Romanian Gymnastics Federation has a new managing board since earlier this
week. The Federation's General Assembly has elected Carmencita Constantin as
president. Of the 44 votes, 28 were cast in favor of Ms Constantin. Second came
Ioan Suciu, with 16 votes in favor.
old Carmencita Constantin was a rhythmic gymnastics performer. Throughout her
career, Ms Constantin was head-coach and national as well as international
referee for aerobic gymnastics. She was a member of the Romanian Gymnastics
Federation's Executive Committee, and a member of the Aerobic Gymnastics
technical Commission. At present, Carmencita Constantin is the general manager of
a private company. She has been in management for 22 years now. According to
Agerpres news agency, Carmencita Constantin had a seven-year stint as Romania's
representative with the European Commission's Energy, Environment and European
Funds Department. Ms Constantin's contender, Ioan Suciu, was a many-time
European champion, also winning medals in world and Olympic artistic gymnastics
Constantin' term in office is valid until 2021, when election sessions will
again be held for the position of president of the Gymnastic Federation, for a
four-year term. In the aforementioned top management position,
Carmencita Constantin is in for Andreea Raducan. The latter handed in her
resignation in December 2019, on account of the national gymnastics teams'
failing to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. Ms Raducan also rued the lack of
support from the Executive Committee at decision-making level. Former world and
Olympic champion Andreea Raducan had been at the helm of the Romanian
Gymnastics Federation since August 4, 2017.
(Translation by Eugen Nasta)