[Feb. 10] Catalina
Ponor is training for a Gold medal at Euros
Bucharest / TVR1aired
Ponor gave up thinking about parties and discos...because
she is no more under constraint, even if at Bucharest there
are far more temptations than in her hometown Constanta. Coach
Matei Stanei let Catalina
Ponor to spend her free time at her own will; despite
Ponor thinks only about training for European Championships,
where she want to get the Gold medal at Balance Beam."-
said the TVR1
"I don't want to offend Mr. (Octavian)
Belu and Mrs Mariana
(Bitang), but now I have more freedom than before...so
there aren't so many temptations (of "forbidden fruit"
meaning). If I want to go somewhere I just have to tell
to my coach, Mr. Matei, that I go and return when I promise.
He just tell me "OK, take care, I don't want anything
bad to happen to you." Go, Cata!
To see Catalina
Ponor in her best body shape since Athens and in her best
attitude since...going to Deva, click
here to see the TVR1 story (link valid one week only,
go to min 26:12).
Romanian Gymnastics News Archive.