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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.

 

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1990

American Cup: 5th All-Around

GBR-ROM Jr Dual Meet: 1st All-Around
International Mixed Pairs: 6th Team
World Sports Fair: 3rd Vault, 3rd Floor, 7th All-Around


1991

DTB Cup: 1st All-Around, 1st Vault, 1st Uneven Bars, 2nd Beam
GER-ROM Dual Meet: 1st Team, 2nd All-Around
Junior European Championships: 1st Vault, 1st Floor, 2nd Beam, 6th All-Around
 World Championships: 1st Vault, 3rd Team, 3rd Beam, 4th Floor, 7th All-Around


1992

Chunichi Cup: 1st All-Around, 1st Vault, 3rd Uneven Bars, 3rd Floor
DTB Cup: 1st Vault, 1st Uneven Bars, 2nd Floor, 3rd All-Around, 3rd Unenven Bars
GER-ROM Dual Meet: 1st Team, 5th All-Around
HUN-ROM Dual Meet: 1st Team, 2nd All-Around
Olympic Games: 1st Vault, 1st Floor, 2nd Team, 3rd All-Around, 4th Uneven Bars, 8th Beam
World Championships: 1st Uneven Bars, 4th Vault, 8th Floor


1993

Birmingham Classics: 1st All-Around
Chunichi Cup: 1st All-Around, 1st Vault, 2nd Beam, 3rd Uneven Bars, 5th Floor
 DTB Cup: 1st Vault, 1st Beam, 7th Floor, 8th UB
 European Cup: 1st Vault, 1st Uneven Bars, 2nd Floor, 3rd All-Around, 6th Beam
 French International: 2nd Vault
 Kosice International: 1st All-Around
 International Championships of Romania: 1st All-Around, 1st Vault, 1st Uneven Bars, 1st Beam
 Romanian Nationals: 1st All-Around, 1st Vault, 1st Beam, 1st Floor, 3rd Uneven Bars
 Tokyo Cup: 1st Vault, 2nd Floor, 5th Uneven Bars
World Championships: 1st Beam, 2nd Vault, 5th Floor, 5th Uneven Bars, 8th All-Around

 


1994

Birmingham Classics: 1st All-Around
Chunichi Cup: 1st Vault, 1st Floor, 2nd All-Around, 2nd Beam, 5th Uneven Bars
European Championships: 1st Team, 1st Vault, 2nd Floor, 3rd Beam, 6th All-Around, 7th Uneven Bars
USA-ROM Dual Meet: 1st Team, 5th All-Around
World Championships: 2nd All-Around, 2nd Floor, 3rd Vault, 5th Beam, 6th Uneven Bars
World Team Championships: 1st Team


1995

Chunichi Cup: 1st All-Around, 1st Floor, 2nd Vault, 2nd Beam, 4th Uneven Bars
DTB Cup: 1st Floor, 2nd Vault, 3rd Uneven Bars, 3rd Beam
Gander Memorial: 1st All-Around
Messe Cup: 1st Team
ROM-GER Dual Meet: 1st Team, 1st All-Around
Romanian National: 1st All-Around
World Championships: 1st Team, 3rd All-Around, 5th Uneven Bars


1996

European Championships: 1st Team, 1st Floor, 3rd All-Around, 4th Uneven Bars
 World Championships: 3rd Floor
Olympic Games: 3rd Team, 3rd All-Around, 8th Uneven Bars
Messe Cup: 1st Team