Oct 202015

Anamaria Ocolisan

Less than 300 days till Rio, and less than a week until Romania enters Glasgow Worlds qualifications which also serve as Olympics team qualification event. Key member of the Romanian team, Anamaria Ocolisan, is set to do her best to help her team. Here below is a short interview with her for Puzzlegym readers.

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Anamaria, you were part of the Romanian team that placed forth at last year’s Worlds. How do you remember this event, how was it for you?

It was my first big competition. I have to admit I was a bit nervous and emotional but it was a good experience and it helped me grow. I learned that I have to compete as I train, without fear or presuure. If I could, I would erase all the mistakes I made in qualifications.

Nowadays the artistic part plays a huge role in the D score. You have beautiful lines on floor, did you consider adding some difficult turns besides your artistic leaps? A turns combination maybe?

Yes, I thought about it, but for now I focus on consistency and accuracy.

What is your favorite apparatus?

I like them all, but I love the uneven bars, I always did. I enjoy performing the transitions between bars. Even when I have a bad day, I find it easier to work bars.

How do you spend your free time

I like listening music and drawing. I prefer pop music, all the new tunes.

What is the most memorable competition you took part in?

Definitely the 2014 Worlds. I learned the meaning of the word TEAM while competing in China last year.


What are your plans for the future? How do you see yourself two years from now? Ten years from now?

I plan to still be in the gym two years from now. I don’t know about ten years from now, but I’d like to become a coach. I’ll take it step by step, I don’t think so far ahead. For now I just want to do my best at Worlds and help my team.