Two-time Olympian Catalina Ponor return to competition
SM Office, March 6, 2016: Two-time Olympian Catalina Ponor is a standout in a super-starry field of contestants set for the upcoming FIG World Challenge Cup in Doha, Qatar later this month.
Born on 20 August 1987, she won three gold medals at the 2004 Summer Olympics, on balance beam, floor, and as part of the Romanian team. She also earned a silver medal on floor and a bronze medal as part of the Romanian team at the 2012 Summer Olympics, as well as multiple World Championship and European Championship medals.
In February of 2015, Ponor registered for the anti-doping control within the FIG, which suggests that she might be returning to competition.
She officially announced her comeback in early March 2015. She told WOGymnastika that by coming back for a third time, she will be risking her biggest failure. She could not compete in the 2015 European Games in Baku as she was not eligible yet. In September Ponor made her return in competitions by competing in a friendly meet between Romania and France where she helped the romanian team place 1st. As of September 2015, Ponor was officially added to the nominative list for the 2015 Gymnastics World Championships to be held in Glasgow, United Kingdom