The Romanian Gymnastics Federation announced the structures of the 3 representative teams training in centers from Onesti, Deva and Izvorani. To begin with let’s meet the young girls training at Onesti Junior Center. They are all 2001 born gymnasts eligible for the 2020 Olympic Games.
Andra Anghelescu, athlete representing CSS 7 Dinamo Bucharest club, where she training with Larisa Iordache’s former coach, Mariana Cimpeanu Silisteanu, is an elegant gymnast, with ballerina like style but also with promising technical abilities especially for uneven bars. She has yet to gain competition consistency.
Beatrice Butunoi comes from the same club, CSS Galati, and has prepared with the same coaches, Agripina and Paul Galea, as world champion Ana Porgras. Beatrice is an explosive, dynamic gymnast, charming and charismatic, her soft spot, maybe the only one, being the competition nerves.
Beti, charming on floor
Kathlen Coman is part of a great generation of athletes from Farul Constanta, she is a tiny but energetic, strong and determined gymnast. Once she gains more difficulty she’ll become very competitive..
Corina Gaianu, the most successful gymnast of Farul Constanta in 2012, national all-around champion of her age category, is a consistent, balanced and elegant gymnast with a self-confidence worthy of a great champion. She is highly gifted with abilities for all 4 events.
Carmen Glavan, the most artistic of Farul gymnasts, sets herself apart through elegance, flexibility and amplitude. She performs complex routines on all apparatus but needs to work more on consistency.
Rachel Ilie, representing CSM Onesti club, where she trained with Ileana Hrisca, Eugen Grosu and Ioana Grava, is a powerful and dynamic gymnast having both artistic and acrobatic qualities. With more attention to uneven bars she may challenge the all-around national podiums.
Georgiana Juravle, from Farul Constanta, trained by Florin Uzum, Camelia Voinea and Olimpia Popa has the most complex skills repertoire in her age category, performing confidently difficult elements. She is an homogenous gymnast, only needing improvement in her artistic presentation.
Alexandra Parghie, the second gymnast representing CSM Onesti, training colleague of Rachel, is a balanced gymnast, good on all 4 apparatus but especially gifted for uneven bars. She needs to gain more difficulty in order to threat the national podiums.
Ana Maria Pasa, yet another artist of Farul club, is a charismatic, expressive gymnast, capable of improving on all events, having also the energy to achieve it rapidly.
Roberta Plesa comes from CSS Triumf where she trained with the great coaches Marilena and Benoni Pereteanu. She excels on uneven bars, being the best in her age category but she is competitive on the other apparatus as well.
Except for Georgiana Juravle, all the other gymnasts coming from CS Farul were trained in Constanta by Clementa Garabet, Remus Nicolai and Daniela Maranduca Nicolai. This is Ioana Radu‘s case as well, a consistent and polished little gymnast. She is the quiet achiever of the group and we should expect nice surprises from her.
These young hopefuls are prepared at the National Center by : Benoni Pereteanu – head coach (CSS Triumf Bucharest), Daniela Maranduca Nicolai (CS Farul Constanta) and Remus Nicolai (CS Farul Constanta).