Argentina Menis

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Argentina Menis
Argentina Menis 1972b.jpg
Argentina Menis at the 1972 Olympics
Personal information
Born 19 July 1948 (1948-07-19) (age 68)
Cernele, Dolj, Romania
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Discus throw
Club CS Dinamo București[1]
Coached by Mihai Nistor
Ion Rinderiu
Ioan Benga[1]
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 67.96 m (1976)[2]

Argentina Menis (born 19 July 1948) is a retired Romanian discus thrower who won silver medals at the 1972 Olympics and 1974 European Athletics Championships. She finished sixth at the 1976 Olympics.[3][4] On 23 September 1972 she set a world record that stood for eight months.[5] After retiring from competitions she worked at her club Dinamo București.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Argentina Menis. Romanian Olympic Committee
  2. ^ Argentina Menis. IAAF
  3. ^ Argentina Menis.
  4. ^ Athlétisme – Argentina MENIS.
  5. ^ Argentina Menis.
Preceded by
Soviet Union Faina Melnyk
Women's Discus World Record Holder
23 September 1972 – 25 May 1973
Succeeded by
Soviet Union Faina Melnyk