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Famous Athletes from Romania

List of famous athletes from Romania, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Romania has seen some very talented athletes over the years, many of who have gone on to represent their country in the Olympics. These are some of the best Romanian athletes of all time, so if you're a native of Romania and are aspiring to compete in sports professionally then these are people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular popular athlete from Romania then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List ranges from Bujor Hălmăgeanu to Magda Mihalache and more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Romanian athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Romania?"

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Romania in order to get more information about each one.
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    Éva Tófalvi (born December 4, 1978) is a retired Romanian biathlete of Hungarian ethnicity.  ...more
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    Alexandra Stoian is a biathlete.  ...more
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    Raluca Nicoleta Strămăturaru (born 22 November 1985 in Sinaia) is a Romanian luger who has competed since 1996. Her younger sister Violeta Strămăturaru is also a luger. Strămăturaru's best Luge World  ...more
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    Constantina Diță (formerly Constantina Diță-Tomescu born on January 23, 1970 in Turburea, Gorj County), is a Romanian long-distance runner, who specializes mainly in the half marathon and marathon.  ...more
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    Sandra Raluca Izbașa (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈsandra izˈbaʃa]; born 18 June 1990) is a retired artistic gymnast from Romania. She is a double Olympic champion, having won the floor event at the  ...more
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    Edith Miklos is an alpine skier.  ...more
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    Dana Plotogea is a biathlete.  ...more
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    Sorana Mihaela Cîrstea (Romanian pronunciation: [soˈrana ˈkɨrste̯a]; born 7 April 1990) is a Romanian tennis player. She achieved her career-high ranking of world No. 21 on 12 August 2013 and has  ...more
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    Alina Astafei (known before 1995 as Galina Astafei; born 7 June 1969) is a Romanian-German track and field athlete who attained German citizenship in 1995. She was one of the world's leading high  ...more
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    Steliana Nistor (born 15 September 1989) is a Romanian former artistic gymnast. She was a key member of the Romanian team between 2006 and 2008, where she helped the Romania win team bronze medals at  ...more
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    Mihaela Chiras is a Romanian luger who has competed since 2005. Her best finish at the FIL World Luge Championships was 28th in the women's singles event at Oberhof in 2008. Chiras's best finish at  ...more
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    Gabriela Szabo (Romanian pronunciation: [ɡabriˈela ˈsabo], born 14 November 1975) is a retired Romanian runner. She competed in the 1500 m and 5000 m events at the 1996 and 2000 Olympics and won a  ...more
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    Carmen Radenovic is a Romanian bobsledder.  ...more
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    Camelia Potec (Romanian pronunciation: [kaˈmeli.a ˈpotek]; born 19 February 1982 in Brăila) is a female Romanian swimmer, who won the gold medal in the women's 200 m freestyle at the 2004 Summer  ...more
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    Roxana Hartmann, née Luca (born 23 December 1982) is a Romanian former competitive figure skater. She is a ten-time Romanian national champion and represented her country at two Olympics. She  ...more
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    Beatrice Nicoleta Câșlaru (also Coadă, born 20 August 1975 in Brăila) is a former medley swimmer from Romania, who competed in three consequentive Summer Olympics for her native country, starting in  ...more
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    Daniela Viorica Silivaș-Harper (Romanian pronunciation: [daniˈela siliˈvaʃ]; born 9 May 1972), best known as Daniela Silivaș, is a Romanian former artistic gymnast who is most famous for winning six  ...more
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    Katalin Kristó is a Romanian short track speed skater of Hungarian ethnicity, who competed at three Winter Olympics in 2002, 2006 and 2010. She achieved her best results in 1,500 meters by finishing  ...more
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    Alina Dumitru (Romanian pronunciation: [aˈlina duˈmitru]; born 30 August 1982) is a Romanian judoka, one-time Olympic champion and eight-time European champion. At the 2008 Summer Olympics she  ...more
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    Maria Cioncan (June 19, 1977 - January 21, 2007) was a middle distance runner from Romania, best known for winning a bronze medal in the 1500 metres event at the 2004 Summer Olympics.  ...more
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    Simona Amânar (Romanian pronunciation: [siˈmona amɨˈnar]; born October 7, 1979) is a Romanian former artistic gymnast. She is a seven-time Olympic and ten-time World Championship medalist. Amânar  ...more
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    Mónika György is a Romanian cross country skier of Hungarian ethnicity, who has competed since 2000. Competing in two Winter Olympics, she earned her best finish of 43rd in the 10 km event at the  ...more
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    Alina Savin is an Olympic Bobsleigh athlete from Romania.  ...more
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    Petrica Hogiu is a cross-country skier.  ...more
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    Eugen Radu (born 16 April 1978) is a Romanian luger who has competed since 1994. He was born in Tulcea. Competing in two Winter Olympics, he earned his best finish of 15th in the men's doubles event  ...more