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Two gold medals for Marian Dragulescu in gymnastics world championships

Flavius Koczi won silver in vault event, Ana Porgras wins bronze in uneven bars.

Romanian Marian Dragulescu won the vault gold medal on Sunday in London, at the gymnastics world championships. Dragulescu registered 16.575 points, while his colleague Flavius Koczi got 16.600 points, winning the silver medal. Third was placed Russian Anton Golotsutskov with 16.287 points.


Dragulescu has won also on Saturday the Gold medal in the floor event at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championship in London.


Marian Dragulescu was the third to enter the final. His performance received 15.700 points and ranked 1st at that time. Winner of the world title in the same event during the 2006 edition of the World Championships, the Romanian gymnast was not surpassed by his competitors. China’s Zao Kai finished on second (15.675) and Israel’s Alexander Shatilov finished on third (15.575).


This is the fourth Gold medal won by Dragulescu (28) in the floor event of the World Championships after those won in 2001, 2002 and 2006.


This year the Romanian gymnast took a break for a few months, during that time coaching children within the Dinamo club. However he subsequently announced that he wants to continue his career. Until the World Championships in London, Dragulescu had won six European titles and six World titles however he had won no Gold medal at the Olympic Games.


In 2005 Dragulescu announced his retirement but later that year he reconsidered, taking part in the World Championships in Melbourne (Australia) where he won a Gold medal in the vault event.


Romania’s Ana Porgras has won the Bronze medal in the uneven bars final on Saturday, with China’s Kexin He, the Olympic title holder, winning the Gold medal.


Porgras has thus won Romania’s first medal in the World Championships after Ioana Petrovshi won the Silver medal in Debrecen 7 years ago. This is the first medal for debutant Ana Porgras, a gymnast that promises a lot.

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