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Larisa Iordache returned from a three-year hiatus to compete at the Romanian national championship! We discuss her performance and possible path to Olympic qualification.
Silviana Sfiringu is the Romanian national all-around champion, new queen of beam saves, and possible bars savior; we’re very into Ioana Stanciulescu’s beam routine; and junior Ana Maria Barbosu might rule them all.
Plus, the ways in which the Olympic qualification system has personally victimized Romania and how tentatively optimistic we should be about the future of the Romanian women’s team.
- The latest on December’s European Championship that’s still happening
- Leanne Wong’s power move during NCAA signing week
- Who’s canceling the NCAA season and who’s still truckin’
- Shane Wiskus is moving on
- Plus, news on Taylor Lindsay-Noel, Maria Paseka’s husband, Yin Alvarez, North Korean gymnastics defectors, and Jessica and Spencer losing their minds for a while
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