Shakira Cantaragiu (15 years old), one of the most promising juniors in the country, underwent four other surgeries after a terrible injury at the end of last year during a parallel exercise.
ProSport wrote on December 11, 2021 about this incredible case. During a trivial training, the gymnast, who was in Deva in the group coordinated by Lucian Sandu, suffered a very serious injury.
The Romanian gymnastics received a strong blow, Shakira Cantaragiu being of great perspective for her age, and now it is not known if the athlete will return to the performance circuit.
The infinite ordeal of a child! Gymnast Shakira Cantaragiu shocked Austrian doctors with her injury! She was operated on 4 times, but the FRG president talks about another reality: “Everything is for the best” EXCLUSIVE
Our sources claim that the recovery process is a difficult one, instead Carmencita Constantin, the president of FR de Gimnastică, assures us that everything is going well.
According to ProSport, Shakira Cantaragiu has been operated on in Vienna and Timisoara at least 4 times lately and is very scared. She was sent to Deva where a recovery program follows. She’s on crutches, she can’t walk normally yet.
In Vienna, doctors confirmed that his chances of returning to the gym were slim, after seeing the history of this terrifying injury.
“Everything is going well! The girl has returned and is in Deva where she is following a recovery program with two physiotherapists who also treated Simona Halep well. We are trying to help the athletes with such problems and I am glad that the situation of the athlete is under control “, he declared for ProSport Carmencita Constantin, president of the Romanian Gymnastics Federation.
Asked if she would ever return to the sport, the head of the forum replied dryly: “It just depends on her desire.”
What did Carmencita Constantin say some time ago?
Previous, Carmencita Constantin admitted that such cases they are uncontrollable.
“Gymnastics is a sport that is very exposed to high risks. Parents and children take it upon themselves. When it comes to getting started in the professional sports area, everyone knows what can happen.
These injuries are known, they are not only with us. They are certainly undesirable, but they happen in seconds. We definitely learn from each one, we definitely take the possible measures so that they don’t happen again.
There are many unfortunate examples. You never know what’s going to happen. Rethinking phenomena in their flights are very common. No psychologist in the world manages to discern this phenomenon that takes place in sports with twisted flights “, had declared the head of the Romanian gymnastics.
Where does the first name of the sportswoman come from?
Shakira Elena Cantaragiu was born in Bălăneasa village, from Livezi commune (Bacău county), in 2006. She started gymnastics in Oneşti, together with her younger sister, Ionela Izabela, when she was selected in the program “Country, country, we want champions ! ” Then, in 2017, Shakira was transferred from Oneşti to CSS1 Constanţa. Now, she is part of the national junior team from Deva.
The sportswoman attracted attention not only by her success in gymnastics and by her special first name. Her father, Constantine, told her how she came to wear it
“While my wife was pregnant, I was working in Turkey and I saw Shakira live at a concert in Canakkale, admiring her for her voice and stage presence.
When my wife asked me how to call the little girl, I said, more jokingly, “Shakira” and that’s how it went, “the gymnast’s father told the Constanta press.
Representative photo source: Emilia Nicolae
Source: Prosport by www.prosport.ro.
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