In Sofia, between 12 and 18 May the 30th edition of the European Women Gymnastics Championships wrote its story. The medal record is already history: gold for the senior team (Larisa Iordache, Diana Bulimar, Andreea Munteanu, Stefnia Stanila and Silvia Zarzu), gold on floor, silver on beam, bronze on vault and 6th place on uneven bars for Larisa Iordache, 4th place on floor for Diana Bulimar, bronze for the junior team(Laura Jurca, Andreea Iridon, Anda Butuc, Andreea Ciurusniuc and Andra Stoica), silver in the all-around, silver on vault and 5th place on floor for Laura Jurca, silver on beam, silver on floor, 6th place in the all-around for Andreea Iridon and 6th place on beam for Anda Butuc.
Although a very productive Euro edition for team Romania we have to think of it as just a step to the bigger goal: a medal at the upcoming Olympic Games. Hopefully the beautiful moment from Sofia will turn out to be a just the beginning of a long line of successes.
Puzzle team was present body and soul in Sofia both in the media space and in the supporters’ area. As we couldn’t stay away, our hearts beat with and for them in all those moments. Results are history and memories we will keep with us forever. We want to share with you some of the special moments the Romanian fans have experienced at these Euros. Here are the gymnasts for whom the Romanian fans sighed for with emotion, joy, regret or indignation:
Romania’s senior team (Unstoppable in the team final)
Romania’s junior team (Overcoming beginners nerves and lack of experience )
Laura Jurca (Managing an extremely difficult moment on the uneven bars)
Andreea Iridon (So close to gold. The fans believed in it: “Bravo Andreea!, Bravo Andreea!…)
Larisa Iordache (Best gymnast in Sofia)
Roxana Popa (We are so proud of her! “Hai Roxana, Hai Roxana!..”)
Noemi Makra (So beautiful and so underrated… Romanian fans loved her!)
Anna Pavlova (Impossible not to love Anna Pavlova! “Davai Anna!”)
Becky Downie (A much expected medal. Romanian fans appreciated her value.)
Maike Enderle (German girls were favorites in the UB junior final)
Claudia Fragapane (Appreciating even the most dangerous competitors)