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  Romanian gymnastics fans opinions - The Letter of the Week

I'm a big fan of gymnastics and sports in general.

It's sad to hear all this stories of disappointed and injured gymnasts due to "bad" coaches in Romania and of course in other countries too!

I believe that you can achieve good results with hard work and good coaching, for example Carly Pattersson, Domenique Dawes are two good examples of that! Hopefully things will be better now when B and B leave the country.

I have followed Romanian gymnasts since the days of Nadia and I know a lot of girls who didn't reach their goals because of bad coaches. We have got information about Melita Ruhn and Rodica Dunca, how awful it was for them when Bela wanted to take the title in Worlds 79. He didn't even allowed them to drink water!! Is this the reason why Bela went to US? Obviously he trained a lot of girls too hard!

Yours sincerely,
Stellan Bjorck

Sweden Bela Karoly has faced same "silent"opposition from late 70's Romanian coaches, as Belu faced past years.
Coaches which instruct girl to...fall from the beam at trials for the Olympic Team (to avoid their girls being taken by ice-heart coaches who broke most of the girls sent to them for next Olympics ( I mean from 20 girls not even 4 from the Athens were healthy).
Local club coaches doesn't like when their 5-10 years hard work is ruined by others, who take (with no shame) all the credit for the work...and the benefits.Catalina Ponor was a national Champion before being taken to Deva, later Cruela said the girl "didn't know nothing when came at team". After 11 years of work with her coach Stanei, I doubt Catalina learned everything during her two years with B&B before Olympics. They weren't able to learn her a decent UB exercise and after Olympics they don't care much about her training and drag her into scandals (by feeding tabloids with info and by keeping the team in Bucharest, to enjoy the "high life", rather than training at Deva.)
Drinking water: Belu also didn't let Marinescu to drink water for three days (an orange only, if I recall correctly); it reminds me about WW2 medical tests in Auschwitz, conducted by (in)famous *Dr.* Mengele. He did the same, leaving prisoners without water to make tests about how much can a pilot survive (if dropped in Ocean and has no drinking water). This was the first though (not the most pleasant for BB) that came to my mind when heard about Marinescu's story.
The new IOC directives issued last week prohibit coaches from using such abusive "training".

Our visitor is also asking yours help to get info about a former gymnast, Anca Kiss. "She was a very talented girl in the late 70s; Kiss was also training in Deva at that time but no information about her though she beat all of the Romanian girls in competitions in spring 1980".If anybody can help him, send us a message .

We received these info from a visitor:
"In 1979, before Fort Worth, we had a very talented young gymnast in Romania named Anca Kiss," Karolyi said, during a phone interview from Norman, Okla., where he is now affiliated with several gymnastics programs. "Maybe with the same talent or potential as Nadia. But I could not use her because of age. She was 13 1/2, not even 14. The international rules, I would not break. Her parents got very, very mad. After I returned to Rumania, they moved her to another school, and I lost her. It was not easy to lose someone like that."
Radu Radescu

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