|RADUCAN Andreea Madalina Romania
Discipline: Womens Artistic
|Last update: 02/02/2012|
|Date of birth:||30/09/1983||Age:||32|
|Height:||149 cm/4.9 ft||Weight:||41 kg/90.4 lb|
|Place of birth:||BARLAD ()||
|Start Discipline (year):||1987|
|First Int. Competition (year):|
|National Team Since (year):||1995|
|Current Club:||Sport School Gym|
|Head coach:||Octavian Bellu (ROU)|
|Assistant coach:||Maria Bitang (ROU)|
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|2001 World Championships Ghent- Bronze AA; World Champion on Beam and Floor
2000 Olympic Champion/ Team Romania; Silver medal on Vault
2000 World Cup Final, Glasgow- Winner on Beam and Floor
1999 World Team and Floor Champion
Andreea's name will remain in the Olympic and Gymnastics history as "the apple of discord" after having been stripped of her gold medal in the All-around in Sydney 2000. She was found to have taken two pills for a cold, which, unknown to her, contained the banned stimulant pseudoephedrine. However, the Olympic Gold medal that Andreea won as a member of the Romanian Team and her Silver medal on Vault were left to her. Andreea's star rose at the 1999 World Championships in Tianjin, where she won the title on floor and helped the Romanian team into the victory. This was in fact her first competition as a senior. Her World medal tally grew with three Gold medals (Team, Beam and Floor) and two Bronze medals (AA and Vault) at the 2001 World Championships in Ghent.
At the 2002 Worlds Championships in Debrecen (20th to 24th of November), she announced that she will retire and the World Cup Final in Stuttgart (30th of November - 1st December), will be the last competition in her career!
Andrea is the proud Gold Medal winner in the Team competition and bronze medallist on Vault at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games! She will be also remembered as the victim of a disqualification!
On September 26, 2000, the Federation Internationale de Gymnastique has been informed of the positive test of Andrea Raducan after the Women's All Around Competition and the IOC decision to disqualify the gymnast, strip her of the gold medal and adjust the official results of the competition.
At a meeting held Sept. 26, 2000, the FIG Executive Committee decided unanimously not to impose any further sanctions on Andrea Raducan. It was felt that the removal of the medal was punishment enough for an athlete who was innocent in this situation.
The FIG Executive Committee supported the sanctions applied by the IOC and has also decided to sanction the doctor involved, Oana Ioachim. He was excluded from participating at any international gymnastics events of the Continental Unions or the FIG for the next four years, including the Olympic Games 2004!
In December 2000 at the World Cup Final in Glasgow (GBR), Andrea won the Gold on Floor and Beam and the Bronze on Uneven Bars! At the press conference, she thanked the FIG for its behaviour in Sydney and for its support which allows her not to give up, but to compete again.
Hobbies: Pets and travel! Memorable achievement: First place in team and floor exercise at the World Championships in Tianjin. Why this sport ? My parents determined my path..
Most influential person in career: My coach (Octavian Belu). Most admired person: Nadia Comaneci. At 10, she could do a triple twist !
VA/ Nov. 02
|Balance Beam||10||9.675||2000||SYDNEY||Games of the XXVII Olympiad|
|Balance Beam||10||8.675||2002||DEBRECEN||36th World Artistic Gymnastics Championships|
|All Around||6||38.331||3||38.624||2000||PARIS||23rd European Artistic Gymnastics Championships|
|Balance Beam||5||9.475||2000||PARIS||23rd European Artistic Gymnastics Championships|
|Floor Exercise||2||9.812||2000||PARIS||23rd European Artistic Gymnastics Championships|