15. April 2003  
Artistic Gymnastics

International Romanian Championships 2003

Floarea Leonida, of Romania shared the gold on floor at the Romanian International Championship last weekend, together with compatriot Monica Rosu, the all around champion Saturday, both posting a 9.550.
The Romanians earned victories in nine of 10 event finals.
Kylie Stone of Calgary won the bronze medal on floor Sunday to conclude the Romanian International gymnastics. Pavel Goffman of Israel, the all around champion, prevented a clean gold medal sweep for Romania placing first on parallel bars.
Detailed information and results coming soon.
'A decisive competition'
Octavian Belu said that the Romanian Internationals was a decisive competition. 'It's the start of a long way with it's goal being the Olympics next year. We have made a small step, but a very important one. Yes, I would have liked to compete against stronger adversaries but on the other hand, I'm satisfied with how the girls have performed.' Oana Petrovschi competed with her right ankle protected by a splint. The gymnast is still recovering from her injury. Belu: 'There's no sense of forcing things here. She only competed on bars because it doesn't effect her ankle.'
(Source: Prosport)