Vali Ionescu

Valeria "Valy" Ionescu (later Constantin, born 31 August 1960) is a retired long jumper from Romania. She won the European title in 1982 and an Olympic silver medal in 1984. Ionescu spent her entire career with the club Rapid Bucuresti, and later worked there as a coach and official.[2]

Vali Ionescu
Vali Ionescu 1984.jpeg
Ionescu at the 1984 Olympics
Personal information
Born31 August 1960 (1960-08-31) (age 59)
Turnu Măgurele, Romania[1]
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight64 kg (141 lb)
Event(s)Long jump
ClubRapid Bucuresti
Coached byDumitru Garleanu
Mihai Zaharia[2]
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)7.20 m (1982)[3]


Preceded by
  Vilma Bardauskiené
Women's Long Jump World Record Holder
1 August 1982 – 15 May 1983
Succeeded by
  Anişoara Cuşmir
Sporting positions
Preceded by
  Jodi Anderson
Women's Long Jump Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
  Anişoara Cuşmir