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Padurariu Pushes To ‘Come Back to Prime Competition Shape’
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Featured in a chat in the December 2019 issue of International Gymnast magazine, Canadian gymnast Ana Padurariu told IG she is hopeful to return to all-around competition in February following a foot injury that prevented from competing on all four apparatuses at this fall’s World Championships in Stuttgart.

“I am currently training on all four events and trying to get all my skills back,” said Padurariu, the 2018 world silver medalist on balance beam. “The goal is to compete all-around at Elite Canada in February.”

Padurariu said the prospect of competing at next summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo helps her persevere as she rebuilds her all-around program.

“I stay optimistic and get the strength to push through by thinking about my ultimate goal, the Olympics,” she told IG. “Being injured also gives you that spark of motivation to get back into training as soon as possible, as just conditioning all day gets boring very fast. My coach Elena (Davydova), Gymnastics Canada and I work hard together to get through any setback and come back to prime competition shape in the best and most successful way possible.”

Read the complete chat with Ana Padurariu in the December 2019 issue of International Gymnast magazine. The March 2019 issue features Padurariu on the cover and “Ana Hits Her Stride,” an in-depth interview with her.

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