Sunday, January 21, 2007

MEDIAFAX: Romania’s Athlete Maria Cioncan Dies In Car Crash

Romania’s Athlete Maria Cioncan Dies In Car Crash

Romanian athlete Maria Cioncan, awarded with bronze at the 2004 Olympic Games from Athens, died Sunday in a car crash in Bulgaria. The accident took place Sunday morning. Stefan Beregszaszy, Cioncan’s coach, was in the same car, but he was not able to give any details about the accident because of the shock. Former world champion Gabriela Szabo, who is member of the managing board of the Romanian Athletics Federation, said the Romanian officials did not know that Cioncan and her coach were in Bulgaria. Cioncan was born on June 19, 1977, in Maieru, Bistrita-Nasaud County, north Romania. She won the 11th place in the European athletics championships from 2002, the 9th position in the World Championships from 2003 and the 7th in the Olympic Games from Athens in 2005. She has never competed since 2005.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was my cousin and I'm very sorry that I never meet her.

November 14, 2007  

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