Aurelia Dobre

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Aurelia Dobre
Aurelia Dobre 1988.jpg
Dobre in 1988
Personal information
Full nameAurelia Dobre
Country represented Romania
Born (1972-11-16) 16 November 1972 (age 48)
Bucharest, Romania
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight42 kg (93 lb)
DisciplineWomen's artistic gymnastics
LevelSenior International
GymDeva National Training Center
Head coach(es)Adrian Goreac
Retired1989

Aurelia Dobre (born 16 November 1972) is a former artistic gymnast and the 1987 world all-around champion. She is the 1987 world champion on the balance beam and the bronze medalist on the vault and floor exercise, as well, and scored five perfect 10s at these championships.

Dobre was also a member of the silver-medal-winning Romanian teams at the 1988 Summer Olympics[1] and the 1989 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships. However, her career was cut short because of two major injuries and a growth spurt.[citation needed]

For years, Dobre was thought to be the youngest world all-around champion ever, having won her title at the age of 14 years and 352 days, until it was found that Olga Bicherova's age had been falsified at the 1981 World Championships,[2] and that Bicherova had been 13 when she won her title.

Post-retirement[edit]

She received an award at the Romanian Gymnastics Federation's 100-year anniversary celebration[3] and was formally recognised as one of the Romanian gymnasts to have scored a perfect 10.[4] In May 2016, she was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.[5]

In 1991, Dobre moved to the United States and in 1992 married Iranian gymnastics coach Boz Mofid. They have four sons who are YouTube personalities: Cyrus, Darius, and twins Lucas and Marcus. Dobre is a choreographer and dance coach at the Dobre Gymnastics Academy in Maryland.[5][6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Aurelia Dobre". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020.
  2. ^ FIG Clears Chinese Champions. International Gymnast Magazine (1 October 2008)
  3. ^ UN SECOL DE AUR. prosport.ro (16 September 2006)
  4. ^ Romanian Gymnastics celebrated at Presidential Palace. romanian-gymnastics.com (16 September 2006)
  5. ^ a b Aurelia Dobre. ighof.com
  6. ^ AURELIA DOBRE. romanian-gymnastics.com
  7. ^ Meyers, Dvora (21 July 2017). "Popular Twin Vloggers Are The Sons Of Former Romanian World Champion Gymnast". Deadspin. Retrieved 11 May 2020.

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