Monday, June 1, 2009

The Romanian Internationals...

...will be held this weekend in Ploiesti, Romania (5th to 7th of June).

(Ana Porgas)

Representing the Romanians in the Olympic Hall will be five gymnasts.  Diana Chelaru, Amelia Racea, Raluca Haidu will compete in the AA competition, while Ana Porgas and Gabriela Dragoi will perform on two events.  The rest of the girls are probably concentrating on healing injuries in preparation for the World Championships which are creeping up very quickly.

At the international in 2006, the Romanians took out everything in the competition. Izbasa took the AA (Druncea placed 2nd) as well as on vault and floor. Catalina Ponor won balance beam and Steliana Nistor bars. Gymnasts from Canada, Luxembourg, Israel, Egypt, Hungary, Belgium and Cyprus among others provided the competition.

(last year's runner-up, the retired Druncea)

Romanian gym fans are already talking about the competition at the onlinesport forum and apparently much of this years meet will be televised- meaning we may see some of it on Youtube (fingers crossed!).
 The competition isn't exactly fierce, unless more countries will be involved this year, but it will be interesting to see how the Romanians are getting on preparing the younger gymnasts for further international competition.


  1. Oh I love little Raluca Haidu so much. Too bad she is not very powerful yet. Good luck to her!!

  2. Ooh, glad to see Anna Porgras is back, does anyone know how she is doing on beam at the moment?