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Artistic Gymnastics 2016 Discussion Thread

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OlympicsFan    98

Sadly we will have to compete without Janas, she is injured again and will probably miss Rio. At this point i think that she should just end her career ...

I actually predicted that this would happen when i first took notice of her (in 2013). Thats just what always happens when Germany has a talent like her. She is the biggest talent Germany ever had in artistic gymnastics (on the womens side), but obviously its not supposed to be that we are good in womens artistic gymnastics ...

Even without Janas we should clearly be good enough to qualify. I hope that we will compete with Berger, Scheder, Schäfer, Seitz and Alt. We will miss Janas especially at floor and balance beam, but our strength at uneven bars should give us a big advantage.

 

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kapil857    16

Does anybody have any further news on Dipa Karmarkar??

 

I have gone through the rules and it is clear that if north korea pulled out, then both Colombia and India (who is 2nd reserve) will be invited.

 

However, here's why I have a bad feeling. The registration list has no women athletes from North Korea and also has one women athlete from Colombia. But it does not have India !!! I also double-checked and every other country who is eligible has registered.

 

However, 40 individual non-qualified athletes should be competing at the event and the registration has been listed for only 39. Also, registration is as of Feb 25.

 

So, either India has registered after Feb 25, or the more scary alternative is that the INDIAN GYMNASTICS FEDERATION SCREWED UP LIKE NOBODY'S BUSINESS (and unfortunately things like that happen in India) !!!

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IoNuTzZ    4
On 09/03/2016 at 1:02 AM, thiago_simoes said:

Now, if Romania doesn't qualify a full team, both Iordache and Ponor will be automatically not eligible for the Olympics. Only gymnasts who perform on all four apparatus in the Test Event can apply for the spot at the Olympics.

I hope and pray Romania gets one of the team quotas. I want to see Iordache and Ponor in Rio! 

Romania still has other talented gymnasts and with enough technical potential to form a team of five that would put on a good fight: Catalina Ponor, Diana Bulimar, Laura Jurca, Andreea Iridon, Anamaria Ocolisan, Silvia Zarzu, Maria Holbura etc.

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DaniSRB    224
Just now, IoNuTzZ said:

Romania still has other talented gymnasts and with enough technical potential to form a team of five that would put on a good fight: Catalina Ponor, Diana Bulimar, Laura Jurca, Andreea Iridon, Anamaria Ocolisan, Silvia Zarzu, Maria Holbura etc.

any chance that Izabasa return for Olympics?

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OlympicsFan    98
6 minutes ago, IoNuTzZ said:

Romania still has other talented gymnasts and with enough technical potential to form a team of five that would put on a good fight: Catalina Ponor, Diana Bulimar, Laura Jurca, Andreea Iridon, Anamaria Ocolisan, Silvia Zarzu, Maria Holbura etc.

Last year with Iordache, Jurca, Iridon, Zarzu and Bulimar you were 2 points or more behind Belgium/France/Germany/Brazil. I dont think that Germany or Brazil will get any worse, but i dont know about France and Belgium. I think you will need to score better than last year, which will be really difficult without Iordache, considering that she scored about 56 points. Your biggest problem seems to be uneven bars and Iordache is your best athlete at uneven bars, so it doesnt look very good for you at the moment. I really pray that you will qualify, olympics without Iordache would be horrible, especially in womens all around. :(

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1 minute ago, IoNuTzZ said:

Romania still has other talented gymnasts and with enough technical potential to form a team of five that would put on a good fight: Catalina Ponor, Diana Bulimar, Laura Jurca, Andreea Iridon, Anamaria Ocolisan, Silvia Zarzu, Maria Holbura etc.


The Test Event will be Holbura's first major international meet, and good luck counting on her in this nervewrecking situation. Jurca and Zarzu are not exactly "talented" gymnasts. They are mediocre at best. Bulimar severely lacks consistency, Ponor does not perform on the uneven bars (arguably the worst apparatus for Romania). And the Romanian team will perform on the very first subdivision, what usually equals to lower scores. 

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IoNuTzZ    4
On 09/03/2016 at 10:56 PM, thiago_simoes said:

Brazil, Germany and France, for sure. Belgium has lost one of their best gymnasts, and Australia will see the return of Lauren Mitchell, so they will fight for the final team quota with Romania. 

It's insane that at this point Romania will depend on Catalina Ponor once again. And she doesn't perform on the worst apparatus for the team, Uneven Bars, so the team will have trouble reaching an acceptable score on this apparatus.

Romania will not depend on Catalina Ponor . Laura Jurca and Diana Bulimar are in good shapes but Uneven Bars is a weak apparatus for us , i think Romania win the quotas easily

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IoNuTzZ    4
Just now, thiago_simoes said:


The Test Event will be Holbura's first major international meet, and good luck counting on her in this nervewrecking situation. Jurca and Zarzu are not exactly "talented" gymnasts. They are mediocre at best. Bulimar severely lacks consistency, Ponor does not perform on the uneven bars (arguably the worst apparatus for Romania). And the Romanian team will perform on the very first subdivision, what usually equals to lower scores. 

Laura Jurca is 8 place at world championship in 2015 with 56.732 points , Larisa has only 55.698 in qualification . Romania will win the Test Event :yes

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OlympicsFan    98
4 minutes ago, thiago_simoes said:


The Test Event will be Holbura's first major international meet, and good luck counting on her in this nervewrecking situation. Jurca and Zarzu are not exactly "talented" gymnasts. They are mediocre at best. Bulimar severely lacks consistency, Ponor does not perform on the uneven bars (arguably the worst apparatus for Romania). And the Romanian team will perform on the very first subdivision, what usually equals to lower scores. 

In general i agree about Jurca, but i think you are a bit too "harsh". I was very surprised that she finished top 10 in the all around last year, considering that girls like Janas or Downie always outperformed her at junior level, but a 16 year old girl finishing top 10 at world championships is still a pretty good result. I dont ever see her winning an individual medal, but she can be very important in the romanian team and she will probably have to compete at all 4 apparatus in the team.

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IoNuTzZ    4
1 minute ago, OlympicsFan said:

In general i agree about Jurca, but i think you are a bit too "harsh". I was very surprised that she finished top 10 in the all around last year, considering that girls like Janas or Downie always outperformed her at junior level, but a 16 year old girl finishing top 10 at world championships is still a pretty good result. I dont ever see her winning an individual medal, but she can be very important in the romanian team and she will probably have to compete at all 4 apparatus in the team.

I think she surprised everyone last year . I would like to  surprise Munteanu and manage to make all apparatus because she is very talented

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