Qualified Teams and Athletes
Romania is now officially out of the Olympics and I have a hard time feeling sorry for them. This is what happens when you see a problem and you have seen it for at least 8 years and you do nothing about. Anyone associated with the Romanian federation for gymnastics should be fired on the spot.
I feel bad for the girls especially those like Diana Bulimer that have been training for 4 years for nothing. I feel sorry for Larisa Iordache who has carried the program on her back for so many years and yet she still could be passed over for an Olympic spot due to sucky luck. I even feel a little bad for Catalina Ponor who came out of retirement just for the Olympics ( though at least she had her dreamed fulfilled multiple times before) but mostly I feel bad for the Andreea Iridon ,Silvia Zarzu and names I’ll never know because they never received the proper attention from their federation and will never be given their chance to compete at an Olympics.
So now what Romania? Will you now stop trying to bring back Belu and Bitang every 4 years to brow beat these kids into submission or will you hire some real coaches (starting with bars) and get your ass in gear?
Oh and it shouldn’t have to be said but if Romania doesn’t give their one spot to Larisa Iordache I hope they never qualify for another Olympics again. It’s a NO BRAINER. Larisa has carried this team for years. This is her spot.
Qualified for Olympic teams
College Nation Championships Prelims
Georgia 196. 7250
1- Bridget Sloan 39.700 (Florida)
2- Chayse Capps 39.6125 (Oklahoma)
3- Myia Hambrick 39.5625 ( LSU)