Liliana Popescu

Liliana Popescu, née Barbulescu (born 5 February 1982) is a Romanian middle distance runner, who specializes in the 800 metres.


Her personal best is 1:59.34 minutes, achieved in May 2008 in Bucharest. She has 4:00.35 minutes in the 1500 metres, also achieved in May 2008 in Bucharest. She was removed from the Olympic squad prior to the 2008 Summer Olympics, as she failed a doping test for Erythropoietin (EPO) in May. She received a two-year ban from the sport from May 2008 to May 2010.[1]

Popescu ran in the series of the 1500 m at the 2010 European Athletics Championships, but did not finish the race.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Romania
1999 World Youth Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 5th 800 m 2:11.97
2000 World Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 3rd 4 × 400 m relay 3:34.49
2003 Universiade Daegu, South Korea 1st 800 m 2:00.06
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 6th 1500 m 4:07.61