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TEODORA UNGUREANU

Nick name:Dorina
Date of birth: Nov 13, 1960
Gender Female
Height   Weight
Marital status
Children
Place of birth:
Hometown: USA
Profession Coach
Languages
Start discipline: 1969
First int. event
Nat. team since
Club: Sport Club Resita with Andrei Karekes
Head coach: Bela Karoly
Assistant coach
Choreographer: Martha Karoly
Best apparatus/cat.
Favourite tricks: beam            Personal tricks
highest score
Music #1                      Author #1


General Interest
"Dorina" started gymnastics at the Sport School Club Resita in 1969, coached by Andrei Karekes. In 1971, she moved with family in Onesti, becoming a gymnast of the Gymnastics School Onesti, coached by Marta and Bela Karolyi. She shared the years of her career with Nadia Comaneci, always being her secundant. In 1978, she moved to Dinamo Club Bucharest, coached by Lita and Florea Stefanescu. Teodora's final competition appears to have been the 1979 World University Games, where she took gold in the AA. Following these Games, Teodora earned a diploma from the Bucharest Institute in Physical Education and Sport with a major in gymnastics.

In 1980, she married Sorin Cepoi, a former gymnast in the national men's team and they had a daughter , Adriana.

By 1984 the two were working together as part of the Troupe Cornea traveling circus.Teodora and Sorin travelled extensively with this circus, including internationally to Finland.

After a few years coaching at Dinamo Club, they decided to work as artists in circus and then moved to Grenoble FRA, as gymnastics coaches.The two coached in France for 8 years, during which tme they were the head coaches at La Grenobloise, a gym which won 2nd place in the team division at the French Nationals for four years. One of their pupil's, Chloe Maigre, represented France at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

In 1993, Teodora and her family left France for the USA. She and Sorin accepted coaching positions at Gymcats in Ardsley, NY. The two are now the directors of the Dynamic Gymnastics club in Bedford, NY. Their gymnasts have done quite well. One of their former students, Kristen Bloom, is attending the University of Utah. Another, Brooke Hamilton, competed in JO Nationals. Update (June, 2001). Teodora was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame. "I never dreamed that America would become by home or that I would be also deeply honored by fellow competitors in the sport that I love," Teodora told IG magazine.

Update: Teodora Ungureanu and her husband coach at Dynamic Gymnastics in Mohegan Lake, NY, not Bedford, NY. They recently had a meet, and their girls did really well. (update kindly provided by Michael P.)

Cat. Rank-F Score-F Rank-Q Score-Q Year Place Description

Balance Beam 

 3

 19.700

 

 

 1976

MONTREAL

Olympic Games

Uneven Bar 

 2

 19.800

 

 

 1976

MONTREAL

Olympic Games

Floor Exercise 

 2

 19.400

 

 

 1975

LONDON

World Cup/ Series Final


1971 Romanian Championships (Category III): 1st T, 1st AA
1972 Championships of the Republic for Juniors (Category II): 1st T
1972 Cup of the Romanian Gymnastics Federation (Category II): 1st T, 5th AA 1973 ITA-ROM Dual Meet: 1st T
1973 Junior Friendship Tournament (Druzhba): 3rd T, 8th AA, 4th UB, 2nd BB 1973 Romanian Junior Championships (Category I): 1st T, 1st AA
1973 Schools Championships (Category I): 1st AA
1974 Junior Friendship Tournament (Druzhba): 1st T, 2nd AA, 1st UB, 1st BB 1974 Romanian Junior Championships (Category I): 2nd AA
1975 Balkan Championships: 2nd AA
1975 Championships of the Republic: 2nd AA
1975 Japan Cup: 1st AA, 1st V, 1st UB, 1st FX
1975 Pre-Olympics: 2nd B, 3rd AA, 3rd FX, 4th UB
1975 Romanian Chships: 1st Team, 2nd AA, 2nd V, 2nd UB, 2nd B, 1st FX
1975 International Jr Meet: 1st All-Around, 1st V, 1st UB, 1st FX
1975 World Cup: 2nd Floor, 4th Vault, 6th All-Around, 6th Beam
1976 Calgary Int'l: 1st Vault, 1st Bars, 1st Beam, 1st Floor
1976 Champions All: 1st All-Around 1976 Chunichi Cup: 2nd All-Around
1976 GBR vs ROM: 1st Team, 2nd All-Around
1976 Olympic Games: 2nd Team, 2nd Bars, 3rd Beam, 4th All-Around
1976 Romanian Championships: 2nd All-Around
1976 USA vs ROM: 1st Team, 2nd All-Around
1976 Chunichi Cup: 2nd AA
1976 HOL vs. ROM: 1st Team, 2nd AA
1976 Milan Grand Prix: 1st AA
1976 Milk Meet: 1st AA
1977 Champions All: 1st All-Around
1977 European Championships: 4th All-Around, 7th Beam, 8th Vault
1977 FRA vs ROM: 1st Team, 2nd All-Around
1977 Romanian International: 2nd All-Around
1977 Orleans International: 2nd AA78 Coca Cola International: 1st All-Around
1978 Romanian Championships: 2nd All-Around
1978 World Championships: 2nd Team
1978 Coca Cola International: 1st AA
1978 FRG-ROM Dual Meet: 1st Team, 2nd AA
1979 Coupe de Geneve: 6th All-Around
1979 Hungarian International: 2nd All-Around
1979 University Games: 1st All-Around



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