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Camelia Voinea
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Voinea at the 1987 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships

Country represented

Flag of Romania Romania

Born

March 1 1970 (1970-03-01) (age 47)
Constanţa, Constanţa County, Romania

Years on National Team

1984-1988

Club

CSS Farul Constanţa

Coach(es)

Adrian Goreac, Adrian Stan, and Maria Cosma

Current status

Retired

Camelia Voinea (b. March 1, 1970 in Constanţa, Romania) is a retired Romanian artistic gymnast, who competed in international events between 1984 and 1988. She was best known for her powerful tumbling, her innovative 1986-87 floor exercise that featured breakdancing elements, and for being the first gymnast to tumble a double layout to punch front somersault. In 1987 she scored a perfect ten for the floor exercise during the team competition event at the World Championships.

Career

Camelia started to train for gymnastics at the CSS 1 Farul Constanta Club under the direction of coach Matei Stănei. Later she trained with the national team at Deva under coaches Adrian Goreac, Adrian Stan, and Maria Cosma. Her international debut was at the Balkan Championships (1984) where she placed first with the team, second all around, first on floor, and second on vault and uneven bars. The 1985 World Championships in Montreal was her first major international competition. She won silver with the team, placed fourth in the uneven bars event, and ninth in the all around. One year later she was invited to compete in the World Cup in Beijing. She placed ninth all around and won silver on floor behind Elena Shushunova.

At the 1987 European Championships, Moscow, she won silver in the floor finals and she tied with Laura Munoz for the eight place in the all around. Together with Aurelia Dobre, Eugenia Golea, Celestina Popa, Daniela Silivaş and Ecaterina Szabo, Camelia was a member of the gold medal winning team at the 1987 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships Rotterdam, The Netherlands. During the floor event in the team optional finals Camelia Voinea, Aurelia Dobre and Daniela Silivaş scored three consecutive 10s from the judges. It was the first time in gymnastics history that three teammates had gotten perfect scores in succession. Voinea brought the crowd alive in her floor routine with a funky display of break dancing. One year later, Camelia was a member of the silver winning team at the 1988 Summer Olympics.

Medal Count

Year Event TF AA VT UB BB FX
1984Balkan Championships1st2nd2nd2nd1st
1985Montreal World Championships2nd94
1986Beijing World Cup Final92nd
1987Moscow European Championships82nd
Rotterdam World Championships1st
1988Seoul Olympic Games2nd

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