secret behind Catalina's bad mood at Worlds: her medical problems
A Romanian sport tabloid (Prosport)
has revealed the main cause
of Catalina's bad mood at Worlds: she was in her "bad
days" and first time when she has to compete, despite
I have to remind you that due to the hard training, any girl
doing gymnastics didn't have her period come until...18 years
or so. Apart from facing a high pressure from the Romanian
public and the whole World, Catalina was facing her own young
female body confronting her. It was the first time she had
to compete, despite this situation. In the end, we can only
appreciate her for the effort, since she was the only (WAG)
Romanian Athens Olympic champion to compete at Worlds.
This is why I say the Romanian gymnastics has produced real
"Stars" (who glows up even after Olympics), rather
than Karoly-US gymnastics, which rather produce..."comets":
their girls shine (mostly) once, at Olympics, after that they
disappear from the Sky of gymnastics.
Of course, both types are nice to see and enrich the Sky...
Nov 29:În perioada delicata! Semiesecul Catalinei Ponor la
CM are si unele cauze medicale. “Cu câteva zile înainte de
calificari i-a venit ciclul. Era pentru prima oara într-o
astfel de situatie la o competitie mare si s-a simtit foarte
rau”, a declarat unul dintre membrii delegatiei tricolore.
Ea nu a scapat de probleme nici în finala de la bârna, unde
nu a putut sa-si faca exercitiul asa cum trebuia.
here for original article "Frumoasa si atit"
Romanian Gymnastics News Archive.