Violeta Szekely

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Violeta Szekely
Medal record
Women's athletics
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2000 Sydney 1500 m
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2001 Edmonton 1500 m

Violeta Szekely, née Beclea (born 26 March 1965, in Dolheştii Mari, Suceava County)[1] is a Romanian former middle distance runner who competed mainly in the 1500 metres. She competed in two Olympic Games, in 1992 and 2000.

Szekely retired after the 2002 season.

Doping[edit]

Beclea tested positive for steroids in February 1995 and was subsequently handed a four-year ban from sports.[2] She also lost the fourth place from the 1500 m at the 1995 IAAF World Indoor Championships.[3]

Personal bests[edit]

  • 800 Metres - 1:58.57 (1998)
  • 1000 Metres - 2:36.74 (1989)
  • 1500 Metres - 3:58.29 (2000)
  • One Mile - 4:21.69 (1993)
  • 2000 Metres - 5:48.8 (1998)
  • 3000 Metres - 8:47.3 (1998)

Major achievements[edit]

  • 800 metres
Year Tournament Venue Result
1991 World Indoor Championships Sevilla, Spain 2nd
  • 1500 metres
Year Tournament Venue Result
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 2nd
1999 World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 2nd
IAAF Grand Prix Final München, Germany 1st
2000 Summer Olympics Sydney, Australia 2nd
IAAF Grand Prix Final Doha, UAE 1st
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 2nd
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 2nd

Other achievements:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Violeta Beclea-Szekely Bio, Stats and Results". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ LA Times: Lewis (64) Leads at New Orleans, 31 March 1995
  3. ^ Istanbul 2012 - Notes on contents (PDF), IAAF, p. 45, retrieved 14 February 2015 

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