Worlds Gymnastics Championships 2011 Medal Tally

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Although China, USA and Russia won the bulk of the medals at this years World Gymnastics Championships, many other countries also won medals. Let’s take a look at the medal tally according to Wikipedia (since the FIG microsite is now shut down!):


You may notice that one country in particular is lacking in medals, Romania. This was the most unsuccessful World Championships for the Romanian’s in year. They arrived home with Bellu speaking to ProSport:

“Some drastic measures must be taken…  Because this counter performance, for which I take full responsibility, must be left behind. Probably we made a wrong assessment and we were mistaken thinking some of the girls are able to do more and want more. For me the problem that remains is how these girls are doing so well in training and are unable to keep the rhythm during the competition and cannot regroup in order to overcome the mistakes they make.
It is a catastrophic result, let’s not revolve around small words. I am waiting for the federation to draw some conclusions, I take responsibility for the failure although it is very difficult considering the amount of work we have put in this. We have a recipe that worked before Sydney and Athens but maybe the girls are made of a different dough. We will return to the gym and we will give up the label that the girls are unable to cope with a harsh training schedule. The ones that can cope with it will remain, the ones who cannot cope will not.”

Via Gymnastics No Ceiling


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