FOTO:GSPThe Romanian girls have returned home with four medals from the European championships. They are proud, but as of today the are back in the gym.
Followed by a protective air by Octavian Bellu, Sandra Izbaşa, Diana Chelaru, Amelia Racea and Ana Porgras made their appearance in the ceremonial room at "Henri Coandă" international airport, the place where all the champions are welcomed. With four medals, out of which two are European titles, the Romanian gymnasts have left behind the great experience lived in Berlin and are now thinking of the next competitions, the world championships in autumn and the Olympic Games in 2012.
Double European champion, on floor and vault, Sandra Izbaşa has not yet forgotten about the injury she sustained over one and half years ago. Optimistic, the gymnast owes everything to the coaches for her exceptional comeback. "I never lost hope. There were quite a few people who encouraged me. I am happy to pay back for their help. I was on the brink of retirement. Mr. Bellu and Mrs. Bitang showed me that I still have something to say in gymnastics and this made me go on."
, the floor Olympic champion said.
Izbaşa was very happy about her performance in the two event finals, and now she wants to improve her routines. "I put big emphasis on the vault preparation as much as I did on floor. I felt like my place was on the podium and that's how it was"
, Sandra declared for GSP.
Fragments from Prosport:
Olympic floor champion on floor mentioned that she likes what she does and that she doesn't regret that her entire childhood was highlighted by training." Now we will return to more hard work and the same things. I've been used to it for the past eight years. There's no way to make up for lost time, because I like what I'm doing. This nightclubbing sport doesn't interest me. "
, Izbaşa said, who also mentioned that last time she counted her medals, she had over 150, of which 15 at Olympic Games, world and European championships.
After the end of her career, Sandra Izbaşa will do some make-up courses. "I did my make-up by myself for the competition, and after I retire, I will learn some make-up artist lessons."
, Izbaşa finished.