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Mirela Ţugurlan
Tugurlan mirela
Ţugurlan at the 1996 Olympic Games

Country represented

Flag of Romania Romania

Born

September 4 1980 (1980-09-04) (age 36)
Focşani, Vrancea County, Moldavia, Romania

Coach(es)

Octavian Belu & Mariana Bitang

Current status

Retired

Mirela Ţugurlan (b. September 4, 1980 in Focşani, Romania) is a Romanian artistic gymnast. She is an Olympic bronze medalist and a world gold medalist with the team. She was not originally expected to be a member of the Romanian Olympic team in Atlanta, but was added to the roster after Ana Maria Bican sustained a serious knee injury in training after having arrived in Atlanta. Despite her relative lack of experience competing at the international senior level, Tugurlan performed solidly on the Olympic stage and contributed to Romania's bronze-medal finish. A year later at the world championships in Lausanne, Switzerland, Tugurlan helped the Romanian women win their third consecutive world team title.

Medal Count

Year Event TF AA VT UB BB FX
1995Romanian International1st
1996Atlanta Olympic Games3rd
Chunichi Cup3rd
1997Lausanne World Championships1st

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