ROM Maria Barbosu 6 golds

Ana Maria Barbosu took the AA, all 4 apparatus as well as team gold.

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As always with Romania, we’re worried about Bars. Ana’s still mostly using Free Hip rather than Sole Circle. Typical of that nation’s coaches. Pirouette and Blind on the same arm still, keeping her in the same spot on the rail for dismount.

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Rick Mc

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

2 thoughts on “ROM Maria Barbosu 6 golds”

  1. What’s wrong with turning on the same arm to stay in the middle of the bar? It helps get rid of deductions for shuffling and looks smoother. Am I missing something?


    1. I teach it that way for those very advantages. But to increase difficulty for elite, you need continue pirouetting in the same direction, not back the way you came. It’s unusual to see elite gymnasts pirouette and blind on the same arm. I’m still worried about Romanian coaching.


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