Mariana Bitang declared … the reconstruction of the team in view of the next quad has already started with Romania’s weakest apparatus: all gymnasts have started using grips on uneven bars.
… “We tried starting using them before, with a few girls. But if one of them didn’t get used to grips, she would give up and thus, in a team, in a meet it’s hard to prepare the bars because they are done differently. For instance for working with grips the bar has more chalk whereas for bare palms is prepared with honey, chalk and water and there must be uniformity in the team.”
… ”The one who tries to convince me she is unable to work with grips is Diana Bulimar but I told her that, at any risk, even if it means not going to any competition this fall, we will not take them off. …
Bea Gheorghisor – The Romania Update; Grips, Gym Changes and Hot Frocks
… Why didn’t some coach think of this sooner?