Famous Romanian Athletes

Country rankings all the time for Romania summer Olympics is remarkably high in fifteenth place?? just above the Netherlands. Under the Communist regime were athletic performance in a way that put their own systems in the spotlight. State Amateurs got all the time and all the possibilities to get the most out of their sport. This does not mean that the following five contestants per se was colourless or obedient.

Nadia Comaneci, gymnastics

Nadia Comaneci, the Romanian most famous athlete of all time. At the Olympic Games in 1976, she made everyone on the pitch. Comaneci was the first in the world a perfect ten for an exercise on the uneven bars. Six times in the tournament came a 10 on the scoreboard, so they went with three gold, one silver and one bronze home.Four years later in Moscow came to two gold and two silver at the. This while the intervening four years of small petite girl was transformed into an adult woman. Thanks to her perseverance and her exceptional talent, she continued to turn successful.
Flights from Romania
While training methods for her coach Bela Karolyi was z?? n at least controversial. Starvation and physical violence seemed fixed parts of the training. Comaneci?? already someone who never complains or her life will find it harder than others-never has spoken against the Springfield isotopes, other gymnasts such as Emilia Eberle did. Exactly two weeks before the fall of the dictator Nicolae Ceausescu fled Comaneci are risking their lives in Romania, she now lives in Oklahoma with her current husband, Bart Conner, also a former gymnast and Olympic gold medal-winner.

Ilie Nastase tennis

In the early seventies, Romania was the world’s only known for a husband, tennis player Ilie Nastase, born on 19 July 1946. Nastase was a special appearance in the elite tennis scene. Not only because he came from Communist Romania, but also because he combined his flamboyant lifestyle with a resounding performance at the championship courses. He triumphed twice in a big tournament, won a total of 102 ATP titles and was on 23 August 1973 to 2 jun, 1974, number one in the world rankings. Nastase was twice in the finals at Wimbledon, losing to Stan Smith and Bjorn Borg.
Playboy, clown and jitterbug
In Addition, Nastase?? s style of play very attractive. He was quick and technically one of the best.Even in moments of great weight that he was crazy, unexpected things. But he could not always an entire race to concentrate well and suffered from nerves, which cost him many a title. As far as talent, no one could almost tipped the playboy from Bucharest. When it comes to humor also hardly. As his career progressed Nastase behaved more like a clown, in words and gestures. One of his most famous quotes, after his credit card was stolen? I have the police not reported because the person who stole it, spend less money than my wife?.

Gheorghe Hagi, football

The biggest football player Gheorghe Hagi, Romania’s, where Maradona of the Carpathians are called.Hagi was technically near-perfect and very creative. After a couple of excellent seasons at Sportul Studentesc, he went at the age of 21 to top the Club Steaua Bucharest, where much points midfielder again constantly amazed by his intellect and sophistication. He was three times champion in 1989 and reached the final of the European Cup. Crazy years was enough of his 25th to the 31st-often the best a football player at Club level is a big disappointment. Both Real Madrid and Barcelona, he was among the many talents are not important enough.
Held in Turkey
Only when the Turkish Galatasaray he was King, and he thanked with four league titles. The crowning glory of his career was the UEFA Cup in 2000, the first CHAMPIONSHIP for a Turkish Club. Hagi was also the national team of Romania a. Normally, Romania managed to qualify once a decade for a major tournament. Hagi ensure that Romania is positioned for the WORLD CUP? ‘s 1990, 1994 and 1998, and for EC?? from 1996 to 2000. The biggest success came in 1994, when the Romanians with a beautiful combination soccer penetrated into the quarter-finals. After his active career, Hagi was natural trainer, but it is so far a much more difficult.

Stefan Birtalan, handball

In the sixties and seventies Romania ultimate handball land par excellence. Four times world champion Romania in 1961, 1964, 1970, and 1974. At the Olympic Games handball wasn’t until 1972 the regular part of the program. Romania won bronze in 1972, 1976 and 1980 silver and a bronze in 1984. In five of the eight foregoing successes, Stefan Birtalan per share. Birtalan was born on 25 september 1948 in Jibou and belonged to the Hungarian minority in Romania. At his club Steaua Bucharest, where he in his 16-year career 15 times champion. Only in 1978, I could not.
Top scorer in the national team
But his biggest successes were reportedly from the national team. At the Olympic Games in 1972, had 1.95 metre Birtalan has not yet reached its peak, but the 1976 and 1980 he was instrumental in the Romanian success. In Montreal, he scored 32 goals in five games, Moscow 23 goals in six matches. At the World Cup in 1974, he was totally inimitable, with 43 goals, he was top scorer in the tournament. in 1974, 1976 and 1977 Birtalan was also named a global player of the year. That year, he won the European Cup with Steaua also the second ever for a Romanian Club.

Elisabeta Lipa, rowing

In Communist Romania had athletes every opportunity to practice. A kraftsporter that rowing was ideal for keeping track of the competition on the way. Elisabeta oleniuc took as a 19-year-old for the first time in the Olympics, having been in record time this prepped. In Los Angeles she immediately won gold in double sculls, along with 21-year-old Marioara Popescu. Funnily enough, so it was a time of much less. Oleniuc has participated in the Summit, but only won silver and bronze medals at the World Championships and the OLYMPICS? s. in 1989 her only world title ever got in the dinghy. Three years later, she won gold in the same part of the Olympics in Barcelona.
Successful in eight
LIPA then switched to eight with helmsman. On her fourth, fifth and sixth OLYMPIC gold medal were won in this event. In 2004, she said goodbye to five times gold, twice silver and bronze. Apparently went a long time rumor that she would return to the Olympics. LIPA stopped since 1996, because each time after an OS, and sometimes even years. If the Olympics came back, still they panicked. In 2008, finally did not come this far.