Cătălina Ponor (b. 1987) is a
Romanian artistic gymnast, winner of numerous medals and championships. Her
record includes 11 gold medals, 6 silver and 6 bronze.
She won three golden
medals at the 2004 Summer Olympics, a feat last achieved in 1988 by another
Romanian, Daniela Silivas. She helped the Romanian team take the podium on
several occasions, such as at the 2003 World Artistic Gymnastics Championship.
I would’ve posted the link but the article doesn’t seem to work anymore for some stupid reason.
This came up on my Facebook via International Gymnast Magazine. A man by the name of Dr. Bill Sands believes there is a reason there were so many injuries in Montreal. After the 2003 World Championships (where there were also a “rash of Achilles injuries”), Dr Sands took high speed footage of the gymnasts in motion on the floor and slowed it down to analyse it frame by frame. What he discovered was that right before launching off the spring floor for a salto, there was an extra up/down motion in the athlete’s mechanics. It was so small that the gymnasts weren’t even aware of the extra inefficient motion, but it was enough to cause problems with timing and balance.
After finding this motion, he turned his attention to the floor in the same video. He discovered that the floor wasn’t tuned correctly, resulting in a ‘rattle’ that caused an extra hiccup in the gymnast’s motion, and he believes the same thing has occurred in Montreal. He is urging the FIG to launch their own investigation.
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IRAQ. Najaf governorate. Near Najaf. March 31, 2003.
An Iraqi man comforts his four-year-old son at a holding centre for prisoners of war, in the base camp of the US Army 101st Airborne Division. The boy had become terrified when his father was hooded and handcuffed. Hoods were placed over detainees’ heads because they were quicker to apply than blindfolds, according to the military. Bags were also used to disorientate prisoners and to protect their identities. It is not known what happened to the man or his son. After pictures from Abu Ghraib emerged, the military quickly changed their methods and decided to use blindfolds again.
“Ten years ago. I doubt the desert remembers the barbed wire and hooded, shackled prisoners. Does it at least remember the screams of a boy clinging to a father who mumbled words of comfort from beneath a black sandbag? I hope the desert, too, felt relieved when an American soldier cut off the plastic handcuffs, and the man could finally embrace his child. But this desert has seen so much since the beginning of civilization that I do not think this was a remarkable day. This is not even a particularly noticeable war in the context of Iraq’s 5,000 years of history. But for me, this moment endures. The whole scene was surreal. This image was one of the last of my career. Three months later, I was disabled in a car accident. My daughter was the same age as the child in this photo. I look at her today and wonder what happened to that boy. I wonder why we were at war. What was accomplished? Ten years [in 2013]. An army of dead, wounded and mentally destroyed people. Maybe they, too, are wondering: why? I remember, and I wonder.”