[Aug 26] Romanian
gymnastics Team wins Newcastle contest
and All-around Event Three times Olympic, seven times World
and four times European Team Champions, Romania, won the Friendly
Women’s Gymnastics International in Newcastle versus Great
Britain both in the Team (231.80: 223.45) and the Individual
Photo: Sandrea Izbasa
Best AA results for the host team achieved
Aisling Williams, fourth, 56.70 and Lynette Lisle, sixth,
The meet, held according to the 6-5-4-competition
format, served as a timely and very useful rehearsal for the
World Championships in Aarhus (DEN), in October.
competed with two Juniors in the team (Lacusteanu
while GBR introduced changes in their line-up a week before
the event, giving a chance to three talented gymnasts without
big international experience - Kerri Upton, Olivia Bryl and
Photo: Andreea Grigore by A.Edwards
Both Teams started the event according to the draw for Aarhus
(i.e. GBR on Vault and Romania on A. Bars). Even without their
top performers on A. Bars (the European Champion Beth Tweddle,
Shavahn Church and Amy Nunes), the British dominated on this
apparatus, 56.15 vs. 55.20 for Romania.
The highest score in the Saturday’s contest belong to Sandra
Izbasa – 15.50 on Floor (full in, double pike, 2 ˝
punch front into 1 ˝, finishing with a triple twist).
"I am very happy with some of the performances; our team
competed on a very decent level. Given the fact that none
of the teams have achieved their top competitive form as yet,
this was an extremely useful competition to make our analyses
with regard to the preparation for the World Championships.
As for Romania, I wish them success in Aarhus, this time they
will really need it!”, said Adrian Stan, British Gymnastics
Technical Director for Women.
“Many thanks to British Gymnastics and the
City of Newcastle for giving us the opportunity to test our
preparation for the World Championships. Today some of our
gymnasts performed according to my expectations, while others
have more work to do in the remaining 7-8 weeks", said Nicolae
Forminte, Head Coach of the Romanian Gymnastics Team.
27] Apparatus finals
1. Imogen Cairns (GBR)- 14.325
Isbasa (ROM)- 14.225
3. Emma White (GBR)- 13. 825
1. Yurchenko 1 1/2 2. Round-off 1/2 turn on - front pike
Nistor (ROM)- 15.200
2. Lynette Lisle (GBR)- 14.700
3. Aisling Williams (GBR)- 14.250
Isbasa (ROM)- 15.900
Nistor (ROM)- 15.550
3. Emma White (GBR)- 14.150
Izbasa (ROM) - 15.600
2. Melanie Roberts (GBR)– 14.300
Sucar - 13.950
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