Sandra Izbasa (21), Olympic Champion on floor, draw all the attention of those present at the ceremony of awarding the title of Doctor Honoris Causa to her coach, Octavian Bellu. To the event held at the National University of Physical Education and Sports in Bucharest, Sandra displayed a bold look, bringing more with a very successful model. The gymnast revealed who is the person who advises her regarding her look and why is she afraid in Japan, the country which will host the future World Gymnastics Championships.
Libertatea: There are only three months before the World Championship in Tokyo. How's the training going?
Sandra Izbaşa: I think I've made good progress since Euros, I have added new elements to my routines.What events do you bet on?
I'm working on 3 apparatus but if everything goes well, there might be a surprise...Your opponents are afraid of you...
That's good. I'm not afraid of the competition, I'm only afraid of God and making mistakes. I normally try to control my nerves and follow my coaches' advice.Japan was shaken some time ago by a devastating earthquake. Are you not afraid to go there now?
I like to be optimistic and not think about such things. I hope we won't have troubles there.You are a very stylish girl. How do you choose your clothes?
Thanks for appreciation, but I liked to be this way since I can remember. I like to be elegant. I am quite demanding regarding clothes.It's hard for you to walk on heels?
(laughing) Ah, no way. I feel very good.How did you choose this haircut?
I just wanted to have a new look. I thought that it's summer now and it's time to cut my hair and give him a new form.Do you ask the advise of someone before taking certain decisions on changing your look?
My mother is my "advisor". I talk to her every time.
Photos: Dumitru Angelescu