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Cerasela Pătrașcu

Country represented  Romania
Name  Cerasela Patrascu
Club  CSS Cetate Deva
Cerasela Patrascu
Full name  Cerasela Stefania Patrascu
Born  December 23, 1992 (age 22) Bals (1992-12-23)
Discipline  Women\'s artistic gymnastics
Head coach(es)  Marian Bitang, Octavian Belu
Assistant coach(es)  Liliana Cozma, Lucian Sandu

Cerasela patrascu bb aa 2010 romanian nationals


Cerasela Pătraşcu (born December 23, 1992 in Balş, Olt County, Romania) is a Romanian artistic gymnast. She is a bronze world medalist and a gold European medalist with the team.

Cerasela patrascu 2006 romanian international aa floor


Early life and gymnastic career

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Cerasela was a member of the national team at Deva and had a successful junior career medaling at various competitions. She was a silver medalist with the team at the 2006 Junior European Championships. In 2007 she won the 7th Lugano International Throphy and medaled gold on vault, silver for all around and bronze on balance beam at the European Youth Olympic Festival.

2007-2008

Her first major senior competition was the 2007 World Championships. Here she helped the team to qualify in the third place by competing on uneven bars and beam. In the team finals she contributed to the team bronze medal by competing on uneven bars (14.750). She was also a team member at the 2008 European Championships. In the team qualifications she competed on vault (14.650) and on uneven bars (14.475) but she suffered a leg injury dismounting from bars and did not compete in the finals. She underwent knee surgery with the hope that she will make it in the Olympic team. She had a short comeback and competed in the Romanian Nationals, Romanian Open and in a three-country meet (Romania, France, Germany) without doing difficult tumbling and dismounts. However, she did not manage to make a full recovery and she needed a second knee surgery.

2009-2010

After being sidelined for more than a year she made a second comeback at the Romanian Nationals in September 2009. Here she competed only on beam and uneven bars. In the beginning of 2010 she participated with her team at two friendly meets in Great Britain and in France where she competed on beam, uneven bars and vault. In April she was a member of the Romanian team at the European Championships but she did not compete. Later that year she traveled with her team at a friendly meet in Great Britain. Here she won gold in balance beam and with the team and placed fourth on vault and sixth on uneven bars. In October she went with the national team in Rotterdam to compete at the 2010 World Championships. Here she helped her team qualify in the fourth place by competing on balance beam, vault and uneven bars, although she did not compete in the team final.

Post-retirement

She retired after the 2010 World Championships due to health problems.

Skills

Cerasela is a gymnast with gracious lines and "beautiful flexibility". A picture of her performing on the balance beam was on the cover of March 2009 International Gymnast Magazine that celebrated the range of motion and unusual gymnastics flexibility.

References

Cerasela Pătrașcu Wikipedia


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