Friday, April 2, 2010


The Russian training team for the Euros has been named thus, according to Aunt Joyce;

Ksenia Semenova
Ksenia Afanasyeva
Ekaterina Kurbatova
Anna Myzdrikova
Ramila Musina
Tatiana Nabieva
Aliya Mustafina

And they say the Romanians are injured!  Here is one broken and bruised bunch of gymnasts!  But, if I had to pick the weakest link from this bunch, injuries aside, it would be Ramilia Musina.  Bad bars. There is still an alarming number of head cases in this lot.  I really, really want Myzdrikova and Afanasyeva to pull it together this year.

The Romanian team is much as expected;

Seniors are Porgras, Racea, Chelaru, Haidu and Patrascu.

Congrats to Patrascu for coming from so far back.  She really is a beautiful gymnast.  It is hard to believe that Haidu is a senior now!

Juniors are Bulimar, Iordache, Baicu, Balea and Neagu.

Am sad to see Claudia Voicu not named to a team, meaning her injuries must be dragging.  I was looking forward to seeing her compete.

Things may change after the Romanian International, especially if someone gets injured doing this final verification competition.



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  2. hi couch gymnast!, its me again!
    anyway,i am attendending the pacific rim championships and would like to know if there is anybody you would like me to get a photo with!

    i am attending the apparatus finals and will do some videoing as well!