No Surprise: Romania earned a total of four spots for the finals. As mentioned above, in the absence of Larisa Iordache and given the rather scarce results in the competitions leading up to Euros, it can’t be a surprise that Romania is not as well represented compared to other years. Diana Bulimar and Laura Jurca will be competing in the all around final, while Andreea Iridon is a reserve for the beam final.
Surprise: Andreea Munteanu qualified for beam and floor finals. Munteanu replaced Larisa Iordache who was recovering from an ankle injury and, she was the final addition to the Euro team. If you were to pick the top Romanian before the start of the competition, Diana Bulimar would have been favorite due to a superior competition record . Now that Bulimar is still recovering from back to back knee injuries ( complications due to a necrosis of the knee tissue) and has a way to go before reaching top shape Andreea Munteanu stepped up and made sure Romania is still present in the event finals.
Article by: Bea Gheorghisor
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