Welcome to Amelia Racea Online, dedicated to the talented Romanian Artistic Gymnast Amelia. Amelia is the gold medalist in the Balance Beam Final and a bronze medalist with her team at the 2010 European Championship! Amelia also won the all around junior title at both the City of Jesolo Trophy Competition in Italy and the Lugano Trophy in Switzerland. At the 10th European Youth Olympic Festival in Tampere, she won a total a six medals; two gold (vault and beam) and four silver (floor, uneven bars, all around and with her team). Check around this website to learn more about Amelia!
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The reason for not going to Cottbus
The coach of the Romanian Olympic WAG team, Mariana Bitang, declared, Wednesday, for MEDIAFAX, that the 4 gymnasts initially written down as taking part at the Cottbus World Cup, will no longer participate, because the organizers have changed the program of the competition.
"We would have arrived Thursday night in Cottbus, and the second day, at 2pm, the qualifications would have taken place. We would have had time for training, but the organizers have decided to move the women’s qualification to 10am, so there wouldn’t have been time for anything. We would have barely woken up and headed straight to qualifications. It has been decided to not participate anymore. The girls will only participate at the Paris World Cup". (Mariana Bitang)
The Cottbus World Cup will be followed in the European calendar by the French Internationals, at Paris-Bercy, on the March 19-20. Romania will be represented by Flavius Koczi and Marius Berbecar on the men side, and by Diana Chelaru, Ana Porgras and Sandra Izbaşa on the women's side.
At the competition in France, only the finalists from the World Championships last year were invited, and the top 4 athletes on each apparatus according to the world cup ranks in 2010. The Romanian delegation will be composed from the coaches Ştefan Gal, Octavian Bellu and Lucian Sandu.
Shortly after the French Internationals, artistic gymnastics from across the European continent will be looking towards the European Championships, programmed between April 2-10, in Berlin.
According to a last minute decision, the girls will no longer take part in the Cottbus World Cup, the Romanian Gymnastics Federation announced. Unfortunately, the reasons for this change are not stated ... I just hope that participation at the Paris World Cup will not be canceled.
Gymnast Amelia Elena Racea of the Sports National College "Cetate" Deva has been declared the best athlete of the year 2010 in Hunedoara by the County Department for Youth and Sports, this being the second consecutive year that the gymnast is awarded this title.
The gold medal she won in the balance beam final at the European Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Birmingham – the only gold medal for Romanian seniors - but also the bronze medal in the team final brought Amelia the title of “Athlete of the year” in Hunedoara. Also this year, the 15 year old Amelia Racea became national champion on uneven bars and bronze medalist in the all-around final at the National Championships in Resita.
Liliana Cosma of the National Sports College “Cetate” Deva has been declared the best coach of Hunedoara County – for the fifth year in a row – the club itself being “the public club with the best results”, while “Sports Club Comexim” of Lupeni has been declared “the best private club”.
Marieta Ilcu-Raileanu, interim executive manager of the County Department for Youth and Sports, has announced that the complete lists with the best athletes and technicians in Olympic and non-Olympic sports will be published by mid-January, 2011. Also, the Awards Ceremony will be held at the end of January when the national WAG team is expected to return to Deva.
ProSport published an interview with Mariana Bitang about the Worlds in Rotterdam, the reputed coach being also asked about Amelia who is a reserve due to her health. Here are the answers:
Prosport - Will the European champion Racea compete at these Worlds? M. Bitang - She was diagnosed with a small fibrillar rupture which has hindered her training, but we hope to recover her in time for competition. Ama has resumed training only for a couple of days, but it doesn't hurt her anymore and we hope she can help the team.
We're glad that Amelia's health has improved and we also hope to see her compete in Rotterdam. Good luck and good health, Amelia!
S-a incheiat o noua editie a Campionatelor Nationale de Gimnastica ale Maestrilor, un concurs deosebit de important deoarece spre sfarsitul lunii viitoare vor avea loc, la Rotterdam, Campionatele Mondiale de Gimnastica. Sala Polivalenta din Resita a fost o gazda extraordinara pentru aceasta competitie iar spectatorii care aproape au umplut-o in ultima zi, cand au fost finalele pe aparate, au aplaudat evolutiile gimnastilor, unii dintre cei mai buni din lume.[...]
Finala de la paralele i-a adus Ameliei Racea (Cetate Deva 1) primul loc pe podium cu punctajul de 14.650, urmata de colega ei de club Cerasela Patrascu 14.500 p si de Dana Andrei (CSS Buzau) 14.050 p.
Amelia a mai concurat si in finalele de la barna (14.100) si sol (13.725) unde s-a clasat a cincea, si in finala de la sarituri unde a terminat pe pozitia a sasea cu 11.500 puncte.
In Sala Sporturilor din Resita au continuat intrecerile Campionatului National pe Echipe si Maestri, editia 2010, de aceasta data in prim-plan aflandu-se fetele, care au oferit spectatorilor prezenti un frumos spectacol sportiv.[...]
In varful ierarhiei feminine s-a situat constanteanca Ana Porgras, care a acumulat la total 57.800 p, fiind urmata de Diana Chelaru (Onesti) si Amelia Racea(Deva), cu 56.700 p, respectiv 56.650 (sărituri 13.700, paralele 14.700, bârnă 14.500, sol 13.750).[...]
Amelia Racea: „Nu ma multumeste acest loc, dar imi da mai multa incredere in mine. N-am avut exercitii de dificultate pe aparate. A fost frumos la Resita, sala frumoasa, public placut”.
La echipe, titlul a revenit formatiei CSS Cetate Deva 1 (Raluca Haidu, Amelia Racea, Cerasela Patrascu, Diana Trenca), in final cu 41.750, devansand, astfel, formatiile Dinamo Bucureşti 42.200 p si CSS Cetate Deva 2, cu 39.950 p.[...]
Rezultatele detaliate ale Campionatelor Nationale – feminin:
Cupa Mondială de la Ghent s-a încheiat fără medalie pentru Amelia, din păcate. :(
Deşi a început foarte bine în calificări clasându-se pe locul al treilea la paralele cu punctajul de 14.500 (D: 6.0), a avut multe ezitări la cel de-al doilea aparat, bârna, unde a ratat şi coborârea probabil din cauză că a bătut prea pe margine şi nu a mai vrut să rişte. La bârnă s-a clasat pe locul 15 în calificări, cu punctajul 12.700 (D:4.7) nereuşind să intre în finală.
Nici a doua zi de concurs nu a fost prea bună pentru Ama, ea ratând coborârea în finala la paralele şi terminând concursul pe poziţia a şaptea cu 12.775 (D: 5.6).
Despre evoluţia mai puţin bună a campioanei europene de la bîrnă din acest an, Bitang spune că Amelia Racea trece printr-o perioadă mai delicată. "Traversează o perioadă mai dificilă,şi anume pubertatea. Are creşteri bruşte de înălţime şi o dată cu aceasta i se schimbă şi centrul de greutate", a adăugat Bitang pentru GSP.
Sper că totul e bine cu Ama şi nu are probleme majore. La naţionalele de la Reşiţa vom vedea dacă problemele au fost de moment sau chiar ar trebui să ne îngrijorăm... Eu sper că nu şi că Amelia va veni acasă de la Mondiale cu nişte medalii la gât :).