|— Gymnast —|
|Full name||Diana Laura Bulimar|
August 22, 1995 |
|Discipline||Women's artistic gymnastics|
|Level||Senior International Elite|
|Years on national team||2008-present|
|Club||CS Dinamo Bucharest|
|Head coach(es)||Octavian Bellu, Mariana Bitang|
|Assistant coach(es)||Lucian Sandu, Mircea Vintila, Raluca Bugner|
|Former coach(es)||Cristian Moldovan, Lacramioara Moldovan|
|Music||2011-2013:"Areg" by Samvel Yervinyan
2013-2014:"Butterfly Dance" by HANA
|Eponymous skills||Switch leap with 1/4 with additional full turn (D) - Floor exercise|
Diana Laura Bulimar (Romanian pronunciation: [diˈana buliˈmar]; born August 22, 1995) is a Romanian artistic gymnast and a 2-time European Champion with Romania. She was part of the Romanian team at the 2012 Summer Olympics that won the bronze medal.
In April, Bulimar competed at the 2010 European Women's Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Birmingham, United Kingdom. She contributed an all around score of 54.525 toward the Romanian team's second-place finish. Individually, she placed fourth in the all around final with a score of 54.175. In event finals, she placed third on uneven bars scoring 13.575 and fourth on floor scoring 14.175.
In August, Bulimar competed at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. She placed sixth in the all around competition with a score of 53.950. In event finals, she placed seventh on vault scoring 13.412, seventh on uneven bars scoring 12.525, and second on floor scoring 14.325.
In September, Bulimar competed at the Romanian National Championships in Resita, Romania. She placed second in the all around competition with a score of 54.750.
In August, Bulimar competed at the Romanian National Championships in Onesti, Romania. She placed fourth in the all around with a score of 56.375.
In September, Bulimar at an international meet against Germany and Switzerland in Erzingen, Germany. She helped Romania to win the team competition and individually she placed third in the all around with a score of 56.350.
In April, Bulimar competed at an international meet against France in Cholet, France. She helped Romania to win the team competition with scores of 13.550 on uneven bars, 14.900 on balance beam, and 14.400 on floor.
Later in April, Bulimar competed at an international meet against Germany and the United Kingdom in Ulm, Germany. She helped Romania to win the team competition with scores of 13.950 on uneven bars, 14.550 on balance beam, and 14.450 on floor.
In May, Bulimar competed at the 2012 European Women's Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Brussels, Belgium. She contributed scores of 13.933 on uneven bars, 14.733 on balance beam, and 14.633 on floor towards the Romanian team's first-place finish.
In June, Bulimar competed at the Artistic Gymnastics World Cup event in Ghent, Belgium. She placed second on balance beam with a score of 14.625 and first on floor with a score of 14.375.
At the beginning of July, Bulimar competed at an international meet against France, Germany, and Italy in Bucharest, Romania. She helped Romania to win the team competition with scores of 14.100 on uneven bars, 15.400 on balance beam, and 14.500 on floor.
At the end of July, Bulimar competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom. She helped the Romanian team qualify in fourth place to the team final and individually she qualified to the balance beam final with a score of 14.866. In the team final, she contributed scores of 14.066 on uneven bars, 14.533 on balance beam, and 14.700 on floor towards the Romanian team's third-place finish. However, it was decided that Larisa Iordache would take place in the balance beam final instead of Bulimar.
At the 2013 La Roche-sur-Yon World Cup, Bulimar placed second on floor.
At the 6th Doha FIG World Challenge Cup in Qatar, Bulimar placed fifth on the uneven bars final on 28 March 2013. On 29 March, she placed fourth on the balance beam final and first on the floor exercise final ahead of compatriot Larisa Iordache with a score of 14.625.
At the 2013 European Championships in Moscow, Russia, Bulimar placed second in the all-around qualification, sixth on individual vault, twenty-sixth on the uneven bars qualification, second on balance beam qualification and fifth on floor exercise qualification on 18 April. On 19 April, she tied with Giulia Steingruber of Switzerland for fourth place in the all-around final with a score of 57.065.
In June she won gold on floor exercise (tied with teammate Larisa Iordache) and bronze on beam at the 2013 Anadia World Cup. Her last competition of the year was the Turnen Dames Interland where she won gold in the all-around, balance beam, and floor exercise, and a bronze on uneven bars. She was scheduled to compete at the Romanian National Championships, but she dislocated her kneecap during podium training and needed immediate surgery, taking her out for the rest of the season.
Bulimar's first competition back was the Doha World Cup. She finished in fourth on beam with a 13.650, and she won silver on floor behind teammate Larisa Iordache with a 14.300. She competed at a friendly meet against Belgium and France where she won gold with the team and silver in the all-around.
Bulimar's last competition of the season was the European Championships. She contributed a 14.133 on bars, a 14.533 on beam, and a 14.225 on floor towards Romania's team gold medal. She qualified for the floor final where she tied with Marta Pihan-Kulesza for fourth. For the second year in a row, Bulimar had to miss Romanian Nationals and the World Championships due to a knee injury.
Bulimar once again made her return at the Doha World Cup. She won a silver on bars with a 13.600 behind Youna Dufournet. She also won a bronze on beam with a 14.025 behind Phan Thị Hà Thanh and Giulia Steingruber.
In April she competed at the 2015 European Artistic Gymnastics Championships and placed 10th in the all-around.
In June, Bulimar underwent surgery on her right knee, causing her to miss the European Games. She returned to competition in September at a friendly meet between Romania and France where she helped her team to the gold medal, competing on bars and beam, and performing her floor routine on a tumble track to facilitate her recovery. At the Romanian Championships at the end of September, she won the bronze medal in the all-around competition along with a silver on the beam. She followed this with good results at the Novara Cup in Novara, Italy, where the Romanian team triumphed over Italy, Belgium and Spain, and Bulimar individually finished fourth and took the bronze medal on beam.
She was named to the Romanian team for the World Championships and travelled to compete in Glasgow at the end of October. The Romanians were in the first subdivision of qualifications and had a very bad competition, qualifying in thirteenth place and failing to automatically qualify their team to the Olympic Games for the first time since 1966. Diana herself also had a rough time, falling twice on the uneven bars and finishing individually in 56th place after qualifications.
In November Bulimar competed at the Arthur Gander Memorial in Morges, Switzerland, a competition in which each gymnast competes on only three pieces of apparatus. She chose to perform on the vault, beam and floor, and won the bronze medal behind teammate Larisa Iordache and Germany's Pauline Schäfer. She followed this with the Elite Gym Massilia meet in Marseille, France, where she performed cleanly to help team Romania to the bronze medal, along with winning the bronze all-around medal behind Russia's Angelina Melnikova and France's Marine Brevet, and winning the gold medal on the floor exercise.
|2010||Junior European Championships||2nd||4th||3rd||4th|
|Youth Olympic Games||6th||7th||7th||2nd|
|2012||Doha World Cup||5th||2nd|
|Ghent World Cup||2nd||3rd|
|2013||La Roche-sur-Yon World Cup||2nd|
|Doha World Cup||5th||4th||1st|
|Anadia World Cup||3rd||1st|
|Turnen Dames Interland||1st||3rd||1st||1st|
|2014||Doha World Cup||4th||2nd|
|2015||Doha World Cup||2nd||3rd|
|Arthur Gander Memorial||3rd|
|Elite Gym Massilia||3rd||3rd||5th||1st|
|Apparatus||Name||Description||Difficulty||Added to the Code of Points|
|Floor Exercise||Bulimar||Switch leap with 1/4 with additional full turn||D||2011 World Championships|
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