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Sandra is the Gold Medalist in the Floor Exercise Final at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and a Bronze medalist with her team! She is also the All Around Champion of the 2008 Arthur Gander Memorial and the 2008 Nadia Comaneci Invitational.
2011 brought Sandra the European title on vault and floor!
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What you don't know about Sandra Izbaşa!
A great article about Sandra from Prosport.
Sandra Izbaşa doesn't have any secret. The best Romanian gymnast, the only Olympic Champion from Europe to WAG, at this year's Olympics Edition from Beijing, is a 18 years old young lady who fights to keep her childhood. Always smiling and joking, Sandra revealed for ProSport some of her thoughts.
FIRST THING SHE SEES THROUGH WINDOW:
„Now, because the leafs fell down from the trees, I can see better my car and near I can see my grandmother and the Olympic team's dog who keeps an eye on our house”.
WHAT WOULD SHE LIKES TO SEE:
„A peaceful river and a clear sky”.
IF SHE COULD CHANGE SOMETHIG TO THE WAY SHE LOOKS, THAT WOULD BE...
(she's thinking a while) „Nothing so far. I'm pleased with the way I look”.
HOW DOES SHE SEES HER OVER 10 YEARS:
(smiling) „Me having 28 years old… well, a regular people having his house, having a car, maybe a boyfriend”.
SANDRA, AS A MOM:
„It's hard… (laughing)… I cannot see myself as a mother yet, but in life you have to do this also, it's normal because the family is important”.
„I prefer it plain-spoken”.
„I'm a fighter and when I have something in mind, nothing can stop me. I always liked to choose the hardest path”.
„It's very important. I don't want to be praised to the skies, but to be appreciated for what I am and for what I'm doing”.
„I had moments when I wanted to give up and go home when I couldn't do some skill the way I wanted, but I never really wanted to retire, no matter how exhausting or painful was an injury I had”.
„I want to have a place of mine, my house, a car, to have a family and a tree. A tree that I want to plant home, in my courtyard at Domneşti. A, and the basement I want to use as a room where I can create choreographies for floor event”.
THE MOST ANNOYING QUESTION:
„What have you felt after taking the Olympic Gold? You can't explain something like that, it's a state, an experience, a feeling that you cannot describe in five words”.
„No. I'll have enough time after I retire from gymnastics. I want to concentrate on sport right now”.
„Oscar. On training I don't have the maximum performance but in the contest I give everything”.
FRIENDSHIP IN GYMNASTIC:
„By affinity, preferences and others. For instance after the Olympics we are very united, what happened there consolidate our relationship”.
„Cheng Fei. She's a great athlete, an improver and has a big character. She knows how to lose honorable, she's fair play. After I finished my floor exercise in Beijing, she was the first person who came and congratulated me”.
YOUR LOOK IN A CONTEST:
„I learned to arrange myself, I learned how to handle. OK, I would like to go to a hair stylist like Shawn Johnson does, as I saw in montages”.
PICKING THE LEOTARD:
„It depends of the importance of the contest, what it could mean to me or how many people see the contest. All my leotards are beautiful but I prefer the one with blue and white from the Olympics”.
“I love to be childish, to enjoy every little thing. I want to act like a child a few more years, then will see" - Sandra Izbaşa
Posted on Jan 04 2011