Doina Melinte

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Doina Melinte
Medal record
Women's Athletics
Competitor for Romania
Olympic Games
Gold 1984 Los Angeles 800 m
Silver 1984 Los Angeles 1500 m
World Championships
Bronze 1987 Rome 1500 m
World Indoor Championships
Gold 1987 Indianapolis 1500 m
Gold 1989 Budapest 1500 m
European Championships
Bronze 1986 Stuttgart 1500 m
European Indoor Championships
Gold 1985 Pireaus 1500 m
Gold 1988 Budapest 1500 m
Gold 1990 Glasgow 1500 m
Summer Universiade
Gold 1981 Bucharest 800 metres

Doina Ofelia Melinte (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈdojna meˈlinte]; born 27 December 1956, in Bacău, Bacău County) is a retired Romanian athlete.

She won gold medals over 1500 metres at the European Indoor Championships in 1985, 1988 and 1990, the latter race even being a European record time with 4:00.27. On the same day she set another new European record with 4:17.14 over the distance of 1 mile.

At the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles she won a gold medal in 800 meters ahead of Kim Gallagher (silver) and countrywoman Fiţa Lovin (bronze) as well as the silver medal in 1500 meters behind Gabriella Dorio (gold) and ahead of another Romanian, Maricica Puică (Bronze).

She continued to win a 1500 m bronze medal at the 1986 European Championships, and a year later she set a new championship record with 4:05.68 at the 2nd World Indoor Championships and finished third at the outdoor World Championships. She defended her World Indoor title in 1989, winning in a championship record of 4:04.79. Achievements 1 x Olympic Games Gold medallist 1 x Olympic Games Silver medallist 1 x World Championships Bronze medallist 2 x World Indoor Championships Gold medallist 1 x European Championships Bronze medallist 4 x European Indoor Championships Gold medallist 1 x European Indoor Championships Silver medallist 1 x European Indoor Championships Bronze medallist 3 x Olympic Games finalist 3 x World Championships finalist 1 x Current World Record holder - Mile ind. 1 x Current European Record holder - Mile ind. 4 x World Records in career

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