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Rodica Arba-Puşcatu

Full name: Rodica Arba-Puşcatu
Gender: Female
Height: 5-10 (179 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: May 5, 1962 in Petricani, Neamţ, Romania
Affiliations: Dinamo Bucureşti, Bucureşti (ROU)
Country: ROU Romania
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (4 Total)

Biography

Rodica Arba (né Puşcatu) is the most titled rower ever in Olympic history, with seven medals and four gold medals. As Rodica Puşcatu she won an Olympic bronze in 1980 at Moscow in the eights. She and Olga Bularda-Homeghi added a gold medal in 1984 at Los Angeles in the coxless pairs. In between, Arba- Puşcatu had won three medals at the world championships - 3rd in the 1981 coxless pairs, 3rd in the 1982 coxed fours, and 2nd in the 1983 coxless pairs. Her 1984 gold started her on a winning pattern, as she and Bularda-Homeghi won the World Championships in coxless pairs in 1985-87 and also at the 1988 Olympics, adding a 1987 World title in the eights. Rodica Arba added a silver in the eights at Seoul to give her her fourth Olympic medal.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 18 Moskva Rowing Women's Coxed Eights Romania ROU 3 Bronze
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Rowing Women's Coxless Pairs Romania ROU 1 Gold
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Rowing Women's Coxless Pairs Romania ROU 1 Gold
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Rowing Women's Coxed Eights Romania ROU 2 Silver

Women's Coxless Pairs

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit T
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Rowing Romania ROU Elena Oprea-Horvat Final Standings 3:32.60
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Rowing Romania ROU Olga Homeghi-Bularda Final 7:28.13
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Rowing Romania ROU Olga Homeghi-Bularda Round One Heat Two 7:42.53

Women's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1980 Summer 18 Moskva Rowing Romania ROU Final 3:05.63
1980 Summer 18 Moskva Rowing Romania ROU Round One Heat Two 3:16.21
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Rowing Romania ROU Final 6:17.44
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