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Forminte’s ‘open-letter’ on FB about the team’s current situation

‘After the meet with Finland (…) I started posted some videos of the girls’, and why not the coaches’, achievements. I didn’t do this to stroke my ego, I did it to show their hard work and achievements, and also as a response to chatter and all sort of gossip, more subtle, or more straight forward, said to our faces or in different meetings, that this Olympic cicle is compromised. To me this is nothing new. I had this kind of ‘help’ with the 2004-2008 cicle. But if I’ve been through it before, I can’t say the same of our current gymnasts and their parents who are not as immune to this type of ‘support’. As seen, at the NT everyone’s working. Everyday, during every training session we’re trying to overcome all that’s lacking. Some gymnasts succeed faster, some slower, what counts is that they’re all working towards reaching their goals. (…) I ask myself if all the things we’re missing and all our shortcomings are due to legislative setbacks alone. The inability to solve our need for a choreographer and dance training is leaving deep marks as days go by. Just as in 2005 I refuse to give up without a fight. My knees are tired, but they refuse to bend, and all the humiliations I’ve been subjected to have done nothing other than make me stronger.
All of us going into the Deva gym everyday are doing everything that we
can to rebuild a competitive team in 2018, so that in 2019 we can
qualify to Tokyo 2020, and once there to be able to form a valuable
team.

Until then, the key words are hard work, trust and patience. I want to thank everyone that believes in me. With God’s help I’ll do everything in my power not to disappoint them.’

Not gonna lie, it’s pretty refreshing to see a coach supporting his team’s efforts instead of going for the traditional ‘there’s nothing we can do, the girls have to try harder’ discourse

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Forminte’s ‘open-letter’ on FB about the team’s current situation

‘After the meet with Finland (…) I started posted some videos of the girls’, and why not the coaches’, achievements. I didn’t do this to stroke my ego, I did it to show their hard work and achievements, and also as a response to chatter and all sort of gossip, more subtle, or more straight forward, said to our faces or in different meetings, that this Olympic cicle is compromised. To me this is nothing new. I had this kind of ‘help’ with the 2004-2008 cicle. But if I’ve been through it before, I can’t say the same of our current gymnasts and their parents who are not as immune to this type of ‘support’. As seen, at the NT everyone’s working. Everyday, during every training session we’re trying to overcome all that’s lacking. Some gymnasts succeed faster, some slower, what counts is that they’re all working towards reaching their goals. (…) I ask myself if all the things we’re missing and all our shortcomings are due to legislative setbacks alone. The inability to solve our need for a choreographer and dance training is leaving deep marks as days go by. Just as in 2005 I refuse to give up without a fight. My knees are tired, but they refuse to bend, and all the humiliations I’ve been subjected to have done nothing other than make me stronger.
All of us going into the Deva gym everyday are doing everything that we
can to rebuild a competitive team in 2018, so that in 2019 we can
qualify to Tokyo 2020, and once there to be able to form a valuable
team.

Until then, the key words are hard work, trust and patience. I want to thank everyone that believes in me. With God’s help I’ll do everything in my power not to disappoint them.’

How badly would Romania have to do to not make…

How badly would Romania have to do to not make the top 24 at worlds this year? Is that a genuine concern or should they make it through to next year with no problems? Is team finals possible? What place do you estimate them placing as a team?

I think they will definitely make top 24. They’d have to screw up monumentally to not make it. I doubt team final is a possibility, though. I can’t really predict a placement for the team, honestly. It’s mostly new girls or girls that haven’t been competing much lately, you can’t really say how they’ll react in front of such an important competition, you know. They could very well rise to the occasion and exceed expectations, or the the pressure could be too much and cause them to underperform. Also, they’re all working on several upgrades (which they need, cause D-wise things aren’t going particularly well), if they get those clean and consistent by then, things might turn out better than expected.

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Team Romania upgrades via Forminte

DLO & full-in off beam for Golgota, beautiful DTYs in the pit from baby Lisa Marchidanu & Ocolisan and a good-but-not-as-pretty one for Ivanus, 1.5Y for Ghiciuc, standing full on beam for Ivanus and a full-in off beam for Stanciulescu.

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Nica Ivanus is training a DLO, Silvia Sfiringu’s working on upgrading her FTY to a DTY, and Denisa Golgota’s is trying to get an Amanar (!!!)

Denisa Golgota training an Amanar

Denisa Golgota training an Amanar

who do you think Romania would send to YOG?

who do you think Romania would send to YOG?

Either Iulia Berar, or Silvia Sfiringu. Iulia’s weakness is vault, while Silvia’s is bars, but overall, I think they’re both equally as good. They have potential (Iulia could be a huge help for the team on bars), but I refuse to get excited for them now though, bc Romanian juniors, you know lmao

As of now who is on your 2018 worlds team from…

As of now who is on your 2018 worlds team from Romania?

There’s 5 months left til Worlds, so a lot can happen, but right now I’d go with

  • Golgota VT / UB / BB / FX
  • Ocolisan VT / UB / FX
  • Ivanus VT / FX
  • Holbura BB (also UB if she can do it better than Golgota at the time)
  • Ghiciuc UB / BB

This is my TF lineup. Technically, they can all do AA, so in quals it doesn’t really matter who’s the 4th person on each event, Golgota will probably be the only one to make the AA final anyway. Crisan could also make the team if she can improve til then. She was out for a while due to injury, but she’s on her way back now. She scored a 12.4 on bars in the Finland meet, which is pretty good,

but didn’t do floor yet and needs to improve beam, cause otherwise I doubt she’d make the team for bars alone. Glavan or Iacob could also factor in if they upgrade/are consistent on beam, but I named Holbura cause she is better than them on bars and can also do floor if something comes up.

What's going on with Dragulescu now? They…

What's going on with Dragulescu now? They are saying he's protesting Osijek and doesn't want to represent the Romania at the Olympics? I swear it's always something with him

It was about him attending Osijek and it’s basically a ‘he said, she said’ kinda thing between himself and the Federation.

Dragulescu wanted to go to Osijek, but claimed the RGF won’t let him. According to him, one of the RGF bosses misled everyone by stating he can’t go bc it’s too expensive and the Federation can’t afford it, when in reality that was not the case and the amount of money necessary for him to attend the competition was not nearly as big as claimed. Dragulescu wanted to protest, and went as far as saying that while his goal is to win a gold medal in Tokyo for Romania, if the RGF doesn’t want him to represent them, he will compete in Tokyo as an independent athlete under the CIO flag.

Later, Apolzan made a statement saying the RGF registered Dragulescu as a competitior at Osijek, so he will attend after all. He claimed it was all due to a technicality, and it had to do with Dragulescu making a request to end his   life annuity/become an eligible member of the NT a few days later than necesary for him to be registered for Osijek, but it was fixed after the RGF made a request to the FIG to allow him to compete. As a consequence, the RGF had to pay a fine for not registering their athlete in time.

So, all in all, Dragulescu says he wanted to go but the RGF doesn’t want that to happen, the RFG says it’s not their fault and they couldn’t send him, but they fixed it anyway
(bc apparently they can actually send him after all?), and I have no clue who’s right or wrong, you know, so yeah… #TeamRomaniaDrama

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Team Romania upgrades via Forminte

DLO & full-in off beam for Golgota, beautiful DTYs in the pit from baby Lisa Marchidanu & Ocolisan and a good-but-not-as-pretty one for Ivanus, 1.5Y for Ghiciuc, standing full on beam for Ivanus and a full-in off beam for Stanciulescu.

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Silvana Peng won the lawsuit RGF filed against her

Remember back in 2016 when the RGF filed a lawsuit against Silvana Peng after she criticized Federation officials and coaches, asking her

100.000 as non-material loss? The Federation lost. So, not only are they not getting that money from Peng, but they’re also obliged to pay her court charges. (x)