Alina Astafei

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Alina Astafei
Personal information
Nationality German Romanian
Born (1969-06-07) 7 June 1969 (age 45)
Bucharest, Romania
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb)
Sport Track and field
Event(s) High jump
Updated on 19 May 2012.

Alina Astafei (known before 1995 as Galina Astafei; born 7 June 1969) is a German and formerly Romanian track and field athlete. In the 1990s she was one of the world's best high jumpers.


Astafei's biggest success is the silver medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, where she jumped over 2.00 metres. She represented Romania at those games. She first jumped over 2 metres in 1988, her personal best was 2.01 metres in 1995.

On January 9, 1995, she left the Romanian track and field association and since March 1, 1995, she has had German citizenship. Alina Astafei represented USC Mainz (1995–1997) and MTG 1899 Mannheim (coached by Constantin Dumitrescu; Since 1998; Trainer: Dan Vladescu). While she was active she was 1.82 metres tall and weighed 62 kg.


In the list the results until 1994 for Romania.

  • 1986, Junior World championship: 2nd place (1.90m)
  • 1987, Junior European championship: 1st place (1.88m)
  • 1988, Olympic Games: 5th place (1.93m); Junior World championship: 1st place (2.00m)
  • 1989, World Cup final: 3rd place (1.94m); Europa Cup final: 1st place (2.00m)
  • 1992, Olympic Games: 2nd place (2.00m); World Cup final: 2nd place (1.91m)
  • 1993, World championship: 4th place (1.94m); Europa Cup final: 1st place (2.00m)
  • 1995, World championship: 2nd place (1.99m); Europa Cup final: 1st place (2.00m)
  • 1996, Olympic Games : 5th place (1.96m); Europa Cup final: 1st place (1.98m)
  • 1997, World championship: 3rd place (1.95m)
  • 1998, European championship: 3rd place (1.95m); World Cup final: 6th place (1.90m); Europa Cup final: 2nd place (1.95m)
  • 2001, Europa Cup final: 1st place (1.89m)

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