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Anișoara Stanciu-Cușmir

Full name: Anișoara Stanciu-Cușmir
Gender: Female
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Born: June 28, 1962 in Brăila, Brăila, Romania
Country: ROU Romania
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Although Anișoara Stanciu-Cușmir had a very brief athletics career, she is considered as the top female long jumper of the early 1980s. Stanciu-Cușmir set four world records in 1982 and 1983, all in Bucureşti against her closest rival [Valy Ionescu]. Stanciu-Cușmir jumped her first world record in August 1982 at the Romanian championships, with 7.15, but it was not enough to win, as Ionescu broke that record with 7.20 in a later round to win the Romanian title. In May 1983, Stanciu-Cușmir jumped 7.21 to surpass Ionescu’s world record by a centimeter and on 4 June 1983, she set her third and fourth world record by jumping 7.27 and then 7.43 in a later round at an international meet in Bucharest. The high point of her career came at the 1984 Olympics, where she won gold, defeating Ionescu, who placed second. Stanciu-Cușmir also won silvers at the 1982 Europeans and 1983 Worlds and at the Universiade won the 1983 title after taking silver in 1981. She won her only Romanian title in 1984. Stanciu-Cușmir was forced to retire from sports shortly after her Olympic victory due to a back injury, at only 22-years-old. She later worked as an athletics coach with Steaua Bucureşti.

Personal Best: LJ – 7.43 (1983).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Women's Long Jump Romania ROU 1 Gold

Women's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Romania Final Round 1 6.96
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Romania Final Round Round One 2 6.80
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Romania Final Round Round Two 2 6.68 6.80
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Romania Final Round Round Three 2 foul 6.80
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Romania Final Round Round Four 1 6.96 6.96
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Romania Final Round Round Five 1 6.89 6.96
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Romania Final Round Round Six NP foul
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Romania Qualifying Round 2 QU 6.69
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Romania Qualifying Round Group A 2 6.69
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Romania Qualifying Round Group A Round One 1 6.69
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Romania Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 2 pass 6.69
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Romania Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP pass
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