Lavinia Milosovici is perhaps the luckiest Romanian gymnast in the '90's. She received the attention that many other's don't receive. Since she is indeed a great gymnast who has four web sites that's totally dedicated to her, I decided to take advantage of it. I had combined what I considered to be the most interesting parts of all four of her web site, please enjoy.
- Amanar Admirer
To the youth in Romainina Milo is a hero. She provides them with a ray of hope in a life that can be fulled with desperate times. Her inpact as well as other Romanian gymnasts cannot be understanded by those of us wha have never faced those situations.
In an era of rebuilding after a the reign of a heartless and Ruthless dictitor, the people and espectually the children in Romania look for a light to brighten their lives. Often athletes provide the distraction due to their public and international exposure.
No sport in Romania reaches out to the people like woman's gymnastics and no star shines brighter than
- Todd Sheraw
"The road of a champion"
By Álvaro Cortés Calabuig
|Lavinia Corina Milosovici was born in Lugoj, a small town in the northwest of Bucharest (Romania), on October 21, 1976. Her last name was originally Milosovici, but due to political problems in Romania, the termination of the last name was modified and it finally derived in Milosovici. Her parents, both very vinculated to sports, brought her to the gym for the first time at age 7. When she was 9, fell ill of scarlet fever and she almost had to leave gymnastics. Once recovered and being a member of the gymnastics academy Cetate Deva, Lavinia began to be considered one of the most promissory figures of Romanian gymnastics, and at a very low age she started to be compared with exceptional gymnasts like Nadia Comaneci and Daniela Silivas.|
|T|>he 1992 Olympics supposed the definitive consecration for Lavinia. After getting the silver medal with her teammates in the optional, she took third all-around, just 0.05 points below the highest score obtained by the Ukrainian gymnast, Tatiana Gutsu. Some days after, she ratified her world champion title on vault when she tied for the first place with the Hungarian gymnast, Henrietta Onodi. The following apparatus were not Lavinia's best; because of a poor participation she could only finish in the 4th place on uneven bars and 8th on beam. The Barcelona Olympics were being a true success for Lavinia, 5 participation's and three medals, but there was still something missing...|
|W|>ith the music "Bugle Boy"(you are listening to it right now) as background and a greater part of Catalan crowd packing the Palau Sant Jordi of Barcelona, Lavinia astonished everybody with her graceful dancing movements and her difficult and perfect tumbling. Once finished, the crowd was delighted...they realized that Milo's floor routine was something really exceptional. A brief tense instants and, finally, the score: a perfect 10. Lavinia entered in the selected group of gymnasts that have taken the maximum punctuation in any Olympics. After that, Milo would not stop taking medals until 1996.|
|In the 1995 world
championships, in Sabae (Japan), she took again a medal in the team optional, but she
missed to win the all-around one more time, but this time was defeated by the brilliant
Ukrainian gymnast, Lilia Podkopayeva.
In 1996, Lavinia continued collecting medals in the European Championships (third place in the all-around) and in the World Championships (Third position on floor). Again, Milo was one of the main Romanian candidates for winning some medal in the next Olympic Games.
|Having achieved everything, Milo announced on September 18, 1997 her retirement from competitive gymnastics. Afterwards, she joined the Gold World Tour until the end of 1997. Then, she returned to Romania and started the construction of her new house, where she´s planning to live with her older brother Christian. In the future, Lavinia wants to finish her studies at the institute of physical education in Timisoara and, later on, she would like to become a coach.|
about Lavinia Molosovici
-From The Milo Net
|Full Name||Lavinia Corina Milosovici|
|Birthday||October 21, 1976|
|Height, Weight||5'2", 105 pounds|
|Gymnastics Club||Cetate Deva Academy|
|Siblings||Older brother named Cristian|
|Hobbies||Soccer, swimming, and going to the cinema|
|Gymnasts she most admires||Nadia Comaneci, Daniela Silivas, Valeri Belenky|
|Fav. Apparatus||Floor and Vault|
|Least Fav. Apparatus||Uneven Bars|
|Pets||Two dogs named Fifi and Rocki
Have you ever seen the web sites that only has links? I happen to hate that so I don't want to put a lot of links.( Since I hate to ceate links anyway, too much trouble! :o) Anyhow, here is a link to the "A Tribute to Milo" section on the Romanian Gymnastic Lives, which contains interview and quotes of Milo.
Want to hear Milo's voice and her thoughts of the Olympic? Leap to Seether's Romania Gymnastics Page
Here is the access to all four web site of Milo.
Milo's Quotes on her career.
Milo as a candidate - For the R.O.C.