PONOR Catalina
Womens Artistic (Romania)
Last update: 31/07/2013


PONOR Catalina Romania
Discipline: Womens Artistic
Last update: 31/07/2013 Print
Status: Retired
Licence No.: 00000418
Date of birth: 20/08/1987 Age: 27
Gender: Female
Height: 158 cm/5.1 ft Weight: 51 kg/101.4 lb
Place of birth: CONSTANTA (ROU) Ponor_catalina_-_photo

Hometown: CONSTANTA (ROU)
Marital status:
Children: 0 boys
0 girls
Occupation: Student
Languages Spoken: E
Start Discipline (year): 1991
First Int. Competition (year): 2002
National Team Since (year): 2002
Current Club: C.S. Dinamo Bucuresti
Location:
Head coach: Bitang Maria (ROU)
Assistant coach:
Choreographer:

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Creation date: 2003-07-17
More about PONOR Catalina:
Catalina was THE star of the Olympic Games in Athens. She was the only gymnast there to win three Olympic titles - on Floor, Beam and Team. Hardly known until the end of 2003, she stormed onto the international stage to win the 2004 European titles on Floor and Beam in Amsterdam and then repeated her success in Athens. She is planning to improve her A. Bars routine, so that she can challenge for the world title. Steady, stylish and a very feminine gymnast - Catalina has all that the audience could wish for in Women's Artistic Gymnastics. 2004 Glasgow Grand Prix and World Cup - Gold on Floor and Beam. Ghent World Cup- Gold on Floor and Beam.

On winning both Women's Event Finals (Beam and Floor) held 23 August:
"I'm very happy for my medals. Today it was a dream that came true. I would like to thank my coaches for the courage they gave me during the competition, and for the preparation."

On the competition:
"The atmosphere was wonderful, simply unique. Adding these two titles to the team's gold is an amazing feeling. I was not afraid that I was going to lose the gold medal on Floor. I supported and cheered for my team-mate Daniela Sofronie (who earned the floor silver in Athens)."

On comparing her gold medals:
"When I won the gold medal on Balance Beam, I was very emotional. I had wished to win that medal forever. I became even more emotional when I won the gold medal on Floor Exercise, because it became a second gold medal, and a gold medal is very hard to get."

On the progress she has made in international competition:
"I think I'm only at the beginning of my career, and I hope to continue as well as I have begun."

On the Athens Olympic Games:
"Athens is a unique place for me and I hope to live the Athens experience once more in the future."

vam - 12.2004
Category Rank-F Score-F Rank-Q Score-Q Year Place Level
Balance Beam 4 15.066 8 15.033 2012 LONDON Games of the XXX Olympiad
Floor Exercise 2 15.200 7 14.600 2012 LONDON Games of the XXX Olympiad
Team 3 176.414 4 176.264 2012 LONDON Games of the XXX Olympiad
All Around 64 28.962 2004 ATHENS Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Balance Beam 1 9.787 2004 ATHENS Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Floor Exercise 1 9.750 2004 ATHENS Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
All Around 142 43.966 2011 TOKYO ART 43rd Artistic Gymnastics World Championships
Balance Beam 7 14.241 5 15.000 2011 TOKYO ART 43rd Artistic Gymnastics World Championships
Floor Exercise 12 14.200 2011 TOKYO ART 43rd Artistic Gymnastics World Championships
Team 4 172.412 4 227.228 2011 TOKYO ART 43rd Artistic Gymnastics World Championships
All Around 143 45.375 2007 STUTTGART 40th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships
Balance Beam 4 15.700 2 16.250 2007 STUTTGART 40th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships
Floor Exercise 27 14.300 2007 STUTTGART 40th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships
Balance Beam 2 9.587 2003 ANAHEIM 37th World Artistic Gymnastics Championships
Floor Exercise 2 9.700 2003 ANAHEIM 37th World Artistic Gymnastics Championships
Balance Beam 1 15.025 2012 GHENT ART Challenge Cup C III
Balance Beam 1 15.300 2012 DOHA ART Challenge Cup Series C III
Floor Exercise 1 15.275 2012 DOHA ART Challenge Cup Series C III
Floor Exercise 6 13.250 2006 COTTBUS 30th Turnier der Meister
Balance Beam 2 9.175 2 9.425 2004 LYON 13th French International Tournament
Floor Exercise 2 9.625 2 9.375 2004 LYON 13th French International Tournament
Balance Beam 1 9.700 1 9.650 2004 COTTBUS 28th Turnier der Meister
Floor Exercise 2 9.575 2 9.575 2004 COTTBUS 28th Turnier der Meister
Balance Beam 1 9.587 2003 STUTTGART 21st DTB Pokal
Floor Exercise 3 9.237 2003 STUTTGART 21st DTB Pokal
Balance Beam 1 15.200 2 15.633 2012 BRUSSELS WAG 29th European Championships
Floor Exercise 2 14.633 2 14.800 2012 BRUSSELS WAG 29th European Championships
Team 1 176.288 1 177.472 2012 BRUSSELS WAG 29th European Championships
All Around 49 44.925 2006 VOLOS Senior European Championships Women's Artistic Gymnastics
Balance Beam 1 15.800 4 15.450 2006 VOLOS Senior European Championships Women's Artistic Gymnastics
Floor Exercise 3 14.600 3 14.675 2006 VOLOS Senior European Championships Women's Artistic Gymnastics
Balance Beam 1 9.725 2004 AMSTERDAM 25th Artistic European Gymnastics Championships
Floor Exercise 1 9.637 2004 AMSTERDAM 25th Artistic European Gymnastics Championships