Sandra Izbașa clearly dominated the vault event finals of the 2011 European gymnastics championships and won the title with two valuable vaults with high start values and very good execution, the result of hard training for all the past months.
Sandra explains that after the competition, she knew how to cope with her emotions and that this was the deciding factor in wining her medal.”I was confident. I knew I worked hard and that was that. But I was also lucky because I was able to cope with my emotions. It's my first vault event final after four years. It is a medal which is raising our expectations for this apparatus for future competitions.”
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At the World championships in 2010, Sandra was competing with only one vault, and now at Berlin she presented two vaults with a start value of 5.8 and 5.6 respectively.”Mrs. Bitang and Mr. Bellu had faith in me and proposed that I do two vault for the final and I accepted. I have two valuable vaults, the second two tenths lower than the first, but you can improve on it. I need a better vault for the upcoming World championships and Olympics because there, there will be competition from all around the world, not just Europe.”
For the floor final, Izbașa, Olympic champion, avoided saying a prognostic.”For tomorrow's floor final I am not promising anything, I don't like making promises. Emotions exist, but whoever controls them will win.”