An Olympic medal is the dream of any athlete. (Andreea Răducan, former gymnast)
Andreea Răducan is a successful 32-year-old woman and one of Romania’s greatest gymnasts. She worked all her life to become an Olympic champion, and when she finally won the all-round Olympic gold medal at Sydney in 2000, she was stripped of the title only three days later. Why? She had been found positive for a forbidden substance found in a flu tablet that the team’s doctor had gave her before entering the competition. Fifteen years later, Andreea is fighting the toughest fight against the people who deceived her, as she tries to recover her medal and, along with it, her dignity. Along the way, the film uncovers another side of the medal: the trauma, the effort, and the pain behind the glitter of a gold medal and the glamour of being a champion.