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    Beijing 2008  
Steliana Nistor
  Sandra Raluca Izbasa
Alina Georgiana Stanculescu
 Loredana Mihaela Sucar
  Roxana Stan 
  Daniela Druncea

  2007 Seniors:
 Aluissa Bianca Lacusteanu
  Andreea Grigore
  Andra Stanescu
 Madalina Daniela Gutu
  Ana Maria Tamarjan
  Adriana Tamarjan
  2008 Seniors:
Cerasela Stefania Patrascu
  Alexandra Ghita
  Andreea Acatrinei
Gabriela Dragoi
Nicolae Forminte (main)
Liliana Cosma
  Catalin Daniel Meran
  Marius Razvan Vintila
  Lucian Sandu
  Raluca Bugner

  choreographer: Puia Valer
   doctor: Sanda Oltean
   med. as:Margareta  Turcu
   masseur: Onucu Dudas

Marius Daniel Berbecar
 Adrian Bucur
 Ovidiu Buidoso
Marian Dragulescu
 Cosmin Iancu
 Alin Sandu Jivan
 Flavius Koczi
 Florin Nebunu
 Bogdan Stefan Orzata
 Cosmin Popescu
 Daniel Ilie Popescu
 Dan Nicolae Potra
 Razvan Dorin Selariu
Robert George Stanescu Andrei Suciu
 main coach Dan Grecu

  Athens 2004   
Catalina Ponor
  Daniela Sofronie
  Monica Rosu
  Alexandra Eremia
  Oana Ban   
  Silvia Stroescu
  Andreea Munteanu
coach: Octavian Belu
coach Mariana Bitang
 coach Nicolae Forminte
coach Lucian Sandu

 Urzica Marius
  Dragulescu Marian
  Suciu Ioan
  Potra Dan
  Selariu Razvan
  Popescu Daniel

 Main coach: Dan Grecu


EXCLUSIVE! American gymnast training in Romania

Atlanta, Georgia, US
...They (US) took your coaches, they took our former Champions; it's time now for Romanian gymnastics to take their gymnast! :-)
. If we manage to use their Champion-Winner-spirit gymnasts and train with our top coaching, that would be the Gold receipt of ancient Alchemists!

   A 6-years old gymnast- Olivia from Atlanta, Georgia, is moving with her family in Romania and will take gymnastics classes with top Romanian coaches. Her mother was so kind to answer our questions and to arrange for exclusive photos for us..
(Q=question; A=answer)

Q: How come that you are moving to Romania? It's a job-related thing?
  A: My husband is an executive in a large multinational company that has operations in Bucharest. It is his job that brings us to Bucharest.

  Q: Since when does your daughter Olivia started gymnastics?
  A: Olivia started Gymnastics at 2 years old in a "Mommy and Me" class. These classes are really popular in the US It is a great activity for new moms and their toddlers. Olivia loved the class so we let her continue to train in Gymnastic classes. Now she is 6 years old.
  Photo left: Olivia during one of her last US training sessions before leaving for Romania

   Q: Does Olivia know anything about Romanian gymnasts?
   A: She didn't when we first told her about moving to Romania. She had never even heard of Romania. We quickly told her about Nadia Comaneci and all the excellent Gymnasts that come from Romania. She was then really excited about moving to Romania and potentially working with the Romanian Coaches.

  Q: What do you know about Romania?
  A: I was the same as my daughter when my husband told me we were moving to Bucharest, Romania. I new very little about the city or country. I started doing some research on the Internet but it wasn't until I visited Romania that I got a true sense of the people and the country. Romania is so beautiful and the people are so kind. I went from being overwhelmed at the idea of moving to Romania to looking forward to the move. I think Romania is going to be a wonderful experience for me and my family.

  Q: What would you like to visit in Romania?
  A: I am anxious to explore the mountains, the Black Sea, and Transylvania. What makes Bucharest so great is that you are close to both the mountains and the sea. I am looking forward to our weekends in Romania.

  Q: Do you think that your girl will benefit from moving to Romania, by training with top coaches?
  A: Absolutely! It is an opportunity of a life time.

  Q: Did your move to Romania was made easier because your girl will have the chance to be coached by Romanian coaches, known as one of the best?
  A: One of the first things our friends and family would say when we told them we were moving to Romania was "How great for Olivia! Romania is known for their Gymnastics. She will receive the best training in the world!" As a mother, it made the decision to move to Romania so much easier. I knew this move was not only going to benefit me and my husband but my girls would also benefit from doing a sport they love in a country famous for Gymnastics.

  Q: How did you heard about our site?
  A: I was desperately searching for gymnastic lessons for Olivia. Ironically, it has been difficult finding a gym for her since she is not Romanian. I knew that gyms had to exist, I just did not know how to get her into one. I was searching the Internet and found your website. You had an e-mail address to ask questions through so I sent an e-mail asking for assistance. Thanks to you and your website, doors have started to open for my daughter. You have been great and so helpful.

  Q: What did you know about Nadia Comaneci?
  A:I grew up wanting to be Nadia. I knew she was Romanian and the best Gymnast of my time. I think every little girl who took gymnastics wanted to be Nadia. It is awesome to think that my daughter will now train in her country and with the caliber of coaches that trained Nadia.

   Q: How long are you planning to stay in Romania? Do you have friends/relatives there?
  A:We will be in Romania probably between 3-6 years. You just never know. We know no one in Romania but the people are so nice, I know we will develop lasting relationship during our time in Romania.

Photo right: the Champion-alike, winner mentality is cultivated step by step in US; something Romanian coaches still dream about

   Q: If Olivia will be selected for the National team, would you let her compete in the Romanian National Team?
   A:Wow! That is an honor and opportunity I never considered for my daughter. I think it is a bridge we would cross when and if we come to it.

Photo left: during weekends, children can play at their wish on some Atlanta streets. Little things can make a difference.

 Last minute update: Olivia's family has requested from the Romanian coach to schedule gymnastics lessons (both with the team and private) for the youngest girl (3 years old), too .

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