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Catalina Ponor As Uneven Bars Worker

Uneven bars is not only Ponor's weakest event but also the only event she doesn't compete on.  Ponor has always been an event sp...

Uneven bars is not only Ponor's weakest event but also the only event she doesn't compete on. 

Ponor has always been an event specialist gymnast. She is specialized on balance beam and floor exercise, she also competes on vault to help the team in the team final competitions.

Strange but true, her first favorite event was the uneven bars.

"When i was little my favorite event was bars. I didn’t know exactly what that event meant and I was so happy to come in the gym and to jump from one bar to another." Ponor told WOGymnastika.

"I asked my grandpa who was working as a construction worker, to bring me bars in the apartment so I can start practicing on it .But because bars needed a lot of space he couldn’t bring me one, he brought me instead a big square stick like the balance beam and i started practicing on it." 

"So at my first competition i won beam and from there i fell in love with this event and i figured out that this would be my favorite apparatus."

Ponor never competed on the bars in major international competitions. The last time she has done bars was at the 2004 Romanian national championships.


The Romanian gymnast has said that she stopped training bars when she struggled in upgrading her dismount. She has also revealed that she tried to train bars again in 2011 but failed.

Interesting comments on youtube,

"Cute ! Actually I never understood why she never competed in an all around competition. She could have been better than Sofronie (editor: one of two Romanian all arounders in 2004) in the 2004 Olympics."

"I  have to agree. This is not what you call a horrible bar set. From what I have seen in the past from her, its quite good!"

"I bet she could medal if she did AA. Her beam and floor were great, vault was a decent DTY, and her bars were just slightly worse than Zhang Nan."

"Really there is nothing that bad withthis routine. With the exception of Sofronie, this UB routine would have helped Romania in TF better than Rosu and Ban's UB routine. It was much cleaner and nicer looking too. She could have gone AA with this routine and medalled easily."








Written by Gigi Khazback Farid

Photo by Sing Lo

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