Category: larisa iordache

“I know Larisa wants to wait to come back/no…

“I know Larisa wants to wait to come back/not go to Stuttgart but I think she should consider just doing UB. Even if she just did bars that could help their total by like 6 points if people fall. I think if she were there Romania could qualify to Tokyo because girls like Ioana, Denisa, and Iulia can get around 13 on bars, then Iordache can get low 14, and their other events are mostly fine if they all hit+don’t get under scored”


2019 Romanian National Team & Updates by Forminte (including injuries, staff problems and Chernobyl)

I gave up translating interviews lately, mostly because there’s not much to say, and if it is, it raises my pulse and I already have issues with that, but huge shout out to @airforcejuanaurelius​ for showing me Forminte’s latest interview and making my day. Gotta admit I missed the entertainment, because if you ignore the absurdity, he is quite the funny guy and below’s proof.

2019 NT – Denisa Golgota, Maria Holbura, Carmen Ghiciuc, Alexandra Mihai, Nica Ivanus, Laura Iacob, Maria Pana, Iulia Berar, Ana Maria Puiu, Ioana Crisan

(Forminte mentions having 10 seniors on the NT, names 9, says he’s forgetting someone, moves on, 2 minutes later remembers Crisan

Golgota will go to Doha and Baku WCs to prepare for Euros. Everyone skipped Jesolo because of the flu which delayed their training. Euros Team will probably be Golgota, Ghiciuc and Iacob, or maybe a miracle will happen with Berar and Puiu and they can get up to date with their training to be able to perform.

Golgota is the only healthy one, Mihai has been out with elbow pain for 2 years – eventually had surgery, Crisan has been struggling for 2 years with a twisted ankle – turns out she will also have surgery (‘to do something to her, I don’t know what, ‘cause I’m not a doctor’ – Forminte). Berar and Puiu have been out for 6 months due to ‘common pains’ (‘I’ve never seen such a generation before’ – Forminte).  Later on, he brags about how girls don’t get injured in Deva, apparently all the issues are from before, when they trained at the club.

He names several things contributing to the state of gymnastics, like how gymnasts aren’t as strong as before, you know, due to nutrition and Chernobyl (yes, he actually said that). Also, narrow selection pool, parents being too involved, no choreographer, no doctors on the NT (he has a point with the poor medical staff, though), etc. 

He mentions how, usually, when they have requests to local authorities, they usually get the standard response – ‘there’s no money’, but goes on to say that ‘fortunately, gymnastics can’t complain, as it has everything it needs to function, but we struggle with the staff, such as a choreographer, or a doctor.’ – Idk if he genuinely thinks they can’t find them in all of Romania, because, apparently, it’s not about the money?

The interviewer says he read about Larisa trying to come back and asks Forminte for more info, to which he responds ‘why would you think I’d know more about it?’ Turns out he read from the media that Larisa had the 3rd surgery and is trying to find a solution to train in Bucharest or Izvorani. She didn’t get in touch with him, so he doesn’t know what’s up with that.

Blames others for keep saying that there’s no hope for this generation which makes the girls and their parents lose motivation, totally ‘forgetting’ how he said that himself idk how many times.

Larisa Iordache Updates

She’s feeling well and hopes that at the end of the month when she’ll go to a final check-up the doctor will give her the green light to start training.

It’s been more than a year since she got injured and had 3 surgeries so far.

She tried to stay away from the gym for a while to see if she can get used to it, but it’s been hard which is why she wants to come back since she feels at home in the gym.

The hardest moment was after her 2nd surgery when she did 7 months of recovery for nothing. The tendon was still half torn, so recovery was still painful and she couldn’t make any progress. However, after going to Vienna for her 3rd surgery thanks to B&B she feels well, so it doesn’t matter now.

She hopes to make it to 2019 Worlds and some small meets before that to be able to get used to competing again.

The Tokyo Olympics is her goal and it would be a dream to get there, but can’t say if it will actually happen, she just hopes to be healthy.

Friends and family motivated her, and besides, gymnastics is her passion so that’s what gave her hope. Also, people wanting to see her back and telling her they missed her and her gymnastics inspire her and make her stronger.

“It’s obvious Larisa and Didi are not …

“It’s obvious Larisa and Didi are not friends anymore. Does anyone know what happened between them?”

“Since 2015 Ioana Crisan increases her SV on b…

“Since 2015 Ioana Crisan increases her SV on bars by 8 tenths, Denisa by over 2 points and Larisa by … 0.2. So tell again how the Moldovan should take over the national team and the best bars coaches eva.”

“In 7 years since 2010 Larisa increased her BB…

“In 7 years since 2010 Larisa increased her BB SV only by 4 tenths. After Forminte left, Belu and Bitang only taught her 2 skills, the layout and the layout full. Then the Moldovan came in 2015 and she leans no new skill, no new connection. So why is she not raining under Forminte and Cosma yet???”

“I miss seeing Larisa and Diana together, th…

“I miss seeing Larisa and Diana together, they don’t even seem to be friends anymore.”



“I wish that in January Larisa will go to De…

“I wish that in January Larisa will go to Deva to be coached by Forminte. There she could learn an Amanar, al the skills Deni trains on floor, and she would have a better perspective on bars and beam. Lili Cosma’s Munteanu could after all defeat Lari on beam in 2015. And on bars Lari only learned a Fabricvnova since 2015, and increased her SV by 0.2 only. No offence for the Moldovans but I feel like Lari is is wasting herself in Bucharest while she could do better.”



New Larisa interview Idk if anyone had done this yet

Larisa was interviewed in a TVR piece last night that is available here or at least is available to me bc I’m part of her FB fangroup 😂

Morgi is the cutest

It might not be entirely correct but I tried 😅 It starts out with the interviewer asking Morgan and Simone if they have a message for her, Morgan says she’s such a big fan and it would be awesome if she came back, Simone says she hopes she gets well soon and hopes to be back competing with her.

Larisa says she is happy there is a friendship, and to see that they appreciate her just like she appreciates them. She is asked how it feels to commentate instead of compete and she says she had the most emotions for the Romanian team because she didn’t know how they felt during competition or how they accommodated in Doha, and of the other competitors, some can improve and there is potential, and some she watched with great admiration. She says in about 3 months she will do the penultimate control when the doctor will tell her if she can go back to training. She will continue rehab on her own until then and as soon as she can enter the gym, she will.

Her goal for when she gets back to the gym, is to form with the girls a team that can not be beaten, and individually to leave the pressure aside, prepare to her maximum potential, and be careful to what she has to do. With ‘a team that can not be beaten’ I assume she means a psychological solid one because she adds that the important thing is that they complete each other, listen to each other, even if they’re younger everyone’s opinion counts, and she learned this over the years, from the older athletes that taught her a lot and was very important, then she says smth I didn’t understand about how it is very important that it is a good day when elite athlete enters the gym and stay there for hours…I guess it’s about training environment

After a year out she sort of found herself again, she is rested, she now can say she enters the gym with new forces, with pleasure, maybe even more than before. She is sure that if she is in the gym, is doing what she loves, has fun with it as she has until now and now even more, then everything will be fine. People ask her to come back because they miss her gymnastics and she is like ‘why MY gymnastics out of all’ and people tell her she has something different about her, and that helped her and changed her way of thinking a little.