Category: romanian gymnastics

olympichampion: today on: why am i crying

olympichampion:

today on: why am i crying

Catalina Ponor World Cup Baku 2017

Catalina Ponor

World Cup Baku 2017

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Remember when, after Nationals, Andreea Raducan mentioned how the new Federation officials are…

Remember when, after Nationals, Andreea Raducan mentioned how the new Federation officials are evaluating the coaching staff and are considering making some changes?

Turns out no actual changes will be made. Both WAG & MAG coaching staffs will remain the same. Why change something that’s working, am I right?

*apparently they were considering replacing Forminte with Nicusor Pascu (worked as MAG(?) head coach in Switzerland for 10+ years), and Ioan Suciu with Marius Urzica. (x)

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Gymnasts who competed the double twisting yurchenko even when it…

Gymnasts who competed the double twisting yurchenko even when it had the same start value as the full twisting yurchenko (1986-1992):

  • Elena Shevchenko (URS)
  • Elena Gurova (URS)
  • Aleftina Priakhina (URS)
  • Vera Kolesnikova (URS)
  • Eugenia Golea (ROM)
  • Elena Shushunova (URS)
  • Natalia Laschenova (URS)
  • Svetlana Baitova (URS)
  • Gabriela Potorac (ROM)
  • Chen Cuiting (CHN)
  • Olesya Dudnik (URS)
  • Cristina Bontas (ROM)
  • Natalia Kalinina (URS)
  • Tatiana Lysenko (URS)
  • Tatiana Gutsu (URS)

viktoriakomova: melniikova: aliyafightermustafina: komova2020: olympichampion: nanning 2014 qf:…

viktoriakomova:

melniikova:

aliyafightermustafina:

komova2020:

olympichampion:

nanning 2014 qf: well it can’t get any worse for team romania!

glasgow 2015 qf: lol

test event: lol

rio 2016: lol

montreal 2017: l o l

Doha 2018: LOOOOL

Because where will they find 6 girls to compete without Larisa and Catalina

They need to split Denisa Golgota in six pieces lmao

horcruxes? lol

team romania making larisa go up 3 times on each apparatus like

marksmcmorris: 4/8 

marksmcmorris:

4/8 

Catalina Ponor talking about Worlds, her retirement and rebuilding Romanian gymnasticsShe thinks the…

Catalina Ponor talking about Worlds, her retirement and rebuilding Romanian gymnastics

She thinks the apparatus at Worlds weren’t best quality, which led to injuries and mistakes. She mentions having an incident herself, but doesn’t say what happened.

The beam final was pretty low quality since there was no European, World or Olympic champion there. But, ‘maybe that’s how God intended it, to give the ones who don’t have medals a shot, and encourage them a bit’.

If her and Larisa would’ve been healthy, they would’ve made finals. She’s sure Larisa would’ve done great in the AA, beam and floor finals, and she also would’ve done great had she done her job. She had a chance at a medal, but couldn’t get it done, while Larisa didn’t even had a shot.

It’s hard to retire because she loves this sport, and thinks she could’ve still done well on beam and floor, but she dealt with several injuries before Worlds and decided her health is more important.

She felt no extra pressure going in knowing it was her last big competition. She’s happy with what she achieved so far, even if it didn’t work out in Montreal. She was ready, she was training went well, but it was not meant to be, that’s how God intended for it to happen.

She thinks World gold wasn’t meant to be for her. She’s been trying to get it for a while, but it just wasn’t meant to be. However, she’s a three times Olympic Champion, and that means three times more than Worlds do, so she’s happy.

According to her, in order to rebuild the program we need to start from the bottom. Everyone needs to be patient, we need to have people to work with first, and then, if training also goes back to what it used to be, results will come. But we need to be patient with the younger generation. And we also have to be patient with the coaches, because if they don’t have the right material to work with, there’s not much they can do. People need to understand, the coaches are not the only ones to blame for our poor results.

She doesn’t regret her decision to keep training after Cluj. She wanted to go to Worlds and Tokyo, but her health is not allowing that naymore.

As for the future, she’ll go on vacation first. Then she’ll go to the rest of the competitions and galas she has planned for the rest of the year, and then maybe she will get into coaching. She hopes to insipre her gymnasts, to give them confidence and energy, and hopefully she’ll succeed with them, just like her coaches succeeded with her.

olympichampion: Get well soon, Larisa! The entire gymternet is…

olympichampion:

Get well soon, Larisa! The entire gymternet is heartbroken for you and wishes you a speedy recovery. You’ve been through so much – from all your injuries, to missing out on Rio last year, we really thought this would be the year where everything finally fell into place for you. Whether they are fans of your gymnastics or not, gymnastics fans can all agree that your determination, passion, and sportsmanship are very admirable. We know you’ll be back in competition and on top of that podium soon! Te iubesc, Lari!