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Veronica Cogeanu-Cochelea

Full name: Veronica Cogeanu-Cochelea
Gender: Female
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: November 15, 1965 in Voineşti, Iaşi, Romania
Country: ROU Romania
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 2 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze (6 Total)

Biography

Among women, only her countrywoman, Elisabeta Oleniuc-Lipă, has won more Olympic rowing medals than the six won by Veronica Cochelea-Cogeanu. Lipă-Oleniuc and Cochelea-Cogeanu combined for five of these medals – 1988 doubles sculls silver medal, 1988 quadruple sculls bronze medal, 1992 double sculls silver medal, and 1996 and 2000 coxed eights gold medals. Cochelea-Cogeanu also won a silver medal with the quad in 1992. She was less successful at the World Championships, winning only one gold, that in the 1993 eight. Her 1988 Olympic appearance was as Miss Cogeanu, but she competed as Veronica Cochelea after marrying.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Rowing Women's Double Sculls Romania ROU 2 Silver
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Rowing Women's Quadruple Sculls Romania ROU 3 Bronze
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Rowing Women's Double Sculls Romania ROU 2 Silver
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Rowing Women's Quadruple Sculls Romania ROU 2 Silver
1996 Summer 30 Atlanta Rowing Women's Coxed Eights Romania ROU 1 Gold
2000 Summer 34 Sydney Rowing Women's Double Sculls Romania ROU 5
2000 Summer 34 Sydney Rowing Women's Coxed Eights Romania ROU 1 Gold

Women's Double Sculls

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit T
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Rowing Romania ROU Elisabeta Oleniuc-Lipă Final 7:04.36
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Rowing Romania ROU Elisabeta Oleniuc-Lipă Final 6:51.47
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Rowing Romania ROU Elisabeta Oleniuc-Lipă Semi-Finals Heat One 7:03.92
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Rowing Romania ROU Elisabeta Oleniuc-Lipă Round One Heat Two 7:16.41
2000 Summer 34 Sydney Rowing Romania ROU Elisabeta Oleniuc-Lipă Final 7:05.05
2000 Summer 34 Sydney Rowing Romania ROU Elisabeta Oleniuc-Lipă Round One Heat Two 7:08.70

Women's Quadruple Sculls

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Rowing Romania ROU Final 6:23.81
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Rowing Romania ROU Round One Repêchage Heat One 6:26.14
1988 Summer 22 Seoul Rowing Romania ROU Round One Heat One 6:26.95
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Rowing Romania ROU Final 6:24.34
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Rowing Romania ROU Round One Repêchage Heat One 6:37.11
1992 Summer 26 Barcelona Rowing Romania ROU Round One Heat One 6:29.58

Women's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1996 Summer 30 Atlanta Rowing Romania ROU Final 6:19.73
1996 Summer 30 Atlanta Rowing Romania ROU Round One Heat Two 6:23.94
2000 Summer 34 Sydney Rowing Romania ROU Final 6:06.44
2000 Summer 34 Sydney Rowing Romania ROU Round One Heat One 6:06.66