[Dec 6] Maria
Olaru's drama : who's next?
Olaru has avoided in the last minute a possible paralyze
by doing an emergency operation in Budapest, Romania. A metal
implant was inserted between her L1 and L1 vertebras.
The tragedy (God Forbid!) can repeat any time,
since many of former Romanian gymnasts does not take care
of themselves by doing serious medical checking and MRI (Romanian-RMN)
exams and take risks by performing in various acrobatic-alike
shows. Most of them (the medalists) receive serious monthly
bonuses from ROC ("renta viagera"), and also support
from RGF, if they need to do these checkups. They didn't used
It looks like Maria
Olaru was encouraged (she is a "favorite"
and close to the former coaches; use to defend/backup them)
to take some bad decisions last summer: appearances in St.Tropez
(Antena 1 show) and, few weeks ago, in the ProTv show "Dancing
for You"-which has definitely pushed her to the limits.
I didn't want to write, back then, about her appearance in
the show because both the jury (those pigs have to apologize
now for their bad, words on about her evolution-she was very
ill, close to broke her neck, you idiots!) and anybody else
could saw she was moving very bad for a dancer, performing
very rigid -almost strange for a former gymnast.
The true came up last days, with the news from
and from a tabloid which wrote about her surgery.
We asked today some of Maria's
Olaru closest contacts about the surgery. She told
them she don't want to make big fuss about her surgery, she
don't like/need any scandal around this bad moment in her
life. She paid herself the treatment in Budapest.
Since the tabloids already
printed the story (and this is answer to Sergio who
send me the below message), I have to tell you this:
1. God is good; maybe it's a bad idea to upset Him
by telling lies (everything was fine at team-alike) to
support (abusive) former coaches; a Romanian saying says "D-zeu
nu da cu batul, iti trimite alte semne!" -God don't
punch you with a stick, it sends you other kind of messages!
After many TV appearances in interviews supporting her former
coaches during Petrovschi
case, where are we now? Oana
Petrovschi has proved (in a Court) that she was right
(and we were, too-by the way!) and she got the car, the money,
respect and had entered into the history of gymnastics; on
the other side...Maria was pretty close to a drama. Maybe
a (hard) Lesson from "Him"?
2.It has been proved now that bad advises can take
you close to broke your neck! A good
lesson to other former romanian gymnasts: have a (serious)
medical checkup, before doing any more gymnastics (shows or
Anyway, we keep our fingers crossed for Maria
If you have a message to support her, send it
us using our Contact
The roots of which could have been another
"less than a moth before the Olympics
Maria Olaru told us she can't take it anymore.
That she's be better off quitting than making a fool of herself
in Sydney. It took a lot of work and reasoning with her to
make her give up on this idea [retirement]."-excerpt
from an interview
Olaru about how to become and remain a winner
6] TV alert: Maria Olaru in "Intercities" TV show
Zahiu selling her medals...
Olaru, looking for a buyer
Olaru has changed her car... and delayed her US plans
A Romanian gymnastics fan message:
I don't know if you might be interested
in posting this in your site.
It seems like this was pretty sudden and had to be done urgently!
The surgery happened last week after doctors found out about
some serious problem between L1-L2 of her back. She seems
to be better now!!
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