Veronica Cogeanu-Cochela

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 3
Bronze 1
Total 6
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameVeronica•Cogeanu-Cochela
Used nameVeronica•Cogeanu-Cochela
Born15 November 1965 in Voinești (ROU)
Measurements175 cm / 78 kg
NOC Romania

Biography

Among women, only her countrywoman, Elisabeta Oleniuc-Lipă, has won more Olympic rowing medals than the six won by Veronica Cochela-Cogeanu. Lipă-Oleniuc and Cochela-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. Cochela-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 Cochela after marrying.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Summer Olympics Rowing ROU Veronica Cogeanu
Double Sculls, Women (Olympic) Romania 2 Silver
Quadruple Sculls, Women (Olympic) Romania 3 Bronze
1992 Summer Olympics Rowing ROU Veronica Cochela
Double Sculls, Women (Olympic) Elisabeta Lipă 2 Silver
Quadruple Sculls, Women (Olympic) Romania 2 Silver
1996 Summer Olympics Rowing ROU Veronica Cochela
Eights, Women (Olympic) Romania 1 Gold
2000 Summer Olympics Rowing ROU Veronica Cochela
Double Sculls, Women (Olympic) Elisabeta Lipă 5
Eights, Women (Olympic) Romania 1 Gold

Special Notes