Welcome to Amelia Racea Online, dedicated to the talented Romanian Artistic Gymnast Amelia. Amelia is the gold medalist in the Balance Beam Final and a bronze medalist with her team at the 2010 European Championship! Amelia also won the all around junior title at both the City of Jesolo Trophy Competition in Italy and the Lugano Trophy in Switzerland. At the 10th European Youth Olympic Festival in Tampere, she won a total a six medals; two gold (vault and beam) and four silver (floor, uneven bars, all around and with her team). Check around this website to learn more about Amelia!
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Euro 2011 - A Bronze Medal for Amelia!
Yesterday took place the All Around Final of the European Championships in Berlin where the surprise came from the spectacular comeback of Amelia who managed to win the bronze medal with a total of 56.600 after the Russian Anna Dementyeva and the German Elizabeth Seitz.
Amelia has performed consistently well on all 4 events and she scored: 14.400 on vault, 13.825 on uneven bars, 14.550 on balance beam and 13.825 on floor.
Final results: 1. Anna Dementieva(RUS) 57.475 2. Elisabeth Seitz(GER) 56.700 3. Elena Racea(ROU) 56.600 4. Diana Maria Chelaru(ROU) 56.325 5. Carlotta Ferlito(ITA) 55.825 6. Vanessa Ferrari(ITA) 55.475 7. Celine Van Gerner(NED) 55.450 8. Arielle Kaeslin(SUI) 55.375
Amelia Racea had not a very good day today in Berlin but still managed to qualify in the All Aroud and Vault Finals of the 2011 European Championships.
After a promising start on uneven bars, where she had big chances of qualifying for the final, Amelia missed the dismount and was noted with 12.675 (D 5.5) and could not hope to qualify for the final anymore.
In the second rotation Amelia performed on balance beam where she got only 13.875 points (D 5.7 + E 8175) and did not qualify for the final.
The floor event was next and Amelia had troubles again missing one of the lines necessary to meet the requirements of a complete routine. Finally she received 10.925 - 4.5 D + E 6.525 - 0.1 penalty for getting out of bounds.
For the vault event Ama was very focused and managed to qualify in the final on the eighth position with 13.937 (14.525 - D 5.8 + 13.350 - D 4.8)
After such a hard day for Ama I am so glad that she qualified for the AA final, although only on 22th position with 52.000 points but I am sure that will do much better Friday.
Go Ama!!!!! Have confidence in yourself because you can do it!
Ana Porgras, Sandra Izbaşa, Amelia Racea and Diana Chelaru performed Monday, April 4, the podium training at the Max Schmeling arena in Berlin, the host of the 2011 European championships, making the first contact with the apparatus on which they will perform in Wednesday's qualification.
”It was a training session in which the girls had a contact with the apparatus, with a competition atmosphere. The arena is friendly, very nice, the apparatus is good. There was a problem in the morning, in the first series (with Ana Porgras and Amelia Racea possibly) when the training was conducted with some light spots focused on the apparatus which disturbed training quite a lot. But, after the first subdivision the lights were opened because the girls had to train under the conditions in which they will perform. Tuesday we have 2 training sessions, they are normal things. Each gymnast was trying to control her interest in implementing the execution they will perform in the finals”, Octavian Bellu declared for Agerpres.
Tuesday the final nominations will be due for the women's qualification round and Octavian Bellu has not yet decided who will compete on all 4 apparatus: ”For now we would like to see how the gymnasts will perform on Tuesday, nothing is decided yet. It was a useful training session just like any other podium training session is”.
The girls will present the same exercises performed in Rotterdam, at the world championships in 2010. There was not enough time to add elements of high difficulty. ”The only thing to remark is that Sandra Izbaşa is performing a second vault, with a smaller difficulty value, but on which you can build on in the future with a more difficult vault. Finally, the girls must win with confidence, in amplitude, clean execution, good form, things which are hard to correct after years and years of competing elements in a wrong way. We are trying to solve these problems as we move on, because nobody is waiting for us”, the women's coach added.
Our girls are the favorite for the beam and floor titles, but Octavian Bellu is looking at these predictions with caution, especially because there are always surprises at these competitions:”I can't say anything and I am not making any predictions, because any competition has its surprises, is unpredictable. For example, I saw a girl from Israel who was vaulting very well, but nobody cared. Nobody owns the European title before, just because something has a history, or that her scores say that on paper. ”
Amelia: "I wish to bring home some medals but I don't want to make any promises."
Our friend Amalia managed to record some moments from the end of the GSP transmission where you can see Ana's and Amelia's floor routines. You can watch the videos below but take care because the sound is bad.
Amelia Racea, Ana Porgras and Diana Chelaru can’t wait to enter the European Championships in Berlin (April, 6-10).
The European champion on beam, the World champion on beam and the World vice-champion on floor are ready to conquer Europe again with their routines. On Saturday, Amelia Racea, Ana Porgras and Diana Chelaru are leaving for Berlin with their suitcases full of hopes and dreams. It's a new and exciting competition for Romania's gymnasts. [...]
In 2010, Amelia Racea entered the beam final of the European Championships instead of Ana Porgras who had suffered an injury. She surprised everybody and won the gold medal. A year after, she is ready to defend her title. "I am readier and more confident now. I would love to win the gold medal again,", said Ama. She feels her best asset is the beam, but even though she wants a medal in this final, she also wants another one in the all-around final.
The Romanian team for the European Gymnastics Championships, which will take place in Berlin between April 6 and April 10, were published on the official website of the competition. Therefore, our country's representatives, after what you have probably thought will be: Amelia Racea, Ana Porgras, Sandra Izbașa and Diana Chelaru. According to the list, Ana, Diana and Amelia will compete on all 4 apparatus and Sandra will compete on vault, beam and floor.
Good luck girls! You will have many fans, not only in front of the TV, but in the arena as well.