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Laura Cârlescu-Badea

Full name: Laura Gabriela Cârlescu-Badea
Gender: Female
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
Weight: 123 lbs (56 kg)
Born: March 26, 1970 in Bucureşti, Bucureşti, Romania
Affiliations: Steaua, Bucureşti (ROU)
Country: ROU Romania
Sport: Fencing

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Laura Cârlescu-Badea had a 23-year career at top-level fencing, winning 22 medals at the Olympics, World Championships, and European Championships. The highlight was winning the 1996 Olympic gold medal in individual foil. She won two World titles, in the individual foil in 1995 and the team foil in 1994, adding five silver medals and two bronze medals. Cârlescu-Badea won four European Championships – in individual foil in 1996-97 and 2002 and in team foil in 2004. She also won four silver medals and two bronzes at the Europeans. During her career Cârlescu-Badea was a superior officer in the Romanian Army (1988-2004), rising to the rank of colonel.

Cârlescu-Badea later became a fencing coach at the School Sports Club No. 3 Steaua Bucaresti. She served as President of the Athletes Commission (2001-05) for the Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee. She later became a sports administrator with numerous roles; member of the rules commission of the FIE, Director of Olympic Education of the Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee (2005-12), Romanian Ambassador for Sports, Tolerance and Fair Play at the Council of Europe (2004-11), Member of the Science and Sports Council in Romania (2006-09), and Director of the Romanian Olympic Academy, beginning in 2011.

Cârlescu-Badea graduated from the National Academy of Physical Education and Sports in 1995, and obtained two master’s degrees, one in 2003 from the University of Bucharest and one in sports management and marketing in 2007 from A.I. Cuza University. In 2008 she earned a PhD in sports with a thesis entitled “Contributions to Clarifying the Relationship between Motor Intelligence and Capacity for Effort in High-Level Fencing.”

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Fencing Women's Foil, Team Romania ROU 3 Bronze
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Fencing Women's Foil, Individual Romania ROU 1 Gold
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Fencing Women's Foil, Team Romania ROU 2 Silver
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Fencing Women's Foil, Individual Romania ROU 4
2004 Summer 34 Athina Fencing Women's Foil, Individual Romania ROU 5

Women's Foil, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result TD
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool Bout for 1/2 1 1996-07-22 Cârlescu-Badea (ROU) 15, Vezzali (ITA) 10 15
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Fencing Romania ROU Semi-Finals Bout #2 1 1996-07-22 Cârlescu-Badea (ROU) 15, Trillini (ITA) 14 15
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Fencing Romania ROU Quarter-Finals Bout #3 1 1996-07-22 Cârlescu-Badea (ROU) 15, Mohamed (HUN) 8 15
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Fencing Romania ROU Round Three Bout #5 1 1996-07-22 Cârlescu-Badea (ROU) 15, Wuillème (FRA) 6 15
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Fencing Romania ROU Round Two Bout #9 1 1996-07-22 Cârlescu-Badea (ROU) 15, Parisky (ISR) 5 15
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Fencing Romania ROU Round One Bout #17 AC 1996-07-22 Cârlescu-Badea (ROU) bye
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool Bout for 3/4 2 2000-09-21 Trillini (ITA) 15, Cârlescu-Badea (ROU) 9 9
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Fencing Romania ROU Semi-Finals Bout #1 2 2000-09-21 Vezzali (ITA) 15, Cârlescu-Badea (ROU) 8 8
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Fencing Romania ROU Quarter-Finals Bout #2 1 2000-09-21 Cârlescu-Badea (ROU) 15, Bianchedi (ITA) 4 15
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Fencing Romania ROU Round Three Bout #4 1 2000-09-21 Cârlescu-Badea (ROU) 15, Meng (CHN) 7 15
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Fencing Romania ROU Round Two Bout #8 1 2000-09-21 Cârlescu-Badea (ROU) 15, Dussu (CUB) 6 15
2000 Summer 30 Sydney Fencing Romania ROU Round One Bout #16 AC 2000-09-21 Cârlescu-Badea (ROU) bye
2004 Summer 34 Athina Fencing Romania ROU Quarter-Finals Bout #3 2 2004-08-18 Gruchała (POL) 15, Cârlescu-Badea (ROU) 7 7
2004 Summer 34 Athina Fencing Romania ROU Round Two Bout #6 1 2004-08-18 Cârlescu-Badea (ROU) 15, Meng (CHN) 11 15

Women's Foil, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW TD TG/TR TTD ITD
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool Bout for 3/4 1 1992-08-04 1 0 8 8
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool Bout for 3/4 1 1992-08-04 ROU 8/60, EUN 8/55 8/60 0
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool Bout for 3/4 2 1992-08-04 Velichko (EUN) 5, Cârlescu-Badea (ROU) 2 2
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool Bout for 3/4 2 1992-08-04 Glikina (EUN) 5, Cârlescu-Badea (ROU) 3 3
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool Bout for 7/8 3T 1992-08-04 0 1 3 9
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool Quarter-Finals 1T 1992-08-04 1 0 8 7
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool Semi-Finals 2 1992-08-04 ITA 9, ROU 3 3 1
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool Semi-Finals NC 1992-08-04 Cârlescu-Badea (ROU) Not contested, Bianchedi (ITA) Not contested
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool Semi-Finals 2 1992-08-04 Vaccaroni (ITA) 5, Cârlescu-Badea (ROU) 1 1
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool Semi-Finals 1 1992-08-04 Cârlescu-Badea (ROU) 5, Trillini (ITA) 4 5
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool Semi-Finals 2 1992-08-04 Zalaffi (ITA) 5, Cârlescu-Badea (ROU) 1 1
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool Quarter-Finals 1 1992-08-04 ROU 8, CHN 7 8 3
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool Quarter-Finals 1 1992-08-04 Cârlescu-Badea (ROU) 5, Xiao (CHN) 4 5
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool Quarter-Finals 2 1992-08-04 Wang (CHN) 5, Cârlescu-Badea (ROU) 4 4
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool Quarter-Finals 1 1992-08-04 Cârlescu-Badea (ROU) 5, Ye (CHN) 2 5
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool Quarter-Finals 1 1992-08-04 Cârlescu-Badea (ROU) 5, Liang (CHN) 1 5
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Three 2 1992-08-03 1 1 14 9 93/73
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Three 2 1992-08-03 GER 9, ROU 5 5 1
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Three 2 1992-08-03 Fichtel-Mauritz (GER) 5, Cârlescu-Badea (ROU) 1 1
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Three 1 1992-08-03 Cârlescu-Badea (ROU) 5, Weber-Koszto (GER) 0 5
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Three NC 1992-08-03 Cârlescu-Badea (ROU) Not contested, Bau (GER) Not contested
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Three 2 1992-08-03 Funkenhauser (GER) 5, Cârlescu-Badea (ROU) 3 3
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Three 1 1992-08-03 ROU 9, CAN 0 9 2
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Three 1 1992-08-03 Cârlescu-Badea (ROU) 5, Tremblay (CAN) 0 5
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Three 1 1992-08-03 Cârlescu-Badea (ROU) 5, Aubin (CAN) 3 5
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Three NC 1992-08-03 Cârlescu-Badea (ROU) Not contested, Wetterberg (CAN) Not contested
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool Three NC 1992-08-03 Cârlescu-Badea (ROU) Not contested, Hervieu (CAN) Not contested
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool Bout for 1/2 2 1996-07-25 33 20
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool Bout for 1/2 2 1996-07-25 Bortolozzi-Borella (ITA) 5, Cârlescu-Badea (ROU) 3 3
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool Bout for 1/2 1 1996-07-25 Cârlescu-Badea (ROU) 12, Trillini (ITA) 6 12
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Fencing Romania ROU Final Pool Bout for 1/2 1 1996-07-25 Cârlescu-Badea (ROU) 5, Vezzali (ITA) 2 5
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Fencing Romania ROU Semi-Finals Team Bout #2 1 1996-07-25 ROU 45, GER 33 45 14
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Fencing Romania ROU Semi-Finals Team Bout #2 2 1996-07-25 Fichtel-Mauritz (GER) 9, Cârlescu-Badea (ROU) 5 5
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Fencing Romania ROU Semi-Finals Team Bout #2 1 1996-07-25 Cârlescu-Badea (ROU) 4, Weber-Koszto (GER) 2 4
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Fencing Romania ROU Semi-Finals Team Bout #2 1 1996-07-25 Cârlescu-Badea (ROU) 5, Bau (GER) 3 5
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Fencing Romania ROU Quarter-Finals Team Bout #3 1 1996-07-25 ROU 45, RUS 41 45 14
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Fencing Romania ROU Quarter-Finals Team Bout #3 2 1996-07-25 Sharkova-Sidorova (RUS) 7, Cârlescu-Badea (ROU) 1 1
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Fencing Romania ROU Quarter-Finals Team Bout #3 1 1996-07-25 Cârlescu-Badea (ROU) 11, Velichko (RUS) 2 11
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Fencing Romania ROU Quarter-Finals Team Bout #3 2 1996-07-25 Boyko (RUS) 5, Cârlescu-Badea (ROU) 2 2