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Aurelia Dobre
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Dobre at the 1987 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships

Country represented

600px-Flag of Romania Romania

Born

November 16, 1972 (age 42)
Bucharest, Wallachia, Romania

Years on National Team

1987-1989

Coach(es)

Octavian Belu & Mariana Bitang

Current status

Retired

Aurelia Dobre (born November 16, 1972 in Bucharest) is a former artistic gymnast from Romania, who was the 1987 World Champion. She is still held in high esteem by many gymnastics fans today for her clean technique as well as balletic and artistic flair. She was also 1st on balance beam, 3rd on vault and floor exercise in event finals and scored a total of 5 "perfect 10's" at these championships.

For years, she was thought to be the youngest artistic gymnastics World Champion ever, winning her title at the age of 14 years and 352 days, until it was found that 1981 World Champion Olga Bicherova's age had been falsified – Bicherova was only thirteen when she won her World title.

Unfortunately, Aurelia's career was quite short because of two major injuries. However she was a member of the silver medal winning team in the Seoul Olympic Games and the 1989 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships.

Aurelia moved to America in 1991 and in 1992 she married Boz Mofid; they have 4 sons, Cyrus, Darius and twins Lucas and Marcus. Aurelia Dobre is a choreographer and dance coach at her husbands gym in Maryland.

Most recently Aurelia was honored with an award at the Romanian Gymnastics Federations 100 year anniversary celebrations and also recognised as one of the Romanian gymnasts to have scored a "perfect 10".

Medal Count

Year Event TF AA VT UB BB FX
1987Rotterdam World Championships1st1st3rd1st3rd
Chunichi Cup4
Tokyo Cup1st1st
1988Seoul Olympic Games2nd
Chunichi Cup6
1989Stuttgart World Championships2nd

Floor Music

1987- "Music" by John Miles

1988- "Joy OD/Yo Elise (Fur Elise remix)" by Latin Rascals

1999- "Bamboleo" by Gypsy Kings


World All-Around Champions
Vlasta DěkanováHelena RakoczyGalina RudkoLarisa LatyninaVěra ČáslavskáLudmilla TourischevaElena MukhinaNellie KimOlga BicherovaNatalia YurchenkoElena Shushunova | Oksana OmelianchikAurelia DobreSvetlana BoginskayaKim ZmeskalShannon MillerLilia PodkopayevaSvetlana KhorkinaMaria OlaruSvetlana KhorkinaChellsie MemmelVanessa FerrariShawn JohnsonBridget SloanAliya MustafinaJordyn WieberSimone Biles


World Balance Beam Champions
Vlasta DěkanováHelena RakoczyKeiko TanakaLarisa LatyninaEva BosákováNatalia KuchinskayaErika ZucholdNellie KimLudmilla TourischevaNadia ComăneciVera CernaMaxi GnauckOlga MostepanovaDaniela SilivaşAurelia DobreDaniela SilivaşSvetlana BoginskayaKim ZmeskalLavinia MiloşoviciShannon MillerMo HuilanDina KochetkovaGina GogeanLing JieAndreea RăducanAshley PostellFan YeNastia LiukinIryna KrasnianskaNastia LiukinDeng LinlinAna PorgrasSui LuAliya MustafinaSimone Biles

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