“If Romania by miracle qualifies to Tokyo, I do not believe Larisa will be part of the team. While in Stuttgart she will be the team leader I do not see her in 1 year outscoring Denisa Olivia Sfiringu Stanciulescu and Crisan if they all stay healthy and get consistent.”
“Romania needs a miracle…”
“Imagine if Romania had Iordache, Golgota, Crisan, Cimpian and Ivanus… But, of course, everything went wrong and they have only Denisa left”
“If something goes wrong for Sfiringu, Stanciulescu, Duta or Trica… I might set Romania on Fire”
“If Larisa doesn’t comeback to worlds I don’t think I want her to take spots for Denisa, Silviana or Ioana at the Olympics”
“I still get chills seeing 6 young Romanian girls we worked their asses off bring pride and honor to their country up on the podium above the US and Russia back in 2004.”
“Out of all Ro’s choreographs Mariana Bitang is probably my favourite as the floors she would design were mature yet at the same time fit the gymnasts personality”
“I so hope Silvia Ioana and Antonia will win AA and TF gold at junior worlds but they need to be consistent for that and actually hit. I mean they have 2 DTYs so far, bars above 13, great beams and floors.”
Do you know what Larisa's status is in her comeback?
Just that she’s back in the gym and training 5 hours a day and that she says she’s ready to be a champion again. No idea when she’s planning to compete next, though – which is not necessarily a bad thing, she should really take her time considering all that happened.