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IORDACHE Larisa Andreea
Romania
ROU
Title
Ms
Lastname
IORDACHE
Firstname
Larisa Andreea
Gender
female
Country
Romania
Place of birth
Bucharest
Year of birth
1996 (25 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Women's Artistic Gymnastics
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Nickname
Lar (Athlete, 20 Jul 2021)
Hobbies
Swimming, tennis, shopping. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2021)
Occupation
Athlete
Education
Sport Studies - National University of Physical Education and Sports [UNEFS], Bucharest, ROU
Family
Partner Madalin
Spoken languages
English, Romanian
Club
CS Dinamo Bucuresti [Romania]
Coach
Lacramioara Moldovan [club], ROU; Cristian Moldovan [club], ROU
Injuries
She tore the Achilles tendon in her left leg while warming up at the 2017 World Championships in Montreal, QC, Canada. After two unsuccessful surgeries in Romania, she underwent a third operation in Vienna, Austria, in September 2018. She returned to competitive action in 2020 after a three-year absence. (SportsDeskOnline, 29 Jun 2021; oasport.it, 06 Feb 2019; sport.hotnews.ro, 21 Nov 2018)

She suffered a finger injury in March 2016 forcing her out of contention for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (fig-gymnastics.com, 08 Feb 2017, 17 Mar 2016)

She suffered an ankle injury in April 2015. (prosport.ro, 14 May 2015)

A foot injury hampered her performance at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (insidegymnastics.com, 28 Sep 2017)
Start sporting career
She took up the sport at age five. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2021)
Reason for taking up the sport
She previously did ballet and was spotted inline skating in a park by coach Mariana Silisteanu, who asked her mother to send her to gymnastics classes. Initially her mother was reluctant, but eventually she started. "On the first day of training, I didn't want to enter the gym because I was afraid. I don't know what I was thinking then but, after about another three days, I decided to go to the gym. Then, I fell in love with gymnastics. I didn't want to leave again." (olympics.com, 18 Mar 2021; gymnasticsnoceiling.blogspot.com, 02 Aug 2011, fangymnastics.com, 21 Jun 2011)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (olympics.com, 18 Mar 2021)
Most memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the all-around event at the 2014 World Championships in Nanning, People's Republic of China. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2021; SportsDeskOnline, 29 Jun 2021)
Hero / Idol
Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci, and her mother. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2021)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2021)
Philosophy / Motto
"Work until you no longer have to introduce yourself." (Athlete, 20 Jul 2021)
Awards
She was the Romanian flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2017 World University Games in Taipei, Chinese Taipei. (wogymnast.com, 29 Jul 2017)
Additional information
General
POSITIVE POSTPONEMENT
She welcomed the postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo as it gave her a chance of competing at the Games. She returned to competitive action in late 2020 after tearing her Achilles tendon in 2017 and undergoing three operations. She had previously sustained a finger injury that ruled her out of competing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and her performances at the 2012 Games in London were hampered by a foot injury. "Last year [2020] was a more positive experience for me and the cancellation of the Olympics was more pleasant news because it was kind of a chance to compete at the Olympics, especially when I found out it was possible that I could still qualify. I went through a lot of difficult moments, but I never gave up to the idea of doing gymnastics. It was hard to perish for so long, but now I'm fine. I can say that I like what I do so much, so I decided to give myself another chance to prove to myself that I can still do it." (olympics.nbcsports.com, 21 Apr 2021, 18 Jun 2020; olympics.com, 18 Mar 2021)

ILLNESS
She was forced to withdraw from the all-around, balance beam and floor exercise finals at the 2021 European Championships in Basel, Switzerland due to a kidney infection. (gymnastics.sport, 26 Apr 2021)

Last update : 2021-07-24

Olympic Games

2021 - Games of the XXXII Olympiad TOKYO (JPN)

Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
14.133

2012 - Games of the XXX Olympiad LONDON (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
9
Score Final
57.965 
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
57.800 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
26
Score Qualif.
14.100
Balance Beam
Rank Final
6
Score Final
14.200
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
14.800
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
32
Score Qualif.
13.800
Team
Rank Final
3
Score Final
176.414
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
176.264
World Championships

2015 - 46th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships GLASGOW (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
3
Score Final
59.107 
Rank Qualif.
16
Score Qualif.
55.698 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
61
Score Qualif.
13.200
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
23
Score Qualif.
13.866
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
37
Score Qualif.
13.766
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
217.220

2014 - 45th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships NANNING (CHN)

All-Around
Rank Final
2
Score Final
59.765 
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
58.365 
Vault
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
14.649
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
62
Score Qualif.
13.233
Balance Beam
Rank Final
5
Score Final
14.066
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
15.066
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
2
Score Final
14.800
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
14.933
Team
Rank Final
4
Score Final
170.963
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
219.261

2013 - 44th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships ANTWERP (BEL)

All-Around
Rank Final
4
Score Final
57.766 
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
57.865 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
35
Score Qualif.
13.166
Balance Beam
Rank Final
7
Score Final
13.933
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
15.266
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
3
Score Final
14.600
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
14.500
World / Challenge Cup

2021 - FIG World Challenge Cup CAIRO (EGY)

Uneven Bars
Rank Final
3
Score Final
13.166
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
13.850
Balance Beam
Rank Final
1
Score Final
13.366
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
14.000

2017 - FIG World Challenge Cup - 20th Internationaux de France 2017 PARIS (FRA)

Uneven Bars
Rank Final
4
Score Final
13.800
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
13.800
Balance Beam
Rank Final
1
Score Final
14.200
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
15.000
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
2
Score Final
13.650
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
13.700

2017 - FIG World Challenge Cup 2017 KOPER (SLO)

Uneven Bars
Rank Final
1
Score Final
13.800
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
13.850
Balance Beam
Rank Final
1
Score Final
14.150
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
14.400

2014 - Glasgow 2014 World Cup C II GLASGOW (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
1
Score Final
59.232 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-

2014 - ENBW DTB World Cup 2014 C II STUTTGART (GER)

All-Around
Rank Final
1
Score Final
59.766 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Continental Championships

2021 - 9th European Individual Championships BASEL (SUI)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
54.698 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
18
Score Qualif.
13.466
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
13.466
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
13.400

2020 - 33rd Senior European Championships MERSIN (TUR)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
54.565 
Vault
Rank Final
2
Score Final
13.875
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
13.716
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
4
Score Final
13.250
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
13.566
Balance Beam
Rank Final
1
Score Final
14.000
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
13.633
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
1
Score Final
13.450
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
13.433
Team
Rank Final
2
Score Final
154.496
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
159.496

2017 - 7th European Individual Championships CLUJ NAPOCA (ROU)

Balance Beam
Rank Final
3
Score Final
13.966
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
14.566

2014 - European Championships 2014 SOFIA (BUL)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
59.499 
Vault
Rank Final
2
Score Final
14.866
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
14.800
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
6
Score Final
14.533
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
14.533
Balance Beam
Rank Final
2
Score Final
14.800
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
15.166
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
1
Score Final
14.800
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
15.000
Team
Rank Final
1
Score Final
172.754
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
171.130

2013 - 5th European individual Championships 2013 MOSCOW (RUS)

All-Around
Rank Final
2
Score Final
58.432 
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
57.198 
Vault
Rank Final
2
Score Final
14.466
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
14.399
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
24
Score Qualif.
12.966
Balance Beam
Rank Final
1
Score Final
15.266
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
15.066
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
2
Score Final
14.733
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
14.400