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Octavian Belu and Mariana Bitang returned to the national gymnastics team

Octavian Belu and Mariana Bitang, the most respected gymnastics coaches of the last two decades, will return to the helm of the national team after they had decided to resign following the COSR election.Octavian Belu and Mariana Bitang will return to the helm of the women’s gymnastics lot after a break of several months. The two technicians have overseen the training of gymnasts at Izvorani for several days, writes Gazeta Sporturilor, the two giving their consent to return with Larisa Iordache, Diana Bulimar and other young athletes. Returning of the two coaches at the helm of  gymnastics female team was confirmed by Carmen Tocala, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MTS), who said negotiations with Belu and Bitang have reached a common point. “After discussions with Belu and Bitang I can say that the two major technicians will return as coordinators of the female lot. May be finalized agreement with the Gymnastics Federation and Romanian Olympic Committee, but I think the girls at the lot were those who had prompted the coaches to return, “said Carmen Tocala.

Octavian Belu and Mariana Bitang dropped the female Olympic team in June, after the European Championships.Their decision was influenced by the outcome of the election for president of the Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee (COSR), position won by Alin Petrache.

 

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