Thursday, May 13, 2010


The lastest bit of news from Romania is good, fortunately.  The medical 'problem' Amelia Racea had alluded to in her interview with Prosport after the post-Euros round of medical check-ups was a suspected heart problem. Forminte told Propsport that they had been keeping quiet about it until they knew more. 

Mariana Bitang, who has been very supportive over the years in helping gymnasts with their medical difficulties, got a consultation with one of Bucharest's best cardiologists for Racea.  After an exercise ECG and an ultrasound, the doctors advised that Racea could return to training and that it was merely some intestinal parasites that were causing issues.  Phew.

I am sure it was all a bit frightening for the young Amelia, and she is very glad it is over.

Also, intestinal parasites?- maybe that is why she is looking so incredibly skinny. I believe they can make you lose weight. I get that she is still pre-pubescent and probably naturally very thin- but a little bit more meat on her bones would be comforting.


1 comment:

  1. Gymnasts in Romania never ever have "meat on their bones". If this happens Forminte or whoever will get them to loose this "fat" pronto, since they have "weight problems".-