Romanian Women & Men Make Olympic History

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The Aquece Rio Final Gymnastics Qualifier is currently going on in Rio De Janeiro for those final countries trying to qualify teams and individuals to the 2016 Olympic Games.

In the Women’s Team competition, the following countries sent teams in their final attempt to qualify to the Games:

  • Germany
  • France
  • Switzerland
  • Republic of Korea
  • Brazil
  • Belgium
  • Australia
  • Romania

On the Men’s side, the following countries sent teams in their final attempt as well to qualify to the Olympic Games:

  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • Romania
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Spain
  • France
  • Ukraine

Of the 8 Women’s and Men’s teams, only the top 4 from the Team Final will advance to the Olympic Games.

In a historic event, both the Romanian Women’s and Men’s teams did not qualify to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro.  A Women’s team has represented Romania at every Olympic Games since 1976.

The only opportunity Romania has now to be represented at the Games is to send 1 female and 1 male athlete.  The male athlete who will represent Romania is Marian Dragulescu.  The female athlete has yet to be announced.

The 8 Women’s and Men’s teams that will represent their countries at the Olympic Games include:

Women’s Teams

  • USA
  • Russia
  • Great Britain
  • China
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Canada
  • Netherlands
  • Brazil
  • Germany
  • Belgium
  • France

Men’s Teams

  • Japan
  • China
  • Great Britain
  • Russia
  • USA
  • Switzerland
  • Brazil
  • Korea
  • Germany
  • Ukraine
  • Netherlands
  • France

The Publisher of International Gymnastics Magazine, Paul Ziert, wrote an open letter to the Romanian Women’s Gymnastics Team on the magazine’s Facebook page applauding the athlete’s individual efforts to qualify to the Olympic Games while reprimanding Romanian Gymnastics Administration.

Sources: fig-gymnastics.com, romania-insider.com

 

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