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Gina Gogean

Full name: Gina Elena Gogean (-Groza)
Gender: Female
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)
Weight: 88 lbs (40 kg)
Born: September 9, 1978 in Câmpuri, Vrancea, Romania
Affiliations: CSŞ Focşani, Focşani (ROU)
Country: ROU Romania
Sport: Gymnastics

Medals: 2 Silver, 3 Bronze (5 Total)

Biography

Gina Gogean was officially born in 1977, however in 2002 a Romanian newspaper published hospital documents showing her year of birth as 1978, which would have made ineligible for some of her earliest senior events. Her first international appearance was the Junior International in Japan in 1989 where she won the floor and her first competition on senior level was the Goodwill Games in 1990. In 1992 she won three medals at the European Championships, including a gold on floor, and participated in the World Championships in Paris without winning a medal before going to the Olympics where she was on the silver medal winning team.

The following years she was a regular member of the Romanian national team and soon became one of the team leaders. After winning an all-around silver at the 1993 World Championships Gogean won gold in all-around, beam, and with the team at the 1994 European Championships. In the following three World Championships, from 1994-96, she won six gold medals – two in vault, two in floor, and two with the team. She and the Romanian team were favorites for the 1996 Olympics, but Gogean underwent an appendectomy only five weeks before the Games and, though it was a surprise that she was able to compete at all, she won four medals including a silver in all-around. But her best performance came at the 1997 World Championships held in Lausanne where she won three gold medals – her third consecutive title on floor as well as with the team and her first title on beam. In total she has a medal record of 9-2-4 at the Worlds and 4-5-1 at the European Championships.

She retired after the 1998 World Cup held in Japan where she only competed in three events, but still placed in the top three in each. Gogean resumed her studies, coached in Romania and later for some time in Scotland, and also worked as a television commentator. In 2001 she became a gymnastics judge and has judged regularly since then.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 13 Barcelona Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around Romania ROU 6
1992 Summer 13 Barcelona Gymnastics Women's Team All-Around Romania ROU 2 Silver
1992 Summer 13 Barcelona Gymnastics Women's Floor Exercise Romania ROU 8T QR
1992 Summer 13 Barcelona Gymnastics Women's Horse Vault Romania ROU 5
1992 Summer 13 Barcelona Gymnastics Women's Uneven Bars Romania ROU 17T QR
1992 Summer 13 Barcelona Gymnastics Women's Balance Beam Romania ROU 19 QR
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around Romania ROU 2 Silver
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Women's Team All-Around Romania ROU 3 Bronze
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Women's Floor Exercise Romania ROU 7
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Women's Horse Vault Romania ROU 3 Bronze
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Women's Uneven Bars Romania ROU 22 QR
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Women's Balance Beam Romania ROU 3 Bronze

Women's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS CEP OEP
1992 Summer 13 Barcelona Gymnastics Romania Final Standings 6 39.624
1992 Summer 13 Barcelona Gymnastics Romania Final 6 39.624
1992 Summer 13 Barcelona Gymnastics Romania Final Floor Exercise 5T 9.950
1992 Summer 13 Barcelona Gymnastics Romania Final Horse Vault 5T 9.900
1992 Summer 13 Barcelona Gymnastics Romania Final Uneven Bars 4T 9.912
1992 Summer 13 Barcelona Gymnastics Romania Final Balance Beam 11T 9.862
1992 Summer 13 Barcelona Gymnastics Romania Qualifying 7 QU 78.886 39.349 39.537
1992 Summer 13 Barcelona Gymnastics Romania Qualifying Floor Exercise 8T 19.787 9.862 9.925
1992 Summer 13 Barcelona Gymnastics Romania Qualifying Horse Vault 7 QU 19.812 9.837 9.975
1992 Summer 13 Barcelona Gymnastics Romania Qualifying Uneven Bars 17T 19.737 9.850 9.887
1992 Summer 13 Barcelona Gymnastics Romania Qualifying Balance Beam 19 19.550 9.800 9.750
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Romania Final Standings 2 39.075
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Romania Final 2 39.075
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Romania Final Floor Exercise 3 9.800
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Romania Final Horse Vault 4 9.775
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Romania Final Uneven Bars 11T 9.700
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Romania Final Balance Beam 5T 9.800
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Romania Qualifying 5 QU 77.823 38.723 39.100
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Romania Qualifying Floor Exercise 6 QU 19.562 9.712 9.850
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Romania Qualifying Horse Vault 2 QU 19.637 9.837 9.800
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Romania Qualifying Uneven Bars 22 19.362 9.737 9.625
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Romania Qualifying Balance Beam 7 QU 19.262 9.437 9.825

Women's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1992 Summer 13 Barcelona Gymnastics Romania ROU Final Standings 2
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Romania ROU Final Standings 3

Women's Floor Exercise

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS
1992 Summer 13 Barcelona Gymnastics Romania Final Standings 8T QR
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Romania Final Standings 7 9.662
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Romania Final 7 9.662

Women's Horse Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank FP QOP FJ1P FJ2P PTS
1992 Summer 13 Barcelona Gymnastics Romania Final Standings 5 9.893
1992 Summer 13 Barcelona Gymnastics Romania Final 5 9.893 9.975 9.950 9.837
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Romania Final Standings 3 9.750
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Romania Final 3 9.750 9.800 9.700

Women's Uneven Bars

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1992 Summer 13 Barcelona Gymnastics Romania Final Standings 17T QR
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Romania Final Standings 22 QR

Women's Balance Beam

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS FP
1992 Summer 13 Barcelona Gymnastics Romania Final Standings 19 QR
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Romania Final Standings 3 9.787
1996 Summer 17 Atlanta Gymnastics Romania Final 3 9.787