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Grigore Obreja

Full name: Grigore Obreja
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: November 6, 1967 in Somova, Tulcea, Romania
Died: May 29, 2016 in [unknown], Unknown, France
Country: ROU Romania
Sport: Canoeing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

A 33-time Romanian champion in canoeing, Grigore Obreja’s top performance came in 1994, when he won a gold medal in the Canadian Doubles (500 m) at the 1994 World Championships in Mexico. He did so with his long-time partner, [Gheorghe Andriev], with whom he also competed in the Seoul and Atlanta Olympics. At the latter occasion, the duo grabbed a bronze in the 500 m event, having made the final in the 500 m and 1000 m in 1988. After the end of his active career, Obreja migrated to France, where he coached at AS Mantaise in Mantes-la-Jolie. He also worked as a sports director for the town of Buchelay.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 20 Seoul Canoeing Men's Canadian Doubles, 500 metres Romania ROU 7
1988 Summer 20 Seoul Canoeing Men's Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres Romania ROU 6
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Canoeing Men's Canadian Doubles, 500 metres Romania ROU 3 Bronze

Men's Canadian Doubles, 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date
1988 Summer 20 Seoul Canoeing Romania ROU Gheorghe Andriev Final Round 1988-09-30
1988 Summer 20 Seoul Canoeing Romania ROU Gheorghe Andriev Semi-Finals Heat Three 1988-09-28
1988 Summer 20 Seoul Canoeing Romania ROU Gheorghe Andriev Repêchage Heat Two 1988-09-26
1988 Summer 20 Seoul Canoeing Romania ROU Gheorghe Andriev Round One Heat Three 1988-09-26
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Canoeing Romania ROU Gheorghe Andriev Final Round 1996-08-04
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Canoeing Romania ROU Gheorghe Andriev Semi-Finals Heat One 1996-08-02
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Canoeing Romania ROU Gheorghe Andriev Round One Heat Three 1996-07-31

Men's Canadian Doubles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date
1988 Summer 20 Seoul Canoeing Romania ROU Gheorghe Andriev Final Round 1988-10-01
1988 Summer 20 Seoul Canoeing Romania ROU Gheorghe Andriev Semi-Finals Heat Two 1988-09-29
1988 Summer 20 Seoul Canoeing Romania ROU Gheorghe Andriev Round One Heat Two 1988-09-27
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