A Romanian University TV station, TVRM, owned by the largest
private University (around 60,000 students) and with national-and
European also-coverage, aired Sunday morning a one hour program
Interviews with coaches (Octavian
Belu and Dan Grecu) of the national
gymnastics team, members of the team and some interesting
interviews and inside shots from Bucharest Dinamo gym Club.
Grecu: If the parents see their child have
a lot of (unused) energy, plying around all the day and does
not seem to get tired, this kind of child may have enough
inside resources to become a future champion.
Grecu: " I wish that our team members
will be healthy and hope they can keep going on in next years.
We already have, unfortunately, some problems with Suciu (medical
problems). The next year new Code of Point will bring new
exercises, more difficult. We shall need new links between
elements, learning new, more difficult elements."
Grecu: " After the Olympics, I have
visited the North Moldavia monasteries for a week, This was
my vacation. I thought it's a pity to travel (with gymnastics)
around the world and not see my own country. And I still have
a lot of other places to go and see around the country, next
have started his athletic career with karate, not gymnastics.
After only six month, he quit, because it was too much discipline
in that sport, which he didn;t like when he was a child.
I highly recommend gymnastics to parents for their small children,
in the first years is easy and can capture the child full
attention. Later, when (and if) will became more serious about
this, is different. You don't have much time about anything
else above gymnastics. I was not so much enthusiastic about
learning at school, the only thing I liked and really enjoyed
was gymnastics, so...I stocked to it. The award I like most
is the 2002 " Gymnast of the Year" award from the
International Sport Press Association. It was a very high
honor for me to be considered the best by specialists.
I still feel I could do better at Athens, still have regrets.
I don't know what to say about keep going on for Beijing Olympics,
we wait to see the new FIG rules."
Dragulescu: I enjoy my (few) free time, we have one
single training session on Sunday and Thursdays.
I like to go to parties, like to have a barbecue near forest,
I strongly suggest to parents to send their children to gymnastic
or any other sport, rather than letting them having too much
time wasted, hanging around with "the bad boys".
In soccer there are too many athletes, in gymnastics, if you
are talented and work hard, you have more chances to be on
Urzica: To reach the top, to earn a medal, you need
to give up everything else, everything.You need to keep going
on, no matter you win or loose sometime, just keep going.
Latest athletes challenge, The Olympics!It's the contest about
which any athlete dream, to be there and hopefully to get
a medal. I would suggest to all parents to bring their children
to gymnastics or any other sport, to support their children
in doing this.
Belu:To have such results, you need
to focus on what are you doing. Top results can be achieved
easier or harder, depends on what your long term goals are.
If you want to get highest, you need to be as closest as possible
to perfection, in every single detail. Past years, almost
half of Romania's medals from Olympics were due to gymnastics.
At Athens, we earned 10 out of 19 Romania get. If you make
the smallest compromise, the results gets down. Maybe this
is our (B&B) aptitude, maybe our mean is to educate these
children and only second being their coaches.
Romanian Gymnastics News Archive.