Welcome to Ana Porgras Online, dedicated to the talented Romanian Artistic Gymnast Ana. Ana won the Gold Medal in the Balance Beam Finals at the 2010 World Championship! She also is the gold medalist on the Balance Beam and Silver medalist on the Uneven Bars at the Gent World Cup. One week later, Ana was the absolute champion of the All Around competition at the Romanian National Championship, and won Gold on the Balance Beam, and Bronze on the Floor. Check around this website to learn more about Ana!
Today Ana Porgras turns eighteen. It is hard to believe the little girl who seduced the gymnastics world in London in 2009 with her preternatural elegance and quiet charm is now an adult, with all the responsibility that comes with it. Here, Bea Gheorghisor contemplates the year that was for Porgras. It was a year of change, a year of doubt and a year of hard learning.
“I have felt the pressure since Europeans, and this didn’t help me. I shouldn’t have thought about the fact that people were expecting medals from me. I should have just enjoyed competing. I was disappointed because I wasn’t expecting to miss on every apparatus. Then I had a breakdown out of which it was hard to recover. At Worlds, after the first day I was mentally devastated. I had missed beam, such an unpredictable apparatus where every mistake is costly. I tried not to leave that get to me because I wanted to prove myself that I can do more and I came close to a medal in the all around… ”