Lavinia Corina Milosovici was born October 21st 1976 in Lugoj, Romania.
Her family includes her father, a former wrestler, mother, a former volleyball, player and one older brother, Cristian.
Milosovici attended the Cetate Deva Academy, under Octavian Belu.
The Romanian Government awarded her 7 million lei (US $18, 000) for the gold medals she won at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
Her Olympic medals were stolen from her parents' apartment, but police apprehended the thieves and returned the medals to her.
Milosovici's favorite gymnasts are Nadia Comaneci, Daniela Silivas, and Valery Balenky.
Her nickname is "Milo" and she rarely answers to anything else.
In 1992, Milosovici was named best Romanian athlete following her success at the Barcelona Olympics.
She retired from competitive gymnastics on 18th of September, 1996.
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Lavinia Milsovici was one of Romania's shiniest Gymnastics stars. Like her idol, Daniela Silivas, Milosovici never won a major gymnastics title but she has contributed half her life to Romanian gymnastics and has won innumerable medals in international competitions, many of them gold.
She is also the last gymnast ever to score a 10.00 in a major gymnastics event, with her wonderful performance on the floor exercise final at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, in which she won 2 gold medals, on vault and floor exercise, 1 silver medal, for team competition, and 1 bronze medal in the all-around final. Because of her success at the 1992 Olympics, Milosovici was awarded the best athlete of Romania that year.
In the 1996 Olympics, Milosovici captured another bronze medal in the all-around final again, giving herself an excellent retirement gift. She is the first gymnast since her compatriot Nadia Comaneci (1976-1980) to win All-Around medals in 2 consecutive Olympics and is the first female gymnast since Czechoslovakia's Vera Caslavska ('64-68) to win a world or Olympic title on every event.
After her gymnastics career, Milosovici stayed in Romania and began University in Timisora, studying sport and English.
On October 23rd, Milosovici married her childhood friend Cosmin Vinatu, a sergeant in the police force.
American Cup: 5th All-Around
Dual Meet: 1st All-Around
DTB Cup: 1st
All-Around, 1st Vault, 1st Uneven Bars, 2nd
Cup: 1st All-Around, 1st Vault, 3rd
Uneven Bars, 3rd Floor
Classics: 1st All-Around
Classics: 1st All-Around
Cup: 1st All-Around, 1st Floor, 2nd
Vault, 2nd Beam, 4th Uneven Bars
Championships: 1st Team, 1st Floor, 3rd
All-Around, 4th Uneven Bars