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Lavinia Miloșovici : biography

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Lavinia Corina Miloșovici (born October 21, 1976 in Lugoj) is a Romanian Olympic gymnast. Jane Perlez, New York Times, July 13, 1995 An exceptionally successful athlete on the international competition circuit, Miloșovici, also known as "Milo" in the gymnastics community, is considered to be one of Romania's top gymnasts of the 1990s and one of the most prolific female all-around gymnasts of the decade, earning a total 19 World Championships or Olympic medals in a span of six years. She medalled in every single World Championships meet, Olympic Games and European Championships between 1991 and 1996, and is only the third female gymnast ever, after Larisa Latynina and Věra Čáslavská, to win at least one World Championships or Olympic title on all four events. Miloșovici was also the last gymnast along with Lu Li to ever receive the perfect mark of 10.0 in an Olympic competition and the last to receive the benchmark score of 9.95 at the World Championships. She was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 2011. IGHF presents Class of 2011, May 6, 2011

Early life and career

Lavinia Miloșovici was born on October 21, 1976 in Lugoj in a family with Serbian roots. Her mother, Ildiko, was a competitive volleyball player, while her father, Tănase, was a national team wrestler. She began gymnastics at the age of 6 and moved to the Deva National Training Centre as she excelled in the sport. International Gymnastics Federation Gymnastics Greats, 2008 International Gymnast, 2001

Miloșovici's gymnastics career was nearly derailed when she contracted scarlet fever at the age of 10, and again when the Romanian Revolution in 1989 temporarily closed Deva. However, she continued to train, and by 1990, was representing Romania in such international meets as the American Cup and the World Sports Fair. Gymn-Forum She competed well at the 1991 Junior European Championships, winning two gold medals.

Major results

1996 Olympic Games: 3rd team; 3rd AA; 8th UB 1996 European Championships: 1st team; 1st FX; 3rd AA; 4th UB 1996 World Championships: 3rd FX; 10th UB 1995 World Championships: : 1st team; 3rd AA; 5th UB

1995 Romanian Nationals: 1st AA 1994 World Championships: : 2nd AA; 2nd FX; 3rd VT; 5th BB; 6th UB 1994 Team World Championships: 1st team 1994 European Championships: 1st team; 1st VT; 2nd FX; 3rd BB; 6th AA; 7th UB 1993 World Championships: : 1st BB; 2nd VT; 5th FX; 5th UB; 8th AA 1993 Romanian Nationals: 1st AA; 1st FX; 1st BB; 1st VT; 3rd UB 1992 Olympic Games: 1st FX; 1st VT (tie); 2nd team; 3rd AA; 4th UB; 8th BB 1992 World Championships: 1st UB; 4th VT; 8th FX 1992 Romanian Nationals: 1st AA; 1st UB; 1st FX; 1st VT 1991 World Championships: 1st VT; 3rd team; 3rd BB; 4th FX; 7th AA 1991 Romanian Nationals: 1st AA; 1st VT; 2nd FX 1991 Junior European Championships: 1st VT; 1st FX; 2nd BB; 6th AA 1990 World Sports Fair: 3rd FX; 3rd VT; 7th AA 1990 American Cup: 5th AA

Post-retirement

Miloșovici announced her official retirement in the summer of 1997. The Independent, July 19, 1997 After retiring, she returned to Lugoj to coach gymnastics and attended the Sports University in Timisoara.

In 2002, Miloșovici, along with former teammates Corina Ungureanu and Claudia Presecan, sparked controversy by posing naked in photographs for a Japanese photobook, LCC Gold ISBN 4-87279-118-5, and performing gymnastics routines topless for the Japanese DVDs Gold Bird and Euro Angels. A number of photographs from the photobook and DVDs were subsequently published in the Japanese magazine Shukan Gendai, and an edited version of the DVDs entitled 3 Gold Girls was released in Germany in 2004. Because the gymnasts had posed for some of the photographs and footage wearing their official Romanian team leotards, the Romanian Gymnastics Federation banned them from coaching and judging in the country for five years, and the Japanese Junior Gymnastic Club Federation contemplated banning Romanian gymnasts from a major international junior competition. International Gymnast, December 18, 2002 Sports Illustrated/Associated Press, December 17, 2002

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