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Catalina Ponor's Gold Medal Beam Routine at Doha

She's back.

The glorious, one and only Catalina Ponor has made her international return to competition for Romania. Catalina showed everyone she's still got it, and probably never lost it when she won the gold medal at this weekend's Doha Cup on her signature event, the balance beam.


Catalina, at 28-years-old shows everyone that gymnastics is not just for sixteen year olds. She shows some tremendous difficulty. She still has her signature series, an Onodi to back-handspring step out to two foot layout, worth 0.10 in bonus (B + E = 0.10). She's swapped a front aerial to back-handspring to layout step out for a front aerial to wolf jump to split jump, earning 0.10 in mixed acro and dance connections (D - salto + A -dance = 0.10).  She earned a 14.650 to win the gold.



Catalina will represent Romania with her team at the Rio Test Event, April 16-22nd as Romania will be vying for a team spot at the Rio Olympics this summer. She will be joined by Diana Bulimar, Silvia Zarsu, Ana Maria Ocolison, Laura Jurca and new senior, Anda Butuc.

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