The competition season started again with CSS Barlad’s performance at Grand Prix de Nimes. And as per tradition they did not just participated, they dominated.
Competing in the 7-8 year old category, the 8 gymnasts from Barlad prepared by coaches Ana Maria and Liviu Iordache, literally dominated the teams’ podium, placing first with team I: Ioana Coseru, Roberta Furcoi, Bianca Iacob and Amalia Puflea and third with team II: Ioana Balan, Anastasia Balaur, Alexia Obreja and Lorena Popa
Individually, Amalia Puflea, reclaimed the all-around title conquered last year and Lorena Popa, placed a respectable forth.
Although very young, the Romanians performance was very much acclaimed by public and specialists, with local press considering them the “future Olympic champions”.