Florența Crăciunescu

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Florența Crăciunescu
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Personal information
Birth name Florența Ionescu
Full name Florența Țacu-Crǎciunescu
Born 7 May 1955 (1955-05-07)
Craiova, Romania[1]
Died 8 June 2008 (2008-06-09) (aged 53)[2]
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 84 kg (185 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Discus throw, shot put
Club CSM Craiova
CSA Steaua București[3]
Coached by Ionel Ghita
Dan Serafim[3]
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) DT – 69.50 m (1985)[4]
SP – 18.06 m (1983i)[1]

Florenţa Crăciunescu (later Ionescu, then Ţacu, 7 May 1955 – 8 June 2008) was a Romanian athlete. She won a bronze medal in the discus throw at the 1984 Olympics, finishing sixth in 1980; in 1984 she also placed eighth in the shot put. Her elder sister Carmen Ionesco competed in the same events for Canada at the 1984 Olympics.[1]