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Encyclopedia > Sabina Cojocar

Sabina Carolina Cojocar (born October 23, 1985, Sibiu, Romania) is a retired international elite gymnast from Romania. October 23 is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 69 days remaining. ... This article is about the year. ... County Sibiu County Status County capital Mayor Klaus Johannis, from Democratic Forum of Germans of Romania, since 2000 Area 121 km² Population (2002) 171,535 Density 1,417 inh/km² Geographical coordinates , Web site http://www. ... Gymnasts are people who participate in the sports of either artistic gymnastics or rhythmic gymnastics. ...


Cojocar began gymnastics at the age of 3 ½, though she told her coach she was five. She made her international debut at the age of fourteen at the 2000 Junior European Championships in Paris, France, placing second with her team and winning the all-around title. She was touted as the new leader of the young Romanian team and quickly drew international attention, appearing on the cover of International Gymnast magazine. The Eiffel Tower, the international symbol of the city For other uses, see Paris (disambiguation). ...


In August of 2001, Sabina competed in the Goodwill Games in Brisbane, Australia. She won the all around title, upsetting more established gymnasts such as Svetlana Khorkina, and earned a bronze medal on the floor exercise. She made her debut at the World Gymnastics Championships in Ghent, Belgium, later in the year. She placed first with the Romanian team, sixth in the all-around, and fourth on beam. The Goodwill Games were an international athletics competition, created by Ted Turner in reaction to the political troubles surrounding the Olympics of the 1980s. ... Brisbane is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Queensland. ... Svetlana Vasilievna Khorkina (Russian: Светлана Васильевна Хоркина, born January 19, 1979 in Belgorod, Russia) is Russias most successful female gymnast to date; winner of several world championship events and Olympic medals. ... The World Gymnastics Championships are held every year. ... Gent at Night Ghent (Gent in Dutch, Gand in French, formerly Gaunt in English) is a city located in Flanders, Belgium. ...


Cojocar underwent shoulder surgery in December 2001. In early 2002, she was one of the gymnasts affected when coach Octavian Belu decided to send the entire senior national team home from the Deva training center. Cojocar returned to her home club in Sibiu to train. She was one of the only gymnasts eventually asked to return to Deva, and competed in the 2002 World Championships placing 5th on the vault and 9th on floor exercise. Romanian gymnastics coach, head of the National Team 1988-2005. ...


However, in 2003 Sabina was forced into retirement due to a chronic liver problem. She was diagnosed with Hypercholesterolemia in 2000 and prescribed Zocor. The medicine was not intended for use by children, and had several serious side effects for Cojocar. She complained of weakness and severe muscle and ligament pain, but Belu forced her to continue training and taking the medicine. After leaving Deva, Cojocar was vocal in the media about the problems on the national team. In addition to the medication problems, she alleged that Belu was physically abusive to the gymnasts, and that some girls had suffered "terrible beatings." Hypercholesterolemia (literally: high blood cholesterol) is the presence of high levels of cholesterol in the blood. ... In pharmacology, simvastatin (Zocor®, Zocor Heart Pro®, marketed by the pharmaceutical company Merck & Co. ...


In 2004, Sabina returned to training to make one final push towards the Olympic Games, however she was not successful.


Skills

Vault: Double-twisting Yurchenko
Uneven Bars: Kip; cast to handstand; clear hip to handstand; toe-on to high bar; kip; cast to handstand; giant; hop full; full pirouette; 1 ½ pirouette; Thatchev; kip; cast; overshoot; kip; cast; sole circle; jump to high bar; kip; cast to handstand; giant; giant; full in dismount.
Balance Beam: Jump to knee mount, back handspring, back handspring, tucked full; switch split leap; Chen; front aerial; full turn; back handspring, back handspring, triple twist.
Floor Exercise: Front handspring, 2 1/2 twist; round off, back handspring, double pike; double twisting cat leap, hitchkick; round off, back handspring, 2 1/2 twist; switch ring leap, double twisting tuck jump; full turn (with leg horizontal); round off, whip, triple twist.


Floor Exercise Music

  • 2001- 2002: "Esperanza/El Conquistador"

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IOC19 (1564 words)
Sabina complained more and more about muscle pain and moreover, in the instructions it stated that it was forbidden to administer it to children, it's a medicine for adults.
Cojocar declared that she had problems with her cholesterol but that the treatment that she was prescribed for the last 2 years had negative side effects and deteriorated her physical condition.
The medicine Lipobay, that Sabina Cojocar was prescribed, has been taken of the market in August 2001 as 58 deaths have been connected to the medicine and the number of deaths has increased to over 100.
Sabina Cojocar (296 words)
Sabina began gymnastics at the local club in her hometown of Sibiu at age four.
Sabina went on to compete well as a senior, winning the 2001 Goodwill Games and participating in two World Championships, before she left Deva in 2003 with health problems.
Although Sabina never experienced the level of individual success that was predicted of her, she represented Romania on the international scene for three years and will be remembered for her tremendous talent and spunky nature.
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