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Gymnastics – 1985 – Special – American Cup Womens Floor Exercise Finals – ROM Daniela Silivas

Daniela Silivas was a Romanian artistic gymnast….who is most famous for winning six medals….with 3 being gold….two silver….and one bronze at the 1988 Seoul Olympics…..plus earning six Individual World Championships titles….as well as the 1987 European Championships all-around title. She was the only gymnast, male or female, to medal in every single event at the 1988 Olympics….where she earned seven perfect 10 scores…..as her technical excellence and difficult routines….combined with charming performances and artistic flair….which makes this video seen herewith another “nugget of gold” in our Imasportsphile treasure chest of memories….as Daniela Silivas was a gymnast of a perfect 10 kind….and what’s cool about this video seen herewith is the fact that we get to see Daniela when she was 14….3 years before her outstanding Olympic performance. 

In 1989, Silivaș’s training was hampered by a knee injury and by the closure of the Deva National Training Center during the Romanian Revolution. She retired in 1991 and moved to the United States….where she is now a gymnastics coach. Daniela Silivas was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 2002.

 

 

 

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