is Romania looking strong?

Many are questioning the seriously high scores at the “friendly” this past weekend in Bucharest.

Blythe even called it a bit of a “publicity stunt” for Romania.

It worked.

People are impressed.

1. ROMANIA, 180.2

  • VT: 15.00, 15.10, 15.05, 14.75 = 45.15
  • UB: 14.10, 13.95, 14.55, 13.85 = 42.60
  • BB: 15.40, 15.70, 15.00, 15.95 = 47.05
  • FX: 14.50, 15.00, 15.10, 15.30 = 45.40

2. ITALY, 169.45

  • VT: 13.60, 14.60, 13.70, 14.00 = 42.30
  • UB: 13.70, 13.70, 13.45, 13.10 = 40.85
  • BB: 14.40, 14.75, 12.85, 14.00 = 43.15
  • FX: 13.40, 15.10, 13.60, 14.45 = 43.15

3. GERMANY, 167.30

  • VT: 12.40, 13.90, 14.85, 14.45 = 43.20
  • UB: 13.45, 14.10, 14.65, 13.90 = 42.65
  • BB: 13.20, 13.35, 13.10, 13.80 = 40.35
  • FX: 13.40, 13.00, 14.30, 13.40 = 41.10


1. Larisa Iordache (ROM) – 60.85
2. Sandra Izbasa (ROM) – 59.15

3. Vanessa Ferrari (ITA) – 57.80
4. Elisabeth Seitz (GER) – 56.90

Romania is truly looking brilliant compared with Worlds Tokyo.

But even if Romania hits 12 for 12, they’ll have trouble challenging USA and Russia in Team.

Read the Couch Gymnast commentary – Romanian International Friendly: Team and AA Results, Video AND the comments section.

Click PLAY or watch Sandra Izbasa’s new Floor on YouTube. Good call for London.

I was even keener to see her BARS. 🙂 Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

… Held on podium with Gymnova equipment, the event served as a final competitive warm-up just 20 days before the Olympic Games officially begin in London.

“I’m satisfied overall,” Romanian coach Mariana Bitang said. “It could be better, but it was not bad …

IG – Romanians Rule in Bucharest Quad Meet

Not bad?

I’d say Romania is looking strong. USA and Russia had better not miss.

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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