Ella Kovacs (born 11 December 1964) is a retired Romanian middle-distance runner of Hungarian descent who specialized in the 800 metres.[4] She won World Championship bronze medals in 1991 and 1993, and won the European Indoor Championship title in 1985 and 1992.[3] She also finished sixth in the 800m final at the 1992 Olympics.[1] Her 800m best of 1:55.68, was the fastest time in the world in 1985, and ranks second to Doina Melinte on the Romanian all-time list.

Ella Kovacs
Ella Kovacs 1992.jpg
Kovacs in 1992
Personal information
Born11 December 1964 (1964-12-11) (age 58)
Luduş, Romania[1]
Height170 cm (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Weight55 kg (121 lb)[1]
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)800–1500 m
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)800 m – 1:55.68 (1985)
1000 m – 2:32.40 (1993)
1500 m – 4:07.4 (1990)[1][2][3]

AchievementsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Romania
1985 European Indoor Championships Athens, Greece 1st 800 m 2:00.51
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 5th 800 m 1:58.33
1991 World Indoor Championships Seville, Spain 3rd 800 m 2:01.79
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 3rd 800 m 1:57.58
1992 European Indoor Championships Genoa, Italy 1st 800 m 1:59.98
Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 6th 800 m 1:57.95
World Cup Havana, Cuba 4th 800 m 2:03.05
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 3rd 800 m 1:57.92
1994 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 2nd 800 m 2:00.49
Goodwill Games Saint Petersburg, Russia DNF 800 m

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Ella Kovacs. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Ella Kovacs. trackfield.brinkster.net
  3. ^ a b Ella Kovacs at World Athletics
  4. ^ (in Hungarian) Kovács Ella in Bihari Napló Archived 30 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine. hhrf.org