Catalina Ponor layout on beam in flight series at the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics.
Athens Olympic Games
Date of birth: 20/8/87 Country: Romania height: 5’1" weight: 46kg Coach: Octavian Belu Club: Farul Constanta Home town: Constanta
Achievements: Athens 2004: Beam finals Gold 9.787, Floor finals Gold 9.750, Team finals;Gold vault 9.412, beam 9.762 and floor 9.750.
World Ranking after Athens Olympic games: No.1 on beam, No.2 on floor
European Championships 2004 Amstersdam: beam gold(9.675), floor gold(9.637), team gold
World Cup 2004 Cottbus: beam gold 9.7, floor silver 9.575
World Cup Lyon: beam silver, floor silver.
------------------------------ Before the Athens games,Catalina Ponor’s mother Carmen Barbascu told TIME reporters that if her daughter won an Olympic gold medal, she would cry for a week. Now Catalina Ponor has got 3 gold medals, it looks like that her mother will cry for three weeks!
Ponor also won three gold medals at European championship on the same apparatus: floor finals 9.637, beam finals 9.725 and team finals.