I was very sorry to read today that little Claudia Voicu, 16, of Romania has decided to retire, citing continuing knee problems. Anca Grigoras told Prosport that Voicu was suffering from continual pain, and after evaluating the situation, has decided to leave the sport. This is sad new for anyone like me who had been charmed and excited by her lovely beam work. I had thought we may see her on this year's Worlds team, fresh and recovered, but it isn't to be. What with Tamirjan leaving, soon Team Romania will be so small it won't even be called a team.
Here is a video of Claudia performing at the 2009 Nationals. She falls at the end, but girl's got style and attack.