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]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Romania
1986 European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 16th (sf) 800m 2:08.25
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 12th 1500m 4:16.45
1991 World Indoor Championships Sevilla, Spain 2nd 800m 2:01.75
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 2nd 1500m 4:09.41
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 24th (h) 1500m 4:20.43
1999 World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 2nd 1500m 4:03.53
IAAF Grand Prix Final München, Germany 1st 1500m 4:15.18
2000 Summer Olympics Sydney, Australia 2nd 1500m 4:05.15
IAAF Grand Prix Final Doha, UAE 1st 1500m 4:15.63
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 2nd 1500m 4:11.17
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 2nd 1500m 4:01.70

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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