Mirela Dulgheru

Mirela Dulgheru–Renda, aka Mirela Renda, (born Mirela Dulgheru October 5, 1966) is a Romanian-born Turkish female long jumper.[1] She became a naturalised Turkish citizen by marriage in 1999, and adopted the surname Renda.[1]

Mirela Dulgheru–Renda
Personal information
Birth nameMirela Dulgheru
Nationality Turkey  Romania
Born (1966-10-05) October 5, 1966 (age 53)
Ploiești, Romania
Height1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb)
SportLong jump
Achievements and titles
Olympic finalsBarcelona 1992 4th
Personal best(s)
  • outdoor: 1.72 m (1992)
  • indoor: 6.99 m (1999)

She is the holder of third national performance outdoor long jump (7.14 m), a Romanian national record in long jump indoor (6.99 m) and a national record at sprint distances sample 50 m, 60 m and 80 m. She won twelve titles at Balkan Championships, and was over hundred times winner at national level in Romania.[2]

Mirela Dulgheru competed for her native country Romania at the 1992 Summer Olympics, Barcelona, Spain. With her jump of 6.71 m, she placed 6th.[3] She won a gold medal in long jump event at the Athletics at the 1993 Summer Universiade, Amherst, New York, USA.[4]

She was a lecturer at the Oil & Gas University of Ploieşti and athletics coach at CSU Asesoft Ploiești.[5] In 2009, she obtained a Doctor's degree in Physical Education and Sport at the University of Pitești with a thesis on "The Differentiate Nature of Effort’s Specificity in the Development of Movement Qualities During Athletic Tasks".

Soon after her naturalization in Turkey, Mirela Renda set a national record in long jump with 6.52 m.[6] Her record lasted nine years long until it was broken with 6.62 m by Melis Mey, another naturalized athlete.[6]



  1. ^ a b c d e "Dulgheru–Renda Mirela TUR". IAAF. Retrieved 2014-02-21.
  2. ^ Petre Apostol (26 October 2006). "Mirela Dulgheru: Viitorul atletismului prahovean trebuie căutat prin alt județ" (in Romanian). Ziarul Prahova.
  3. ^ a b "Women Long Jump Olympic Games Barcelona(ESP) 1992". Todor66. Retrieved 2014-02-21.
  4. ^ a b "Athletics". Universiade. Retrieved 2014-02-21.
  5. ^ Octav Preda (19 November 2005). "Cea mai frumoasă poveste a mea - Astăzi: Mirela Dulgheru" (in Romanian). Ziarul Prahova.
  6. ^ a b "Rekorlar yerli, kıranlar yabancı". Taraf (in Turkish). 2008-07-24. Archived from the original on 2013-08-21. Retrieved 2014-02-21.
  7. ^ a b c "Mirela Dulgheru–Renda". The Sports.org. Retrieved 2014-02-21.

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