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Daniela Monteiro, née Dodean (born January 13, 1988 in Arad),[1] is a Romanian professional table tennis player and European champion.[2] She competed for Romania in the women's singles and team at the 2008 Summer Olympics, the women's singles at the 2012 Summer Olympics and the team and individual events at the 2016 Summer Olympics.[1]

Daniela Dodean
Daniela Dodean 2017.jpg
Nickname(s)Dana, Arad Tiger
Nationality Romania
Born (1988-01-13) January 13, 1988 (age 31)
Arad, Romania
Highest ranking19 (May 2010)
ClubSVS STRÖCK (Austria)
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight60 kg (132 lb; 9 st 6 lb)

Since 2011 she lives in Schwechat, Austria and practices at the Werner Schlager Academy.

Personal lifeEdit

Her brother, Adrian, is also a table tennis player. In July 2013, she married Portuguese table tennis player João Monteiro. On 21 April 2015, she gave birth to a daughter, Lara Melissa, in Vienna.


  1. ^ a b "Biography and Olympic Results". Retrieved October 6, 2010.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-16. Retrieved 2011-05-24.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)