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Porgras Takes Third Straight Romanian Title
(12 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)

World balance beam champion Ana Porgras captured her third consecutive all-around title Friday at the Romanian championships, taking place at the Nadia Comaneci Hall in Onesti.

World balance beam champion Ana Porgras captured her third consecutive all-around title Friday at the Romanian championships, taking place at the Nadia Comaneci Hall in Onesti.

Porgras scored 58.650 to edge Amelia Racea (58.250) and Raluca Haidu (57.625). Porgras opted for a simple Yurchenko full on vault, but showed a beautiful new floor routine with a double layout mount. She earned her top mark on balance beam (15.825), with a wobble-free set (ff, ff, two-foot layout; front aerial, sheep jump; ff, ff, stuck double pike).

Once again showing her trademark consistency, 2004 Olympic champion Catalina Ponor notched 15.775 (6.4) for a near-perfect beam routine (ro two-foot layout; double turn; Onodi, ff whip; switch leap, Kochetkova; front aerial, ff layout stepout; double pike). Ponor, who began training again with the national team in April, also had the third-best score on floor exercise (two whips to tucked full-in; triple twist; double pike).

Olympic gold medalist Sandra Izbasa and world silver medalist Diana Chelaru skipped the competition to preserve their health for October's world championships.

2008 Olympians Imogen Cairns, Becky Downie and Hannah Whelan were among the 12 British gymnasts competing as guests in Onesti.

The competition continues Friday evening with the men's team and all-around. World champion Marian Dragulescu is set to make his 2011 competitive debut.

External Link: Romanian Gymnastics Federation

2011 Romanian National Championships
Aug. 26, Onesti

Women's All-AroundVTUBBBFXTotal
1. Ana Porgras CS "FARUL" Constanta 5.0 13.975 6.2 14.200 6.5 15.825 5.6 14.650 58.650
2. Amelia Racea CNS "CETATE" Deva 5.8 14.375 6.0 14.650 6.1 15.050 5.5 14.450 58.525
3. Raluca Haidu CNS "CETATE" Deva 5.8 14.425 5.9 14.150 6.0 14.850 5.5 14.250 57.675
4. Diana Bulimar CS "DINAMO" Bucuresti 4.8 13.575 5.5 13.975 6.1 13.875 5.8 14.950 56.375
5. Daniela Andrei CSS Buzau 5.0 14.025 5.4 13.950 5.5 13.875 5.5 14.350 56.200
6. Gabriela Dragoi CSS Buzau 5.0 13.650 5.8 14.575 5.5 13.775 4.7 13.325 55.325
7. Diana Trenca CNS "CETATE" Deva 4.4 13.275 5.5 13.925 5.6 13.625 5.3 14.075 54.900
8. Maria Balea CNS "CETATE" Deva 4.6 13.300 4.5 12.050 6.0 14.775 5.3 13.925 54.050
9. Catalina Ponor CS "DINAMO" Bucuresti 5.3 14.525 0.0 0.000 6.4 15.775 5.6 14.625 44.925
10. Ancuta Ciuculete CSS Sibiu 0.0 0.000 0.0 0.000 0.0 0.000 0.0 0.000 0.000
HC Hannan Wheelan 5.0 13.775 5.5 14.000 5.7 13.625 5.7 14.525 55.925
HC Elizabeth Beddos 5.0 13.450 4.8 13.175 4.9 13.700 4.5 13.300 53.625
HC Jennifer Pinches 5.0 13.450 5.1 12.550 4.7 13.400 5.7 13.675 53.075
HC Danusia Francis 4.4 13.100 4.3 13.200 5.1 13.225 4.3 13.200 52.725
HC Charlotte Lindsley 5.0 13.475 4.8 12.825 4.9 13.625 4.9 12.600 52.525
HC Kelly Simm 5.0 13.250 4.8 12.700 4.4 12.925 4.8 13.050 51.925
HC Laura Mitchell 4.4 13.050 4.5 12.725 4.8 12.800 4.5 13.175 51.750
HC Niamh Rippin 5.0 13.950 5.1 11.700 5.5 12.350 5.4 13.350 51.350
HC Jocelin Hunt 5.0 13.675 4.7 11.325 5.1 12.975 5.0 12.675 50.650
HC Laura Edwards 0.0 0.000 5.3 13.175 4.9 12.000 5.1 13.700 38.875
HC Becky Downie 0.0 0.000 5.6 14.400 4.4 13.000 0.0 0.000 27.400
HC Imogen Cairns 0.0 0.000 0.0 0.000 4.8 13.750 5.3 13.100 26.850
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Margaret said:

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Awesome Ana! :)
Congrats to Ana Porgras my fave Romanian on the team! I cannot wait to see see her beam set and especially her new floor routine!! And how amazing is Catalina Ponor?? She was my favorite Romanian on the 2004 squad and I'm so happy to see her competing again! Welcome back Cata!

And please ladies-STAY HEALTHY!!
 
August 26, 2011
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Margaret said:

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Foreign guests. :)
Forgot to add, I love the concept of inviting foreign guest gymnasts to compete at a country's national championships! smilies/cool.gif
 
August 26, 2011
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amalia said:

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How come Imogen Cairns scored a 0 for vault? I've seen her vaulting a very good 1,5 Yourchenko
 
August 27, 2011
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billiebum said:

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I'd that Imogen Cairns didn't actually vault, hence the 0.0 difficulty and the 0.000 score
 
August 28, 2011
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Tunde-Lidia Beke said:

Tunde-Lidia Beke
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Porgras won also floor, and shared for gold with Ponor on the beam. Ponor won vault.
In this very moment, Romania has 5 !!! (Porgras, Izbasa, Ponor, Chelaru, Bulimar) great gymnasts on floor and 3 on beam (Porgras, Ponor, Racea).
 
September 01, 2011
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