and Bart visited Disneyland for Thanksgiving (HERE)

Adevarul: Catalina Ponor opens up about  2011Worlds and being a gymnast in Romania (HERE) ! Bonus: A very good translation by Fangymnastics (HERE)

Gazeta Sporturilor: Bela Karoly's reaction to an article published in the Romanian press saying that it was in fact another coach, Marcel Duncan, that discovered Nadia (HERE)

Fangymnastics: Paula Tudorache and Stefania Stanila place 14th and 18th respectively at Top Gym (HERE)

Jurnalul National: Complete list of sportsmen and women that medaled at Olympics, Worlds and Euros and benefit of the financial reward that was re-re-debated two weeks ago- includes the monthly pay in Romanian Lei (HERE)

Fangymnastics: A translation of an older interview with Catalina Ponor (HERE)

Evenimentul zilei: The gymnasts want to be the "golden girls" again - article featuring Catalina Ponor and Sandra Izbasa (HERE)

A poll for Romanian Gymnastics

Fangymnastics is starting a project to support Romanian Gymnastics. The preliminary phase consists of gathering some essential info from other gymnastics enthusiasts. If you want to help this initiative, please follow one of the links:

English version here!

Romanian version here!