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Georgeta Damian-Andrunache

Full name: Georgeta Damian-Andrunache
Gender: Female
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: April 14, 1976 in Dracsani, Botoşani, Romania
Affiliations: Dinamo Bucureşti, Bucureşti (ROU)
Country: ROU Romania
Sport: Rowing

Related Olympians: Wife of Valeriu Andrunache.

Medals: 5 Gold, 1 Bronze (6 Total)

Biography

Georgeta Damian-Andrunache is one of only three rowers to have won five Olympic gold medals, together with Steven Redgrave and Elisabeta Oleniuc-Lipă. Remarkably, Damian-Andrunache won her titles in just three Olympics, in 2000, 2004 and 2008. In each of these Games, she won the coxless pairs event, making her one of ten Olympic rowers to win the same event three times in a row. At the Sydney and Athens Games, she was part of the victorious Romanian eights crew, which also featured Oleniuc-Lipă. In 2008, Damian-Andrunache, who is married to Olympic rower Valeriu Andrunache, added a bronze medal in the eights event. Besides her five Olympic titles, she has also won five World titles between 1997 and 2003, three in the eights and two in the coxless pairs.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Rowing Women's Coxless Pairs Romania ROU 1 Gold
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Rowing Women's Coxed Eights Romania ROU 1 Gold
2004 Summer 28 Athina Rowing Women's Coxless Pairs Romania ROU 1 Gold
2004 Summer 28 Athina Rowing Women's Coxed Eights Romania ROU 1 Gold
2008 Summer 32 Beijing Rowing Women's Coxless Pairs Romania ROU 1 Gold
2008 Summer 32 Beijing Rowing Women's Coxed Eights Romania ROU 3 Bronze
2012 Summer 36 London Rowing Women's Coxless Pairs Romania ROU 5

Women's Coxless Pairs

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit T L
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Rowing Romania ROU Doina Ignat Final 7:11.00
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Rowing Romania ROU Doina Ignat Round One Heat One 7:16.22
2004 Summer 28 Athina Rowing Romania ROU Viorica Susanu Final 7:06.55
2004 Summer 28 Athina Rowing Romania ROU Viorica Susanu Round One Heat Two 7:29.74
2008 Summer 32 Beijing Rowing Romania ROU Viorica Susanu Final Round A Final 7:20.60 3
2008 Summer 32 Beijing Rowing Romania ROU Viorica Susanu Round One Heat Two 7:22.69 1
2012 Summer 36 London Rowing Romania ROU Viorica Susanu Final Round A Final
2012 Summer 36 London Rowing Romania ROU Viorica Susanu Repêchage Heat One
2012 Summer 36 London Rowing Romania ROU Viorica Susanu Round One Heat One

Women's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T L
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Rowing Romania ROU Final 6:06.44
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Rowing Romania ROU Round One Heat One 6:06.66
2004 Summer 28 Athina Rowing Romania ROU Final 6:17.70
2004 Summer 28 Athina Rowing Romania ROU Round One Heat One 5:56.77
2008 Summer 32 Beijing Rowing Romania ROU Final Round A Final 6:07.25 4
2008 Summer 32 Beijing Rowing Romania ROU Round One Heat Two 6:05.77 2