[Dec 30] Catalina's
return: a Romanian gymnastics Fan opinion
Catalina's return:"Stick It /Again!/
Regarding your previous story:
[Dec 13] Catalina
Ponor wants to return at Romanian gymnastics team
I completely agree with your assessment;
it sounds like it would be a bad idea for Catalina
Ponor to return--most
of all because it sounds like it would hurt team unity.
But in response to the "pigs will fly" conclusion,
I recall another statement I read somewhere a few weeks before
Worlds: "China? yeah, right :-)))" ;-)
Just think about it: Maybe the return of Catalina
Ponor would be just like
that of Haley in the movie "Stick It."
Picture this: Catalina steps into the gym wearing
her street clothes, the girls currently on the team make catty
remarks, Catalina makes cattier remarks, Catalina disrespects
the coach, coach and Catalina both agree that Catalina needs
to train at a separate gymnasium until she's back in shape
and ready to play nice. Catalina begins to focus, the other
athletes show their more vulnerable sides, and tears are cried.
Catalina takes the girls out for a night on the town (with
the help of two cute guys), friendships are born, and the
team unites as one to become gymnastics rebels who turn the
sport upside down! Actually, yes, pigs will
Ponor is a very ambitious gymnast, one
of the most ambitious Romanian Gymnastics has vere had and
if she really, really want this, she can do it!
However, for the team unity and the new
politics of Romanian gymnastics team (having 4-apparatus,
longer careers gymnasts)... I'm afraid "Her" era
is gone. For ever.
If she was serious about return, she wouldn't
have had filled the forms for the monthly pension at all.
She has started the discussions about being injured-when
the Team really needed her badly this year for Worlds...then
suddenly she... was healthy again (?) enough to train for
a $$how in Japan, then again..."injured" (our distance
diagnosis: too bored to train hard again, even for a show)
means for us she haven't made her minds, but still wanting
the top of cream from both "worlds": being on top,
as a successful gymnast and being also a tabloid-star one.
She can't have both.
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