Patrascu comes, Druncea goes

Fangymnastics recently reported about two changes of elite gymnasts in Romania:

Dana Druncea, member of the Romanian gymnastics Olympic team, retired. “An analysis was made and the conclusion was that there was no rate of progress, and what she had already learned is not enough for fighting for a medal. As in Romania just participating is not an option, but only winning, she decided to give up. Moreover, this year there is no team competition, while next year the new seniors would have much bigger chances to make the team, this being another reason for her decision. It was a mature decision, taken together with her family”, declared the head-coach Nicolae Forminte.

Member of the Romanian team that won the European gold last year, Cerasela Patrascu is now ready to come back in competitions, after the double surgery she suffered on her right meniscus. She is already training on 3 events: uneven bars, beam and vault, her first competition being Romanian Open, which will be held in Ploiesti on June 5-7. “At the moment she is struggling with her weight, but we can say that she made progress. She is still motivated and eager to recuperate the inactivity period. Her goal is to perform as well as possible during the Romanian Open, where she is going to compete on uneven bars and beam“, said the head-coach Nicolae Forminte.”

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