In the previous article we’ve told you about how the competition went in the little gymnasts field but arguably, the most interesting section was that of category II, level 3 – generation 2004.
Level 3 always comes with a maturity test as it marks the transition from the playful little girls gymnastics to the elite-like levels.
Despite the major technical changes, the podium did not bring many changes. In the team section CSS 1 Constanta defeated CSS Gimnastica Focsani.
And individually the podium remained the same as last year with Lisa Marchidanu (CSS Steaua Bucharest), national school champion for the third consecutive time, followed closely by Constanta’s hopeful, Emilia Munteanu, a national school multi-champion, herself , and by the tiny super-talent Miriam Hamenni (CSS 2 Bucharest)
Here are glimpses of their performances :
Other promising performers (click on name for video): Bianca Boca (CSS 1 Timisoara), Nicola Pahontu (CSS Buzau), Gabriela Toader (CSS 1 Constanta), Lara Bodnaru Lacatusu (CSS 2 Bucharest), Alexandra Patriche (CSS 1 Constanta) Elisa Stana (CSS 1 Timisoara), Iohana Pasere (CSSG Focsani), Ana Maria Avram (CSS 1 Constanta)
In the superior levels the field was less deep, as the best gymnasts on these age groups are in centralized training programs within the national teams.
So, in the category II, level 4 (generation 2003-2002) only 7 gymnasts competed. The top three were: Bianca Matei (CSS 1 Constanta) – 1st place, Lavinia Jitea (CNS Cetate Deva) – 2nd place anc Anca Sotir (CSS Dinamo Bucharest ) – 3rd place.
For category I, level 5 (generation 2000) and in the senior section a total of 8 gymnasts enlisted (4 for level 5, 4 for seniors). The standouts were Laura Nacu (CSS Galati) for level 5 and Andrada Craciun (CNS Cetate Deva) for the senior level.
Puzzlegym congratulates all gymnasts, coaches and supporters and wishes them the best of luck in the future!
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