DRAGULESCU Marian
Romania
ROU
Title
Mr
Lastname
DRAGULESCU
Firstname
Marian
Gender
male
Height
161 cm / 5' 3''
Country
Romania
Place of birth
Bucharest
Year of birth
1980 (38 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Men's Artistic Gymnastics
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Nickname
Marochi (Athlete, 12 Oct 2001)
Occupation
Athlete, Motivational Speaker
Education
Physical Education - National Academy of Physical Education and Sport, Bucharest, ROU
Family
Wife Corina, two children
Spoken languages
English, Romanian
Club
CSA Steaua Bucuresti [Romania]
Coach
Marius Urzica [national], ROU (romgym.ro, 16 Jan 2018)
International senior debut
1999 for Romania, World Championships in Tianjin, China (sports-reference.com. 2009)
Start sporting career
He began the sport in 1988. (fig-gymnastics.com, 01 Oct 2011)
Reason for taking up the sport
He only took up gymnastics so that his father did not make him do karate. He did stop going to gymnastics and started swimming as it was free, but returned to gymnastics after three months when they started to charge for swimming. (fig-gymnastics.com, 01 Oct 2011)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (presamil.ro, 16 Mar 2017)
Most memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal on floor at the 2017 European Championships in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. (intlgymnast.com, 22 Apr 2017)
Awards
In 2018 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)

He was named the 2005 and 2009 Romanian Athlete of the Year. (sports-reference.com. 2009)

He was named the 2002 Gymnast of the Year by the International Press Association. (Facebook page, 01 Mar 2016)
Additional information
General
RETIREMENT AND RETURN
Shortly after the 2005 European Championships in Debrecen, Hungary, he announced his retirement from gymnastics. After a brief coaching stint, he resumed training again 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 to attempt to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (FIG, 15 May 2005; prosport.ro, 20 Jan 2015)

NAMED ELEMENT
He has a handspring double front somersault vault with a half-turn named after him, something he is very proud of. "I am honoured, you know, 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, 01 Oct 2011; 16 Nov 2015)

Last update : 2018-09-25

Olympic Games

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.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Vault
Rank Final
4
Score Final
16.225
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Team
Rank Final
7
Score Final
274.175
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-

2004 - Games of the XXVIII Olympiad ATHENS (GRE)

All-Around
Rank Final
8
Score Final
57.323 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
2
Score Final
9.787
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Vault
Rank Final
3
Score Final
9.612
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Team
Rank Final
3
Score Final
172.384
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-

2000 - Games of the XXVII Olympiad SYDNEY (AUS)

All-Around
Rank Final
13
Score Final
57.098 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
6
Score Final
9.712
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Team
Rank Final
6
Score Final
227.543
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
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

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

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

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

2019 - 8th European Men's and Women's 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 2017 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

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