Loredana Dinu

Loredana Dinu (born Iordăchioiu; born 2 April 1984) is a retired Romanian épée fencer, twice World champion and twice European champion with Romania.

Loredana Dinu
Loredana Dinu 2015 Ciutat de Barcelona t120347.jpg
2012
Personal information
Born (1984-04-02) 2 April 1984 (age 37)
Craiova, Romania
NationalityRomanian
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight58 kg (128 lb; 9.1 st)
Sport
SportFencing
Weaponépée
Handright-handed
ClubCS Dinamo București
FIE rankingcurrent rankings

BiographyEdit

Dinu began fencing at age 11 after coaches from different sports did a presentation at her school.[1] Her first coaches were Dumitru Popescu and Radu Mitrăchioiu.[1] She took part in her first national championship at age 15; she was defeated in the final by Ana Maria Brânză, with whom she would later fence for Romania.[1]

Dinu's first major results were a silver medal in the 2001 Junior World Championships and a bronze in the 2004 Junior World Championships. She won a gold medal with Romania in the 2010 and 2011 World Fencing Championships with Simona Alexandru, Ana Maria Brânză and Anca Măroiu.[2] She competed in the women's team épée at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, but Romania were defeated in quarter-finals against South Korea and missed the podium.[3] She decided to take a break after the Olympics.[4]

In January 2015 Dinu announced she would come back to competition, this time as a member of CS Dinamo București.[5] In May she won a bronze medal in the Romanian national championship and reached the quarter-finals at the Rio de Janeiro Grand Prix.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Andru Nenciu (28 November 2011). "Ridicaţi cortina! Intră spadasina Loredana Dinu este una dintre cele mai în vogă sportive". ProSport (in Romanian).
  2. ^ Mirela Basescu, Andru Nenciu (16 October 2011). "România a câștigat titlul mondial la spadă feminin în fața Chinei după o finală dramatică!". ProSport (in Romanian).
  3. ^ "România a fost învinsă de Germania şi a terminat pe locul 6 la JO". ProSport (in Romanian). 4 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Anca Măroiu a luat o pauză după Olimpiada de la Londra". Gazeta Sporturilor (in Romanian). 12 May 2013.
  5. ^ "Se reface cvartetul de spadă pentru Rio". ProSport (in Romanian). 10 January 2015.

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