[Nov 7] Marius
Urzica wants to become RGF President
Urzica said in a TVR1 interview this evening that he "supports
a change at RGF" (meaning a new President) and he will
compete himself for the President position in the December
5 elections. Not like he may have chances to win or something
(my opinion), but his statements may be a signal for local
clubs who will vote the new President. Urzica said local clubs
need more attention in the near future from RGF and young
coaches need to be given a chance to do their job in Romania
(by being paid decent wages).
Very nice to see such a great champion being involved in a
positive change of our beloved sport; we just hope that more
statements like this will follow next weeks, to wake up the
minds of those who can vote for a change.
During a TV sport show at Prima TV tonight, Urzica said that
he will retire after Worlds, his club "Dinamo" will
support him for RGF Presidency. About his background, he finished
the Sport University back in 1998; about Vieru: "there
is a time in life when, due to age, you have to step back
to leave the place to younger people." The suggestion
to go for Presidency came "from some coaches" friends
of him. Others says it came from an RGF official, too.
The latest Bucharest rumor, mentioned in the show, is about
thinking about the RGF Presidency (Maria being a B&B's
close friend, we can imagine the source of this idea; the
last thing romanian gymnastics need and the worst which can
happen is to have a B&B's "puppet" at the RGF
Asked about his intentions if he became the RGF President,
"our coaches need to have more support from us (RGF),
rather then working abroad".
Urzica about men's team at Worlds: "we have chances at
AA, floor, vault, pommel horse." Tomorrow the men's team
have a test contest.Urzica (30 years old) have spend his past
24 years doing gymnastics.His palms, showed in front of TV
cameras, were full of corns.
Romanian Gymnastics News Archive.