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Nicoleta Grasu : biography

1971 -

Lenuţa Nicoleta Grasu is a Romanian discus thrower. She was born on 11 September 1971 in Secuieni as Nicoleta Grădinaru, but took a new surname when she married fellow discus thrower Costel Grasu.

Grasu is best known for winning medals at the 1999 and 2001 World Championships. A few years followed without any international medals, but she did finish sixth at the 2004 Summer Olympics and fifth at the 2005 World Championships. In 2006 she returned to the medal podium with a bronze at the European Championships.

Her personal best throw is 68.80 metres, achieved in August 1999 in Poiana Braşov.


1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 13th 60.62 m
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 7th 62.10 m
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 4th 63.64 m
Jeux de la Francophonie Paris, France 1st 60.80 m
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, Georgia, USA 7th 63.28 m
IAAF Grand Prix Final Milan, Italy 3rd 63.64 m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 10th 60.14 m
Universiade Catania, Italy 3rd 60.08 m
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 3rd 65.94 m
1999 World Championships Sevilla, Spain 3rd 65.35 m
Universiade Palma de Mallorca, Spain 1st 65.21 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 19th 58.87 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 2nd 66.24 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 5th 64.92 m
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 5th 62.05 m
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 5th 58.25 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 3rd 63.58 m
World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 2nd 62.32 m
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 3rd 63.40 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 12th 58.63 m
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 3rd 65.20 m
2010 European Cup Winter Throwing Arles, France 3rd 59.92 m
European Championships Barcelona, Spain 2nd 63.48 m
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