Denisa Golgotă

Denisa Golgotă (born March 8, 2002) is a retired Romanian artistic gymnast. She won two medals at the 2018 European Championships – a silver on floor exercise and a bronze on vault.

Denisa Golgotă
Denisa Golgotă (ROM) Glasgow 2018.jpg
Personal information
Country represented Romania
Born (2002-03-08) 8 March 2002 (age 18)
Alimpești, Romania
DisciplineWomen's artistic gymnastics
LevelSenior International Elite
Years on national team2016–20 (ROU)
ClubCetate Deva
Head coach(es)Mirela Dicu, Cristian Enoiu
Retired2020

Personal lifeEdit

Denisa Golgotă was born on March 8, 2002 in Alimpești, Gorj County.[1] In 2016, she was awarded the title of citizen of honor of Alimpești by local authorities.[2]

Junior careerEdit

2015Edit

At her first Romanian National Championships, Golgotă won bronze with her team,[3] and individually, she won gold on vault, placed sixth on floor and eighth in the all-around and on balance beam.[4][5]

2016Edit

Golgotă made her international debut at the International Gymnix in Montreal, Canada. She finished fourth on vault,[6] fifth with her team, and twenty-second in the all-around. Golgotă won a team gold medal against Belgium at the Belgium Friendly along with teammates Olivia Cimpian, Carmen Ghiciuc, Ioana Crisan, and Alisia Botnaru. Additionally, Golgotă won the gold on vault and finished fifth in the all-around.[7] The same team defeated France at the France vs Romania Friendly, and Golgotă won a gold medal on vault and a silver medal on floor.[8]

Golgotă was selected to represent Romanian at the 2016 Junior European Championships along with Alisia Botnaru, Olivia Cîmpian, Ioana Crișan, and Carmen Ghiciuc. The team won a bronze medal, and individually, Golgotă won a gold medal on floor and a silver medal on vault.[9] At the Romanian National Championships, she defended her vault title, won silver with her team and on floor, and placed fifth in the all-around.[10][11] At the Junior National Championships, Golgotă won the gold on vault and the silver on floor. She also placed fourth in the all-around, seventh on uneven bars, and fifth on balance beam.[12] She finished her season at the Tournoi International with a sixth place finish in the all-around.[13]

2017Edit

Golgotă competed at the 2017 European Youth Summer Olympic Festival in Győr, Hungary along with Iulia Berar and Nica Ivanus. As a team, they finished tenth.[14] Individually, Golgotă finished fifteenth in the all-around,[15] and she won a silver medal on vault.[16] At the 2017 Romanian National Championships, Golgotă won a gold medal with her team and a silver medal in the all-around behind Larisa Iordache.[17] Additionally, she defended her vault title, won a bronze medal on floor, and placed eighth on uneven bars.[18] She competed at the Japan Junior International on vault, uneven bars, and balance beam, but she did not advance to the event finals.[19]

Senior careerEdit

2018Edit

 
Golgotă during the 2018 European Championships.

In 2018 Golgotă made her debut as a senior at the City of Jesolo Trophy where she finished twelfth in the all-around and fourth on vault.[20] Then, at the Deva Friendly, Golgotă won gold medals with the team, in the all-around, and on vault and floor exercise.[21] She competed at Koper Challenge Cup in Slovenia and placed second in the vault and floor finals and third in the balance beam final.[22] At the Izvorani Friendly, Golgotă swept the gold medals.[23]

She was selected to compete at the 2018 European Championships along with Laura Iacob, Carmen Ghiciuc, Nica Ivanus. The team finished twelfth and did not qualify for the team final.[24] Golgotă qualified to finals in both the vault and floor exercise in 5th place.[25][26] She improved upon those placements in both finals, receiving the bronze medal on vault and the silver medal on floor exercise.[27] At the Varsenare Friendly, Golgotă won a gold on vault, a silver on floor, and a bronze with the team. She also finished fourth in the all-around.[28] Golgotă withdrew from the 2018 Romanian National Championships because of a muscle contracture in her leg ; she did not want to risk further injury before the World Championships.[29] She was named to the Romanian team for the 2018 World Championships along with Ioana Crișan, Maria Holbura, Nica Ivanus, and Carmen Ghiciuc. The team placed thirteenth,[30] and Golgotă placed seventeenth in the all-around.[31] Golgotă finished her season at the Cottbus World Cup where she placed eighth on beam.[32]

2019Edit

Golgotă began her season at the 2019 European Championships and placed fourth on floor, fifth on beam, sixth on vault, and seventeenth in the all-around.[33] She next competed at the Flanders International Team Challenge where she placed 10th in the all-around and helped Romania finish fifth as a team.[34] In late June Golgotă competed at the European Games where she qualified to the all-around, balance beam, and floor exercise finals. During the all-around final she placed 11th. On balance beam she placed fourth behind Nina Derwael, Angelina Melnikova, and Diana Varinska[35] and on floor exercise she finished sixth.[36] In September she competed at the Romanian National Championships where she placed sixth in the all-around but second amongst seniors. For event finals she won silver on vault and floor exercise behind junior Ioana Stănciulescu.[37]

Golgotă was later selected to represent Romania at the 2019 World Championships. During qualifications Romania finished 22nd and did not qualify a team to the 2020 Olympic Games. Individually Golgotă finished 77th in the all-around qualifications and did not qualify as an individual to the Olympic Games due to teammate Maria Holbura placing higher (54th). She ended the season competing at the Cottbus World Cup where she placed seventh on floor exercise.[38]

2020Edit

In April 2020, in a Televiziunea Română interview with Monica Roşu, it was revealed that Golgotă had retired from artistic gymnastics.[39]

Competitive historyEdit

JuniorEdit

Year Event Team AA VT UB BB FX
2015 National Championships   8   8 6
2016 International Gymnix Junior Cup 5 22 4
Belgium-Romania Friendly   5
France-Romania Friendly  
Junior European Championships      
National Championships   5    
Junior National Championships 4   7 5  
Tournoi International 6
2017 European Youth Olympic Festival 10 15  
National Championships       8  

SeniorEdit

Year Event Team AA VT UB BB FX
2018 City of Jesolo Trophy 12 4
Deva Friendly        
Koper Challenge Cup   6    
Izvorani Friendly            
European Championships 12    
Varsenare Friendly   4    
World Championships 17 R2
Cottbus World Cup 8
2019
European Championships 17 6 5 4
European Games 11 4 6
National Championships   6   5  
Cottbus World Cup 7

ReferencesEdit

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  39. ^ @TVRSport (April 13, 2020). "Dublă campioană olimpică, dublă campioană europeană şi medaliată cu argint la Campionatele Mondiale, Monica Roşu a rămas uimită când a aflat că Denisa Golgotă a renunţat să mai practice gimnastica!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.

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