Here is the google translated version of the interview (you can get the general idea if you don’t speak romanian):
Mariana Bitang little while now confirmed the news of today’s Gazette about Larisa Iordache injury, “the new star of gymnastics in Romania”, as one magazine called “Time” on the sport for 16 years which would bring the Romanian team points the extremely close battle for an Olympic medal.
Things have now changed dramatically.
- Lord Bitang that Larisa’s situation?
MB: I’m sorry for her in the first place! She worked hard to be here, but wrong when the hidden pain that you felt the first training they have done in London. I felt something, I hardly confirmed that pain in the heel and sent it to magnetic resonance.
- What leg is affected?
MB: Left. Has, as you wrote, fasciitis. It’s better because doctors have an elastic band of a certain density that the balanced forces of how to exercise in the area. But can not compete individually and see the training compound on the podium this evening if it can compete in parallel and perhaps the beams to qualify for the apparatus finals.
- Is required to attend Sunday qualifications teams to compete in the apparatus final.
MB: Yes, that’s the problem! We have no time to recover. Saturday evening to compete if he wants to participate in one or two final. The individual compound is no longer an issue and our chances for medals in the team, unless they exercise the 4 devices, are void.
You are not pessimistic chances of team medals?
MB: They are realistic! We fight with Russia, but now we have opportunities. Tonight trying to climb the beams Larisa, even if you do not exercise. I hope that the situation could call Sandra Izbasa and Catalina Ponor and give their best in this competition. For them and for Romania!
Let’s just remain calm and see what happens in Podium Training tonight.