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Gina Gogean was born on the 9th September 1977 in Cimpuri, Romania.
She began gymnastics in 1983.
Gogean's family includes her father Emil, a driving instructor, mother Anica and has a sister named Maricica.
Her favorite personalities are Nadia Comaneci and Carl Lewis.
Gogean adores stamp collecting, music, T.V., movies, reading and shopping.
Her favorite gymnasts beside the great Nadia are Daniela Silivas and Lavinia Milosovici.
Gogean's favorite apparatus is the floor exercise and the least favored one is the uneven bars.
She was named best Romanian athlete in 1994, after winning the European Championships.
She retired in 1998, after a successful competition at the World Cup.
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Gina Gogean first started gymnastics when she was 6 years old, at CSS Focsani, coached by Sergiu and Tatiana Popa.
She was the youngest member in the 1992 Romanian Olympic team, qualifying for the All Around final and placed an impressive 6th. At the 1996 Atlanta Oylmpics, she, then 19, bagged the silver medal for the All-Around final, beating team mates Laviina Milosovici and Simona Amanar.
A few months before the 1996 Olympics, Gogean underwent an appendectomy, and her appearance at the Olympics was quite unexpected, and her silver-medal winning performance was even more surprising, but Gogean has always been a consistent and impressive gymnast.
Often criticized for being dull and boring, Gogean expressed that she does not like to externalize her feelings, but holds deep passion for the sport. Her stoic expressions during competitions may not suit many people, but it never fails to impress the judges for she always execute her moves in great style.
After her retirement, Gogean began studying to become a coach. and even spent some time teaching in Scotland. In March 2001, she received her brevet judge diploma.
International Jr. Championships: 1st FX, 4th AA, 4th B, 6th V, 6th UB
International: 3rd AA
Mexico Cup: 1st AA, 1st UB
Championships: 1st Team, 2nd AA
Chunichi Cup: 1st B, 2nd AA, 2nd V, 3rd FX, 4th UB
DTB Cup: 1st
UB, 2nd V, 2nd B, 2nd FX
Cup: 1st AA, 1st V, 2nd UB, 2nd
B, 2nd FX
Cup: 1st V, 2nd AA, 2nd UB, 2nd
B, 3rd FX
Championships: 1st Team, 2nd FX
Open: 1st V, 1st B
2nd V, 2nd FX, 3rd B