The mother of the Olympic champion Sandra Izbasa, Roxana Izbasa told ziarulring.ro
that her daughter is in dilemma of whether to continue doing gymnastics or quit the sport.
"At my daughters age most gymnasts take a step back because their health is in danger after more than 15 years of the sport" Added Roxana.
The Olympic champion's parents advised her not to quit the sport before assessing her potential however Roxanna said that the decision is in the hands of her daughter "If you want, you can continue, it has been our message for her".
Sandra decided to take everything step by step so she can make sure there are no serious health problems
"All we want for her is to compete as long as she can, we will keep encouraging and motivating Sandra, we haven't discussed Rio yet but we prefer to take it slowly" said Roxanna
Sandra spent the vacation with her friends as it has been along time since she last took a vacation. Sandra as well as the her teammates eats anything she wants but does not go over the allowed amount of food. According to Mrs Roxanna Sandra has always taken care of her health and weight.
Sandra Izbasa missed 2009 and 2011 worlds due to injuries as well as the 2010 Europeans. Besides her vault gold in London, Izbasa had won a gold medal on floor exercise at the Beijing Olympics.
Translation of the original article by WOGymnastike
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