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Eugenia Golea
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Golea at the 1987 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships

Country represented

Flag of Romania Romania

Born

March 10 1971 (1971-03-10) (age 46)
Bucharest, Wallachia, Romania

Years on National Team

1984-1988

Club

School Club N 2

Coach(es)

Adrian Gorean, Adrian Stan and Maria Cosma
Lucia Marcu and Mihai Demetrescu (former)

Current status

Retired

Eugenia Golea (b. March 10, 1971 in Bucharest, Romania) is a retired Romanian artistic gymnast, who competed in international events between 1984 and 1988. She is known for scoring a perfect 10 for the vault optional in the team competition of the 1987 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships and for being the first gymnast to compete two consecutive layout stepout jumps. She helped her team to win an Olympic silver medal, a world title and a world silver medal. She liked all the events the same, though she excelled in vaulting and floor. On vault she won a world silver medal and a continental bronze and on beam she won a continental silver medal.

Career

Eugenia Golea began training at School Club N 2 in Bucharest under the coaching of Lucia Marcu and Mihai Demetrescu. Later she joined the national team at Deva where she trained with Adrian Gorean, Adrian Stan and Maria Cosma. Her debut as a senior in an international event was in 1984. Although she had an excellent showing at the 1984 Balkan Championships where she placed first with the team and third all-around she was left off the 1984 Olympic team.

In 1985 she was a member of the silver winning team at the World Championships in Montreal. In 1987, together with Aurelia Dobre, Camelia Voinea, Celestina Popa, Daniela Silivaş and Ecaterina Szabo, Eugenia was a member of the gold medal winning team at the 1987 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships Rotterdam, The Netherlands. During the vault optional in the team finals both Aurelia Dobre and Eugenia scored perfect tens from the judges, Eugenia being one of three women (along with Elena Shushunova and Svetlana Baitova) to debut the double twisting yurchenko at the World Championships that year. Individually she won the silver medal on vault behind Elena Shushunova. She had the opportunity to add two more individual medals at the 1987 European Championships Moscow, a silver on beam and a bronze on vault. After winning silver with the team at the 1988 Summer Olympics, Eugenia retired.

Medal Count

Year Event TF AA VT UB BB FX
1984Balkan Championships1st3rd
1985Montreal World Championships2nd
1987Rotterdam World Championships1st2nd
1988Seoul Olympic Games2nd

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