Sunday, June 14, 2009

Face-off!


So, this week, gymnasts from Spain and Romania are/have (can never figure out the time diff) competing in a meet in Barcelona.  
The Romanians are taking Amelia Racea, Diana Trench, Raluca Haidu, Diana Chelaru, Gabriela Dragoi and Ana Porgas.
The Spanish team will be Ana Maria Izurieta, Naomi Ruiz, Mercedes Alcaide, Melody Pulgarin (which Romanian prosport translated as Pulgarin Song!  Cute!)  Anna Serra and Claudia Villa.

The girls will be facing off to see who wears the ugliest leo....ahem, I mean which new young team is looking better as we enter the new quad.  There is a lot of power in the young Spanish lot, but a heck more grace among the Romanians.  I will be interested to see how it plays out.

3 comments:

  1. The only results I managed to get were from a Russian (!) gym forum (through google translator!). Apparently the Romanians won the team comp and Ana Maria Izurieta, Claudia Villa and Melodie Pulgarin were all injured during the competition. The Romanians swept the AA which was (surprisingly) won by Diana Chelaru followed by Racea and Raluca Haidu.

    Just a side note- I think Diana Trench is actually Diana Trenca. I was a bit confused by this before as I thought Trench doesn't sound very Romanian but I'm guessing Trenca is the Romanian word for "trench" which is why her name is always translated as Diana Trench.

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  2. http://www.melodiepulgarin.com/videos_varios.html here you can find the videos from the meeting.

    the results are:
    1 212 DIANA CHELARU RUMANIA 14,800 13,200 14,200 14,200 56,400
    2 214 AMELIA RACEA RUMANIA 14,200 13,900 14,100 14,000 56,200
    3 215 RALUCA HAIDU RUMANIA 14,050 12,750 13,950 14,450 55,200
    4 216 DIANA TRENCA RUMANIA 13,250 13,950 13,500 13,650 54,350
    5 112 NAOMI RUIZ ESPAÑA 13,950 13,400 12,800 14,050 54,200
    6 113 MERCEDES ALCAIDE ESPAÑA 13,100 12,900 13,900 13,100 53,000
    7 116 CLAUDIA VILA ESPAÑA 12,900 11,950 12,200 11,600 48,650
    8 213 ANA PORGRAS RUMANIA 13,550 14,500 15,100 0,000 43,150
    9 211 GABRIELA DRAGOI RUMANIA 0,000 14,300 14,500 0,000 28,800
    10 111 ANA Mª IZURIETA ESPAÑA 14,950 13,650 0,000 0,000 28,600
    11 114 MELODI PULGARIN ESPAÑA 12,850 0,000 0,000 0,000 12,850

    Thanks to Albert from TAAF

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  3. "Diana Trech", he, he he, thai is a good one.
    Trenca has nothing to do with Trench. Trenca does not mean anything in Romanian.

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