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Valeria Bufanu (née Ștefănescu; born October 7, 1946) is a retired Romanian athlete who mainly competed in hurdling and sprints.

Valeria Bufanu
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BornOctober 7, 1946

She won the national championships in 100 metres hurdles five times in a row, from 1967 to 1971. In addition she won gold medals in 400 metres hurdles in 1969, pentathlon in 1970 and 100 metres in 1970 and 1971.

At the 1972 Summer Olympics in München, where the 100 metres hurdles event was held for the first time (the previous distance being 80 metres), Bufanu won a silver medal, sharing the podium with East Germans Annelie Ehrhardt (gold) and Karin Balzer (bronze). The next year Bufanu won a silver medal in 60 metres hurdles at the European Indoor Championships.


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