Ecaterina Oancia

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Ecaterina Oancia (born March 25, 1954 in Sângeorgiu de Pădure ) is a former Romanian helmswoman in rowing , who was 1984 Olympic champion with the quadruple . In total, she won three Olympic medals and six World Championship medals.

Athletic career

The 1.57 m tall Ecaterina Oancia steered the Romanian quadruple from 1981, this boat class was held with a helmswoman until 1984. At the world championships in 1981 and 1982 , the Soviet boat won the double fours ahead of the GDR foursome and the Romanians. In 1983 , the Romanians took fourth place behind the Soviet Union, the GDR and Bulgaria. At the 1984 Olympic Games , the top three boats in the 1983 World Championships were not at the start because of the Olympic boycott . The Romanians won the Olympic final by a second over the US boat.

After the double foursome was held without a helmsman from 1985, Ecaterina Oancia switched to the Romanian eighth , with which she won the bronze medal behind the boats from the USSR and the GDR at the 1985 World Championships . In 1986 Oancia did not take part in the World Championships, but returned in 1987 as the helmsman of the four and eight. At the 1987 World Championships in Copenhagen , she won both boat classes. Oancia also drove both Romanian large boats at the Olympic Games in 1988 : In the four, the GDR won over China, the Romanian four won the bronze medal; in the eighth, the Romanians received the silver medal behind the eighth from the GDR. Oancia won her last international medal at the 1989 World Championships when she won the title with the Romanian eighth.

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