Georgeta Damian-Andrunache

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 5
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 6
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameGeorgeta•Damian-Andrunache
Used nameGeorgeta•Damian-Andrunache
Born14 April 1976 in Dracsani (ROU)
Measurements178 cm / 75 kg
AffiliationsDinamo București, București (ROU)
NOC Romania

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 Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
2000 Summer Olympics Rowing ROU Georgeta Damian
Coxless Pairs, Women (Olympic) Doina Ignat 1 Gold
Eights, Women (Olympic) Romania 1 Gold
2004 Summer Olympics Rowing ROU Georgeta Andrunache
Coxless Pairs, Women (Olympic) Viorica Susanu 1 Gold
Eights, Women (Olympic) Romania 1 Gold
2008 Summer Olympics Rowing ROU Georgeta Andrunache
Coxless Pairs, Women (Olympic) Viorica Susanu 1 Gold
Eights, Women (Olympic) Romania 3 Bronze
2012 Summer Olympics Rowing ROU Georgeta Andrunache
Coxless Pairs, Women (Olympic) Viorica Susanu 5

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
2008 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Closing Ceremony ROU Georgeta Andrunache

Olympic family relations