Lavinia Agache

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Lavinia Agache
— Gymnast —
Full name Lavinia Agache
Country represented  Romania
Born (1968-02-11) February 11, 1968 (age 46)
Caiuţi
Height 4 feet 10 inches (1.47 m)
Discipline Women's artistic gymnastics
Level Senior international
Gym Deva National Training Center
Former coach(es) Octavian Bellu, Maria Cosma, Adrian Goreac, Béla Károlyi, Marta Károlyi
Retired 1985

Lavinia Agache (-Carney) (born 11 February 1968 in Căiuţi, Bacău) is a retired Romanian gymnast.[1] She had a successful senior career, winning 10 medals at major international events. She won the team gold at the 1984 Olympics and the team silver at the 1983 Worlds. Individually she won an Olympic bronze medal on vault, three medals at the 1983 Worlds (silver on vault and uneven bars, and bronze on beam) and four medals at the 1983 European Championships (gold on beam, silver on all around and uneven bars, and bronze on vault).

Early life and career[edit]

Agache began gymnastics at the age of 6 with Mihai Agoston and Maria Florescu, and was later coached by Bela and Marta Karolyi before their defection to the United States and later on by Octavian Bellu, Adrian Goreac and Maria Cosma. She had a promising junior career, winning the all-around bronze at the 1980 Junior European Championships[2] and the 1981 International Japan Junior Invitational.

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