Gabriela Potorac

Gabriela Potorac (born 6 February 1973) is a Romanian former artistic gymnast. At the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, she won three medals: a team silver, a silver on vault with a score of 19.830, and a bronze on balance beam with a score of 19.837.[1] At the 1989 World Championships, she won the bronze medal on balance beam with a score of 9.887.[3]

Gabriela Potorac
Gabriela Potorac.jpg
Personal information
Country represented Romania
Born (1973-02-06) 6 February 1973 (age 48)
Bacău, Romania[1]
Height144 cm (4 ft 9 in)
DisciplineWomen's artistic gymnastics
ClubCS Bacău
Head coach(es)Adrian Goreac, Maria Cosma, Octavian Bellu, Adrian Stan[2]
Former coach(es)Marina and Mircea Bibire[2]

After retiring from competitions Potorac studied at the Sports University in Bucharest and coached at the club Triumf. In 1993 she moved to Japan to work as a gymnastics coach and married there. She later divorced, but stayed in Japan, working as a coach and occasional Japanese-Romanian translator.[2][4]


  1. ^ a b "Gabriela Potorac" Archived September 23, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved July 24, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c Gabriela Potorac. Romanian Olympic Committee
  3. ^ "1989 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships" (PDF). Retrieved 11 October 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Gabriela Potorac Archived 2010-11-11 at the Wayback Machine.

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