[May 6] Romanian
gymnastics team status
Questions about Andreea
Munteanu, from our Forum:
Does anyone know if she is coming back??? Or she is basically
I hope she get it done and will be a part of the Beijing
team. She was so unlucky to get injured right before Athens.
The new Romanian gymnastics team head coach Nicolae
Forminte show much more
respect for fans (and media), also by answering to their questions.
(Well, it's easy to be nicer than some former coaches -you
can read dictators- which previously owned the team
and have had installed -like Ceausescu did- an iron curtain
around Deva ; only their "friends" could get updates).
Back to your question, here is an update for the whole
Romanian gymnastics team; many thanks to the head coach of
the team, which shows respect for all the Romanian gymnastics
Nistor got medical clearance back in November 2005,
after an eight months break; she competed at European Championships
with only a 4-5 month training.
Munteanu got also medical clearance for training back
in November 2005, after many time-outs from gym , for periods
between 3 to 6 months. Since Athens games, she still trying
to come back. She has started to train but after her back
pains come back she have had to stop training; now she is
thinking -she have to decide between going on or retiring.
For the moment, she seems convinced to keep training for Worlds.
Raluca Izbasa : OK;
Druncea : OK;
: she have had to compete at European Championships in Volos
with only a two months training, because of some health problems.
"I have had to protect her, to avoid loosing her for
Worlds"- said coach Nicolae
: after a six months time-off from training, she got medical
clearance in November 2005, she did managed to keep up with
the team but just one week before the Romanian International
Championships in Ploiesti she got sick from a rare disease,
being hospitalized in Timisoare (still there).
Stanescu : knee surgery, she is out
from training past nine months and she will stay other 3...6
months; now being hospitalized in Bucharest.
Stan : meniscus surgery at the beginning
of the year; hopefully she will be recoverable and back on
time for Worlds.
Bianca Lacusteanu : OK, she was at Euros;
Grigore : OK, she was at Euros;
Daniela Gutu : OK, she was at Euros;
Tamarjan : in recovery after a six months
Maria Tamarjan : recovering after an
accident at elbow at the end of 2005 in a competition
Stefania Patrascu : OK, she competed
Ghita : OK, she competed at Euros;
Alexandra Stefan : OK;
Dragoi : OK.
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