lolanda Balaş (1936), Romanian athlete; corrected 14 times, over 1957-1961, the world record at high jump, from 1.75 meters to 1.91 meters. Olympic champion (Rome, 1960 and Tokyo, 1964). lolanda Balaş, during training session
Cristian Gatu (1945), handball player, dubbed The Magician of the Semicircle, played 212 times in the Romanian naţional team, winning two world titles, in Paris (1970) and Berlin (1974).
Nadia Comaneci, at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow Nadia Comaneci, at the European Gymnastics Championships in Copenhagen (Denmark) Nadia Comaneci (1961), winner of five Olympic gold medals, is the first gymnast to beawarded a perfect 10 score in an Olympic gymnastics event, at the Olympic Summer Games in Montreal, 1976. She is considered one of the best sport performers and one of the best gymnasts of all time. She was the first athlete to speak at the United Nations, to launch Year 2000, the International Year of Volunteers. Nadia still works in the gymnastics world and does charity work worldwide.
Ilie Nastase and Ion Tiriac in a tennis show at Davis Cup
Gheorghe Hagi (1965), former soccer player, currently coach at Steaua Bucharest. He had a remarkable internaţional career, playing for Steaua, Real Madrid, F.C. Barcelona and Galatasaray Istanbul. He had an outstanding technique and intelligence in the field. He was named in 1999 the best Romanian soccer player of all time, being nicknamed "Maradona of the Carpathians". He is a member in the Commission for Soccer of the International Federation. Gheorghe Hagi, at France World Cup Soccer Championships