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Gabriel Bogdan Țăruș (Romanian pronunciation: [ɡabriˈel boɡˈdan t͡səˈruʃ]; born 1 August 1975 in Piatra Neamț, Neamț) is a former Romanian athlete who competed in long jump. According to the IAAF, he jumped an exceptional 7.53 at the age of twelve (26 September 1987 in Reșița). He has, however, not had much success in World Championships or Olympic Games. His personal best is 8.29 metres, achieved in 1996. He retired in the summer of 2006.

Bogdan Țăruș
Personal information
Born (1975-08-01) 1 August 1975 (age 44)
Piatra Neamț, Romania
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight78 kg (172 lb)
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Long jump
ClubCS Farul Constanța, CSM PAB Arad

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing   Romania
1992 World Junior Championships Seoul, South Korea 13th (q) 7.41 m (wind: +0.6 m/s)
1993 European Junior Championships San Sebastián, Spain 7th 7.46 m
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 2nd 8.01 m (wind: +2.0 m/s)
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 15th (q) 7.79 m
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 23rd (q) 7.79 m
Universiade Fukuoka, Japan 17th (q) 7.67 m
1996 European Indoor Championships Stockholm, Sweden 2nd 8.03 m
Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 15th (q) 7.96 m
1997 European U23 Championships Turku, Finland 4th 7.96 m (wind: +0.2 m/s)
World Championships Athens, Greece 19th (q) 7.87 m
Universiade Catania, Italy 8th 7.62 m
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 2nd 8.21 m
1999 World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 6th 8.15 m
World Championships Seville, Spain 26th (q) 7.74 m
2000 European Indoor Championships Ghent, Belgium 2nd 8.20 m
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 9th 8.00 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 27th (q) 4.01 m
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom DQ
World Championships Paris, France 10th 7.84 m
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 4th 8.26 m
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 7th 8.21 m
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 2nd 8.14 m
World Championships Helsinki, Finland NM

External linksEdit

  • ‹The template IAAF name is being considered for deletion.› Bogdan Tarus at IAAF
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Bogdan Țăruș". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2011-09-15.