Friday, 20 March 2009

2nd Post in the Gymnast Series


She was born in 1997 in Constanta, Romania where she trained until she was 9 years old and then she moved to Spain where she now trains in Madrid at CGA Pozuelo and is one of their most promising gymnasts.
She competes in the alevin category where she was awarded the highest score at the Third Tournament of the Federation of Gymnastics Madrid - 50.60 and won gold on all 4 apparatus. Her coach Silvia GarcĂ­a believes there is a real opportunities to reach the national team of Spain. Roxana was granted Spanish Citizenship by the Government of Spain in June 2008 and has decided to compete for them rather than Romania.
Last year a programme was made about her which is available here. It is in Spanish but has interesting features including training videos and competition routines as well as interviews with various people including Jesus Carballo the Spanish National Coach. At the end of the video it shows her winning 4 Golds at the Individual National Championships.
Below from youtube is a video of her routines at the National Championships I don't think she competed full difficulty as I've seen her compete harder skils but I still like her floor and she gets into a nice rhythm on beam.

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