Ana Porgras was beloved by
all, most after the 2009 Worlds.
They called her the most elegant gymnast in a long time. The world acted like she was the second coming of a gymnast from the 80 or the 90’s. When in fact she was just much better than the crap we have called gymnastics this last decade.
Than came 2011 where Ana looked like… everyone else. She seemed to have lost all that made her special. (best best routine is below)
Now we have 2012 and Ana has retired. She refuses to name names or give us a real reason pretending to use injuries as an excuse.
Many are speculating that Ana must have been sick of Belu and Bitang and has retired for that reason. I hate to agree with the masses on
something, anything but they are probably right.
You know what if Ana has given up because of the way she was treated then I give this girl all the props in the world.
To give up her dream for her own well being takes a lot of moxy and I’m sure spiting Belu and Bitang was just an added bonus.
It’s just a huge shame that Ana will miss the Olympics.
Good luck Ana. If you decide to un-retire make sure you get everything in writing.
Romania is screwed big time with this retirement. Even an un-motivated Ana at the 2011 Worlds managed to score over a 15 in team finals on beam and she was easily their best uneven bar worker.
You can read about the details at the couch gymnast