Worlds 2011: Injury for Ponor?

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Anne from Gymnastike reports that Romania’s Catalina Ponor may be injured;

I walked into the Romanian’s training session to find the girls training beam as usual, but Catalina Ponor was off to the side getting her ankle/foot checked out by team trainers. She left the training session armed with an ice bag and a team trainer by her side and spoke with meet officials and what must be the on-site trainer. It does not appear to be serious as she was able to walk out of the arena without a limp. 

A few minutes later, she returned to the training hall, spoke with the coaches including head coach Octavian Belu, and left the arena for good with her team trainer, still able to walk and even showed a brief, light jog. 

The injury must have happened on beam, just after their training time had begun. 

We can only wait and see if this is confirmed by the Romanian Gymnastics Federation. Let’s hope that we don’t have another withdrawl from the Romanian team.


  1. sherajn says:

    So many injuries from my favorite gymnasts . I totally blame the code of points for this. I hope ponor doesn’t withdrawl. or its going to be even harder for romania to even medal at the team finals

  2. sherajn says:

    I read this before I even looked at the couch gymnast blog. It was a false alarm she had a sore foot and the coaches wanted to run tests just in case. She is fine. Thank goodness.

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