Mihaela Peneș

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Mihaela Peneș
Mihaela Peneș 1968b.jpg
Peneș in 1968
Personal information
Born22 July 1947 (1947-07-22) (age 72)
Bucharest, Romania
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight94 kg (207 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)Javelin throw
ClubDinamo Bucharest
Coached byIoan Benga
Titus Tatu[1]
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)60.68 m (1967)

Mihaela Peneș (born 22 July 1947) is a retired javelin thrower from Romania. She competed at the 1964 and 1968 Olympics and won a gold and a silver medal, respectively.[2]

Peneș first trained in swimming, handball and basketball, and changed to athletics because of her mother, a former athlete. In 1963 she won the national junior championships, setting a national record in the javelin throw, and since 1964 competed as a senior. After finishing her active career she worked as an athletics coach and official. In 1990 she joined the Romanian Olympic Committee, in 1995 became head of its international department, and in January–April 1999 served as its Secretary General.[1]

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Peneș at the 1964 Olympics