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Adrian Stoica Will No Longer Run For Romanian Federation Presidency, Does That Leave The Door Open For Andreea Raducan

Adrian Stoica, who served as the President of the Romanian Gymnastics Federation for three consecutive terms, has announced that he will no ...

Adrian Stoica, who served as the President of the Romanian Gymnastics Federation for three consecutive terms, has announced that he will no longer seek a re-election.

Stoica explained to News.ro what caused him to have a change of heart. He said that he would like to give a chance to the younger generation to lead the federation.

"We all live in a society which, unfortunately, is starting to forget that there comes a time when every one of us has to encourage the next generations to grow." said Stoica.

"Despite receiving several proposals from members to continue on with another term, even though grateful, I decided it’s time for the younger generation to get involved."

During the last election, Stoica had no opponents. Former Olympic champion Andreea Raducan is expected to run for the upcoming presidential election of the Romanian Gymnastics Federation.

The election will be held on the fourth of August.

It is worth mentioning that Stoica has come under heavy attack in the past two years for the poor performance of the Romanian team. At the last World championships, they finished in 13th place in the qualification - the first time since 1974 they had finished worse than fourth. Laura Jurca and Larisa Iordache, managed to qualify to the all around final while Romania had no representation in the events final.

After the World championships, Stoica was sent an open later by the Romanian Olympic Committee where they urged him to find a solution to the downfall of the country's gymnastics recommending him to hire foreign coaches for uneven bars and sports psychologists to help the gymnasts.


He was offended by the letter accusing the committee of politicizing the situation adding that he is pleased with the results and that the downfall was only temporarily.


At last year's Rio Test Event, they failed to qualify a full team to the Olympics for the first time in 48 years. They were only able to send one gymnast to Rio, veteran Catalina Ponor, who failed to bring home a medal.

Written by Gigi Farid




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