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Andreea Raducan

 

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Andreea Madalina Raducan was born 30th September 1983 in Barlad, Romania.

Her family includes her father Gheorghe and mother Simina, and has a brother named Sorin.

Raducan began gymnastics in 1988 at CSS Barlad.

She has been a member of the national team since 1997.

She admires former Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci the most.

Raducan speaks a little English.

Her nicknames are Gogosarul (bell pepper), Anduta (little Andreea).

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Andreea Raducan is now the most well-known gymnast in Romania, after the great Nadia Comenaci.

She broke into the scene with a big bang, winning the floor title at the 1999 World championships.

A dynamic and powerful tumbler, Raducan won the All-Around title at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, only to have her gold medal stripped off when she was tested positive for drugs.

After the Olympic games, she has become a national icon back in Romania, and even managed to obtain a movie deal based on her life.

Her gold medal was actually returned to her by team mate Simona Amanar, the original silver medalist.

With a pixie face and a chirpy attitude, Raducan took this setback in stride and forged on, winning gold medals for the balance beam and the floor exercise at the World Cup final.

 

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1997

Jr. International Team Championships, Cincinnati, OH, USA: 3rd Team, 12th AA
Jr. Championships, Ploiesti, Romania: 2nd AA


1998

Jr. International Team Championships, Knoxville, TN, USA: 2nd AA, 3rd Team
Jr. Europeans, St. Petersburg, Russia: 2nd Team, 2nd BB, 3rd FX, 4th AA
Romanian Nationals, Bacau, Romania: 3rd AA
Chunichi Cup, Nagoya, Japan: 1st BB, 3rd FX, 4th VT, 7th AA


1999

International Team Championships, Richmond, VA, USA: 1st Team, 4th AA
ROM vs SPN, Palma de Mallorca, Spain: 1st Team, 4th AA
Samboo International, Pusan, Korea: 2nd FX, 3rd VT, 4th UB
ROM-ESP-GER, Berlin, Germany: 1st Team, 3rd AA
Romanian Nationals, Sibiu, Romania: 2nd AA, 3rd VT
ROM vs NED, Zuidwolde, Netherlands: 1st Team, 4th AA
World Championships, Tianjin, China: 1st Team, 1st FX, 2nd BB, 5th AA
Glasgow Grand Prix, Glasgow, Scotland: 1st BB, 2nd FX, 6th VT, 6th UB
Arthur Gander Memeorial, Chiasso, Switzerland: 3rd AA
Swiss Cup, Zurich, Switzerland: 2nd VT, 2nd FX, 3rd UB, 3rd BB

 

2000

La Duel  12th. VT, 1st. BB, 1st. FX
Cottbus Cup   2nd. BB
Romanian International 1st. AA (exhibition only), 2 BB
Europeans-  6th. AA, 3rd. Team, 5th. BB, 2nd. FX
ROM vs. ESP vs. GBR vs. UKR Dual Meet  1st. AA, 1st. Team
ROM vs. ESP vs. FRA  1st. Team
Romanian Nationals 1st. AA, 1st. VT, 1st. BB, 2nd. FX
Olympics- Sydney, Australia 1st. Team, 2nd. VT, 7th. FX
Chunichi Cup      2nd. AA, 4th. VT, 7th. UB, 2nd. BB, 1st. FX
Trophee Massilia:2AA 1 team,1VT,6UB,4BB,2FX
world cup: 5VT, 3UB,1BB, 1FX


2001
Romanian Internationals:1AA,1VT,1BB,1FX
Rom -Gbr meet: 2AA,1 team,3VT,1BB,1FX
Rom-Gbr : 1 team,7AA(3 events only)
Rom-Ned meet:1AA,1 team
Romanian Nationals:3AA ,1FX,1BB,1VT,6UB

 

some of the information were taken from Amazing Andreea