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Teodora Ungureanu
Teodora Ungureanu

Country represented

Flag of Romania Romania

Born

November 13 1960 (1960-11-13) (age 56)
Reșița, Caraș-Severin County, Romania

Coach(es)

Béla and Márta Károlyi

Current status

Retired

Teodora Ungureanu (born November 13, 1960 in Reșița, Romania) is a retired Romanian gymnast. She represented Romania at the 1976 Olympics and 1979 World Championships.

Career

Ugureanu began gymnastics at the age of 6 years old. She trained in Bucharest until she was 12 years old and went to train with Béla and Márta Károlyi. Ungureanu competed in her first Romanian National Championships in 1971 and won the all-around competition in the junior division. For most of her career Ungureanu came in second place to teammate Nadia Comăneci. 

In 1976 Ungureanu was chosen for the Olympic Team. In Montréal Ungureanu helped the team to a silver medal finish in the team competition. Individually, Ungureanu earned a silver medal on uneven bars and a bronze medal on balance beam as well as placing 4th in the all-around final.

Two years later in 1978 Ungureanu went on to represent Romania at the World Championships in Strasbourg. She helped her team earn a silver medal in the team competition but did not advance to any individual finals. Ugureanu's last competition before retirement was the 1979 Universiade where she won the all-around gold medal.  

Following retirement Ungureanu married a fellow Romanian gymnast. She and her husband worked with a traveling circus before moving to France to coach. In 1993 the couple moved to the United States to coach. They currently are directors and coach at Dynamic Gymnastics in Mohegan Lake, New York. 

Ungureanu was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 2001.

Medal Count

Year Event TF AA VT UB BB FX
1973Romanian Junior National Championships1st1st
1974Romanian Junior National Championships2nd
1975 Romanian National Championships 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st
Japan Junior International1st1st1st1st
Balkan Championships2nd
London World Cup Final6462nd
1976Romanian National Championships2nd
Chunichi Cup2nd
Montreal Olympic Games2nd42nd3rd
1977Romanian International2nd
Prague European Championships487
1978Romanian National Championships2nd
Strasbourg World Championships2nd
1979Mexico City Universiade3rd1st1st1st3rd

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