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DRAGULESCU Marian
Romania
ROU
Title
Mr
Lastname
DRAGULESCU
Firstname
Marian
Gender
male
Country
Romania
Place of birth
Bucharest
Year of birth
1980 (40 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Men's Artistic Gymnastics
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Nickname
Marochi (Athlete, 12 Oct 2001)
Hobbies
Playing football, skiing, cooking. (gymnastics.sport, 16 Jun 2020; libertatea.ro, 09 Jun 2019)
Occupation
Athlete
Education
Physical Education - National Academy of Physical Education and Sport, Bucharest, ROU
Family
Son Richard, daughter Beatrice Maria
Spoken languages
English, Romanian
Club
CSA Steaua Bucuresti [Romania]
Coach
Stefan Gal Ciobi [personal]
International senior debut
1999 for Romania (sports-reference.com. 2009)
Injuries
He suffered an Achilles tendon injury in his left leg in the lead-up to the 2019 European Championships. (libertatea.ro, 18 Apr 2019)

A diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmia, which required minor heart surgery, meant he was not selected for the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. He returned to competition at the 2018 World Challenge Cup in Szombathely, Hungary. (fig-gymnastics.com, 24 Sep 2018)
Start sporting career
He took up the sport at age seven. (libertatea.ro, 09 Jun 2019; fig-gymnastics.com, 01 Oct 2011)
Reason for taking up the sport
He got involved in gymnastics so that his father would not make him do karate. "My father was a mechanic and was fixing a car that belonged to a karate coach, so he suggested I try it as a form of self-defence. I did not like it so I tried swimming too. Then gymnastics coach Petre Sacerdoteanu came to my school to select children for the sport. I was the first to put my hand up as I wanted an excuse to never do karate again." (libertatea.ro, 09 Jun 2019; fig-gymnastics.com, 01 Oct 2011)
Milestones
At the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo he became the first artistic gymnast to represent Romania at five editions of the Olympic Games. His three medals at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens made him the second male gymnast representing Romania to win more than one Olympic medal. (SportsDeskOnline, 29 Sep 2021)

He is the most decorated male Romanian gymnast at the world championships, having claimed a total of 10 medals [eight gold, two silver] at 13 appearances at the tournament between 1999 and 2019. (SportsDeskOnline, 12 Mar 2020; libertatea.ro, 09 Jun 2019)
Trainings
He trains twice a day, six days per week. His day off is on Sundays. (digifm.ro, 24 Aug 2021)
Awards
He has received the title of Merited Master of Sport in Romania. (digifm.ro, 24 Aug 2021)

In 2005 and 2009 he was named Romanian Athlete of the Year. (sports-reference.com, 2009)
Additional information
General
CAREER
Shortly after the 2005 European Championships in Debrecen, Hungary, he announced his retirement from gymnastics. After a brief coaching stint, he resumed training in Romania and returned to competition. He announced his retirement again after competing at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, but made his second comeback in 2015 in order to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. He also represented Romania at the 2020 Games in Tokyo, where he placed 16th in vault at age 40 and 227 days. (SportsDeskOnline, 29 Sep 2021; libertatea.ro, 09 Jun 2019; prosport.ro, 20 Jan 2015; FIG, 15 May 2005)

NAMED ELEMENT
The International Gymnastics Federation [FIG] has included the 'Dragulescu' in their Code of Points scoring system for vault. The element is a handspring double front somersault with a half-turn. "I am honoured and I am happy. My name is in the Code of Points, and my name will go on. It is a very beautiful vault, and it is not easy. Not everyone does it. What gymnast would not be proud if they had invented an element in gymnastics?" (fig-gymnastics.com, 16 Nov 2015, 01 Oct 2011)

Last update : 2021-09-29

Olympic Games

2021 - Games of the XXXII Olympiad TOKYO (JPN)

Vault
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
16
Score Qualif.
13.999

2016 - Games of the XXXI Olympiad RIO DE JANEIRO (BRA)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
74
Score Qualif.
40.099 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
67
Score Qualif.
12.800
Vault
Rank Final
4
Score Final
15.449
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
15.283
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
70
Score Qualif.
12.166

2008 - Games of the XXIX Olympiad BEIJING (CHN)

Floor Exercise
Rank Final
7
Score Final
14.850
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
15.925
Vault
Rank Final
4
Score Final
16.225
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
16.762
Team
Rank Final
7
Score Final
274.175
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
359.350

2004 - Games of the XXVIII Olympiad ATHENS (GRE)

All-Around
Rank Final
8
Score Final
57.323 
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
57.436 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
2
Score Final
9.787
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
9.762
Vault
Rank Final
3
Score Final
9.612
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
9.662
Team
Rank Final
3
Score Final
172.384
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
230.019

2000 - Games of the XXVII Olympiad SYDNEY (AUS)

All-Around
Rank Final
13
Score Final
57.098 
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
57.349 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
6
Score Final
9.712
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
9.700
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
9.625
Team
Rank Final
6
Score Final
227.543
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
227.680
Test Events Olympic Games

2016 - Aquece Rio Final Gymnastics Qualifier (Test Event) RIO DE JANEIRO (BRA)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
70
Score Qualif.
71.732 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
14.900
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
50
Score Qualif.
13.600
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
61
Score Qualif.
14.166
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
43
Score Qualif.
13.800
Team
Rank Final
5
Score Final
344.148
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
World Championships

2021 - 50th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships KITAKYUSHU (JPN)

Vault
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
15
Score Qualif.
14.299

2019 - 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships STUTTGART (GER)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
217
Score Qualif.
28.682 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
33
Score Qualif.
14.066
Vault
Rank Final
4
Score Final
14.624
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
14.624
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
24
Score Qualif.
234.094

2018 - 48th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships DOHA (QAT)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
223
Score Qualif.
28.000 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
34
Score Qualif.
13.900
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
21
Score Qualif.
234.121

2017 - 47th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships MONTREAL (CAN)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
172
Score Qualif.
14.900 
Vault
Rank Final
4
Score Final
14.716
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
14.866

2015 - 46th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships GLASGOW (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
52
Score Qualif.
83.699 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
116
Score Qualif.
13.666
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
117
Score Qualif.
13.300
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
105
Score Qualif.
13.800
Vault
Rank Final
2
Score Final
15.400
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
15.416
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
92
Score Qualif.
14.300
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
135
Score Qualif.
13.233
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
14
Score Qualif.
340.227

2011 - 43rd FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships TOKYO (JPN)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
21
Score Qualif.
87.032 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
15.566
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
145
Score Qualif.
12.500
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
96
Score Qualif.
13.800
Vault
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
16.333
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
56
Score Qualif.
14.433
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
28
Score Qualif.
14.333
Team
Rank Final
8
Score Final
245.175
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
350.900

2010 - 42nd FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships ROTTERDAM (NED)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
259
Score Qualif.
42.533 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
45
Score Qualif.
14.300
Vault
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
17
Score Qualif.
15.800
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
203
Score Qualif.
12.433
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
350.134

2009 - 41st FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships LONDON (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
82
Score Qualif.
46.975 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
1
Score Final
15.700
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
15.725
Vault
Rank Final
1
Score Final
16.575
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
16.362
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
14
Score Qualif.
14.750
World Cup qualifying for OG

2020 - FIG World Cup 2020 BAKU (AZE)

Vault
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
19
Score Qualif.
13.633

2019 - FIG World Cup 2019 DOHA (QAT)

Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
14.066
Vault
Rank Final
8
Score Final
13.866
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
14.616

2019 - FIG World Cup 2019 BAKU (AZE)

Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
26
Score Qualif.
13.066
Vault
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
14.249
World / Challenge Cup

2021 - FIG World Challenge Cup OSIJEK (CRO)

Vault
Rank Final
5
Score Final
14.399
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
14.125

2021 - FIG World Challenge Cup VARNA (BUL)

Vault
Rank Final
2
Score Final
14.525
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
14.125

2020 - FIG World Challenge Cup SZOMBATHELY (HUN)

Vault
Rank Final
4
Score Final
13.925
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
14.400

2018 - FIG World Challenge Cup SZOMBATHELY (HUN)

Floor Exercise
Rank Final
6
Score Final
13.400
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
13.400
Vault
Rank Final
7
Score Final
13.500
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
14.325

2017 - FIG World Challenge Cup - 20th Internationaux de France 2017 PARIS (FRA)

Floor Exercise
Rank Final
3
Score Final
14.100
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
13.950
Vault
Rank Final
4
Score Final
14.525
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
14.825

2017 - FIG World Challenge Cup 2017 SZOMBATHELY (HUN)

Floor Exercise
Rank Final
2
Score Final
14.200
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
14.166
Vault
Rank Final
1
Score Final
14.783
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
14.583

2017 - FIG World Cup 2017 DOHA (QAT)

Floor Exercise
Rank Final
3
Score Final
14.100
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
14.000
Vault
Rank Final
8
Score Final
13.983
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
14.366
Continental Championships

2021 - 9th European Individual Championships BASEL (SUI)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
125
Score Qualif.
14.000 
Vault
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
24
Score Qualif.
13.516

2020 - 34th Senior European Championships MERSIN (TUR)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
50
Score Qualif.
14.000 
Vault
Rank Final
4
Score Final
14.283
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
14.283

2019 - 8th European Individual Championships SZCZECIN (POL)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
103
Score Qualif.
28.533 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
26
Score Qualif.
13.933
Vault
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
21
Score Qualif.
13.950

2017 - 7th European Individual Championships CLUJ NAPOCA (ROU)

Floor Exercise
Rank Final
1
Score Final
14.500
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
14.666
Vault
Rank Final
2
Score Final
14.733
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
14.666

2016 - 32nd European Championships 2016 BERN (SUI)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
112
Score Qualif.
29.591 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
2
Score Final
15.333
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
15.033
Vault
Rank Final
2
Score Final
15.316
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
14.745
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
250.019