Daniela Costian

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Daniela Costian
Medal record
Women's Athletics
Representing  Australia
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Barcelona Discus
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1993 Stuttgart Discus
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 1994 Victoria Discus

Daniela Costian (born 30 April 1965) is a former Olympic discus throw bronze medallist. She was born in Brăila, Romania, but became an Australian citizen in 1990. She competed in the discus contest at the 1992 Summer Olympics and won the bronze medal. She won a silver medal at the 1993 World Championships in Athletics.

Her personal best throw reached a distance of 73.84 m. Set in 1988, it was a Romanian record. Her best result achieved for Australia was 68.72 metres in 1994. This was both the Australian and the Oceanian record for 23 years until it was broken by Dani Stevens in August 2017.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Australia
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 3rd Discus 66.24 m
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 14th Discus 61.66 m


  1. ^ World Championships: How fear drove Dani Stevens back to podium. theaustralian.com.au. Retrieved August 15, 2017.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Russia Larisa Korotkevich
Women's Discus Best Year Performance
alongside Germany Ilke Wyludda

Succeeded by
Norway Mette Bergmann