|Ana Porgras- Prosport|
Romania has won the the friendly meet against Germany and Switzerland -by a US-like country mile!
The team scores were,
The gap between Germany and Romania is not all that surprising, considering that the German situation is pretty dire at the moment. Despite the talented Elisabeth Seitz, and the ever-inspiring presence of Oksana Chusovitina on their Worlds team, the German team has little depth and not much difficulty to boast at the moment, unfortunately. It is hard to say if it is due to the injuries (Bui and Hindermann are two- and Pia Tolle also wasn't taken because of elbow issues) or if the German team needs some re-hauling at the moment.
The German girls had a terrible bars rotation, apparently, but did decent beam. Elisabeth seitz rocked her new DTY on vault.
Here is how they fared in the AA;
In Romanian news, little Miss Pitic managed to redeem herself by placing second in the AA behind Porgy.
Ana Porgras 58.200
Raluca Haidu 57.400
Diana Chelaru 57.05
Now it is looking like Diana Chelaru is lapsing a little. She was looking so impressive for a while there.
Octavian Belu said this to the Romanian Gymnastics Federation;
Ariella Kaeslin was, as usual, the top of the Swiss, taking fourth place. Kaeslin is still, apparently battling her 'mystery illness' which I believe hasn't yet been diagnosed.