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Famous Athletes from Romania

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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Romania
Éva Tófalvi is a Romanian biathlete of Hungarian ethnicity. She finished in 11th place in the Women's Overall World Cup standings and in 2nd place in the Individual event at the ...more
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Alexandra Stoian is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Romania
Alexandra Stoian is a biathlete.
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Raluca Strămăturaru is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Romania
Raluca Strămăturaru is a Romanian luger who has competed since 1996. Her younger sister Violeta Strămăturaru is also a luger. Strămăturaru's best Luge World Cup season finish was 23rd in women's ...more
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Constantina Diţă is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Romania
Constantina Diţă, is a Romanian long-distance runner, who specializes mainly in the half marathon and marathon. She was the marathon gold medallist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, having ...more
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Sandra Izbașa is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Romania
Sandra Raluca Izbaşa is a Romanian artistic gymnast. She is a double Olympic champion, on floor at the 2008 Olympics and vault at the 2012 Olympics. She is also a winner of two Olympic bronze ...more
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Edith Miklos is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Romania
Edith Miklos is an alpine skier.
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Dana Plotogea is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Romania
Dana Plotogea is a biathlete.
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Sorana Cîrstea is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Romania
Sorana Mihaela Cîrstea is a Romanian professional tennis player. Trained by Darren Cahill, she is ranked World No. 144 as of March 11, 2015. She achieved her career-high ranking of World ...more
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Alina Astafei is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Romania
Alina Astafei is a Romanian born track and field athlete who attained German citizenship in 1995. She was one of the world's leading high jumpers in the 1990s. Representing Romania, she is the ...more
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Steliana Nistor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Romania
Steliana Nistor is a retired Romanian gymnast. She is an Olympic and a world bronze medalist with the team. Individually, she is a world all around and beam silver medalist and a multiple ...more
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Mihaela Chiras is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Romania
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 ...more
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Gabriela Szabo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from Romania
Gabriela Szabo is a retired Romanian runner. She competed in the 1500 m and 5000 m events at the 1996 and 2000 Olympics, and won a gold, a silver and a bronze medal. Szabo was born to a Romanian ...more
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Carmen Tronescu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Romania
Carmen Radenovic is a Romanian bobsledder.
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Camelia Potec is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Romania
Camelia Potec is a female Romanian swimmer, who won the gold medal in the women's 200 m freestyle at the 2004 Summer Olympics. She won the Mare Nostrum in 2004.
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Roxana Luca is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Romania
Roxana Luca is a Romanian figure skater. She is a ten-time Romanian national champion, competed twice at the Winter Olympics, and placed as high as 15th at the European Championships.
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Beatrice Căslaru is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Romania
Beatrice Câșlaru is a former medley swimmer from Romania, who competed in three consequentive Summer Olympics for her native country, starting in 1996. At her second Olympic appearance, in ...more
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Daniela Silivaş is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Romania
Viorica Daniela Silivaș-Harper, best known as Daniela Silivaș, is a Romanian former gymnast who is most famous for winning six medals in women's artistic gymnastics at the 1988 Olympic Games in ...more
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Katalin Kristó is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Romania
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 ...more
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Alina Dumitru is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Romania
Alina Dumitru is a Romanian judoka, one-time Olympic champion and eight-time European champion. At the 2008 Summer Olympics she defeated Japanese double gold medallist Ryoko Tani, who until then ...more
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Maria Cioncan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Romania
Maria Cioncan was a middle distance runner from Romania, best known for winning a bronze medal in the 1500 metres event at the 2004 Summer Olympics. Born in Maieru, she set personal bests in ...more
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Simona Amânar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Romania
Simona Amânar is a Romanian former gymnast. She is a seven-time Olympic medalist and a ten-time world medalist. Amânar helped Romania to win four consecutive world team titles as ...more
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Monika Gyorgy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Romania
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 ...more
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Alina Savin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Romania
Alina Savin is an Olympic Bobsleigh athlete from Romania.
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Petrica Hogiu is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Romania
Petrica Hogiu is a cross-country skier.
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Eugen Radu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Romania
Eugen Radu 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 both in 2002 and ...more