Roxana Bârcă

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Roxana Bîrcă
Personal information
Full name Roxana Elisabeta Bîrcă
Born (1988-06-22) 22 June 1988 (age 29)
Bucharest, Romania
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 46 kg (101 lb) (2013)
Country  Romania
Sport Track and field
Event(s) 5000 m
College team Spiru Haret University

Roxana Elisabeta Bîrcă (born June 22, 1988 in Bucharest) is a Romanian long-distance runner. She represented her country in the 5000 metres at the 2010 European Athletics Championships. She also competed at the 2011 European Athletics Indoor Championships, coming tenth in the 3000 metres.

She came third at the World University Cross Country Championships in 2012 and was part of the silver medal-winning Romanian team alongside Ancuta Bobocel.[1]

She is previously served a two-year doping ban for the use of a prohibited substance, Methasterone, at the 2013 Summer Universiade, where she originally won the gold medal in the 5000 metres. The ban lasted from 11 July 2013 to 3 September 2015.[2]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Romania
2007 European Junior Championships Hengelo, Netherlands 4th 5000 m 16:46.55
2009 European U23 Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 12th 5000 m 17:03.84
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 15th 5000 m 16:06.10
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 9th 3000 m 9:09.19
Universiade Shenzhen, China 8th 5000 m 16:11.94
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 5th 5000 m 15:16.54 (PB)
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 34th (h) 5000 m 16:01.04
2013 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 9th 3000 m 9:10.51
Universiade Kazan, Russia 5000 m DQ