[Feb 13] Andreea Raducan speaks about her life after gymnastics
Former Romanian gymnast Andreea Raducan has spoken about her life after gymnastics, during a TV lifestyle program (available on web, click here).
Andreea Raducan has graduated the Sport University last year; she is studying now for a Journalism Master. "[Journalism] It's a domain which I like, it attracts me even if I don't know if I will practice or not. I already worked in this area accidentally [she worked as a TVR1 anchor for a sport program] " said Andreea Raducan.
Andreea Raducan likes to jogging on the National Stadium runways. "During the summer I came very often, it's nice to come here to run, to move a little bit; it makes me feel good." It looks like Andreea has a nostalgia when she reminds about her career as a gymnast-said the reporter.
"After I quit gymnastics, I become overweight and I didn't followed any special diet, fitness program or something like that", says Andreea Raducan. "I think that after a while, my body has come back in shape-1 year and a half after ending my gym career- whithout doing much efforts. At this moment, I don't think I need to use any diet program, I feel good as I am. I do exercise to maintain a good tonus for the body and spirit."
"I use to starve myself -this is not a solution!- but during my career it was easier for me to loose weight simply by starving myself. It's not a solution and I don't recommend it to anybody. I have to admit that I tried this after I quit, but I didn't succeed to loose weight because I was passing through my "critics times [ delayed puberty] , transformations from a girl to a teenage; no matter what I tried to, I didn't worked. In the end, I just sit and waited my body to *do his functions* and it came back to normal."
[Note: Romanian gymnastics team never had before, don't have even now a nutritionist or a healthy diet recommended by top specialists and nobody care about how girls loose weight; they do it "in the old-wrong- way"-by starving]
Andreea Raducan *works* now for the Romanian Olympics Committee Foundation, headed by one of the top Romania's billionaire. Strange that, despite having top sponsors and using huge funds, and after the initial publicity in tabloids, the same Foundation "don't have any more enough funds", to reimburse Andreea Chelaru's University taxes (a lousy $200) or even her medicines! (her past two months expenses with medicines were not reimbursed any more). We hope that Andreea Raducan can really do something for her former colleague in pain.
10min. Video: Andreea Raducan speaks about life after gymnastics
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This article is also an answer to this Romanian gymnastics fan letter:
I just wanna have some information about Andreea Raducan, what does she do for living, how is she, does she still have any link with gymnastics.
I'm a big fan of Andreea Raducan, Nadia Comaneci. I know what does Nadia do but it's a total mystery for Andreea... I hope that you could answer me and I could have some more information about her.
Thanks a lot,
Halima DARRAZI, 24 years old, French.
Romanian Gymnastics News Archive.