Viorica VISCOPOLEANU

Romania ROU

Athletics

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    Tokyo 1964
  • Year of Birth
    1939
Olympic Results

Biography

Viorica VISCOPOLEANU

Viorica Viscopoleanu was one of the top female long jumpers of the World at the end of 1960s. Viscopoleanu first competed internationally at the 1962 European Championships, finishing 10th, followed by fifth place finishes at both the 1964 Olympics and 1966 Europeans. The high point of her career came at the 1968 Olympics, where she jumped a world record of 6.82 in the first round of the final to win gold. After her Olympic triumph, Viscopoleanu won silver at the 1969 Europeans and was sixth at the 1971 Europeans and seventh at the 1972 Olympics. She was also the European Indoor Champion in 1970 and won bronze at the 1971 European Indoors. Domestically Viscopoleanu was the Romanian long jump champion in 1962-70 and 1973. After finishing her sporting career, she worked as an athletics coach with Steaua Bucureşti, her most famous pupil being the 1998 European high jump champion Monica Iagăr.

Personal Best: LJ – 6.82 (1968).

Olympic Results

More results
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Munich 1972

#7
Long Jump
Long Jump Athletics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Mexico City 1968

G
Long Jump
Long Jump Athletics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Tokyo 1964

#5
Long Jump
Long Jump Athletics

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