Elena Georgescu

Elena " Nuti " Georgescu, born Elena Nedelcu, ( born April 10, 1964 in Bucharest ) is a former Romanian rower. With three Olympic gold medals and one silver medal in the control woman is one of the most successful rowers.


Elena Nedelcu attended a secondary school in Bucharest when she was discovered at the age of 15 years of Ilie Sarenco, the coach of Metalul Bucharest, for rowing. Later, they started for Dinamo Bucharest. In 1983, Elena Nedelcu the first time at the world championships.

At the Olympic Games in 1992, the Romanian eight won silver behind the boat from Canada. Except Georgescu was only Ioana Olteanu four years later again while in the Olympic eight - finals. From 1996 to 2004, the Romanian Roller won the Olympic gold medal three times in a row. With Elisabeta Lipa, Doina Ignat, Liliana and Elena Georgescu Gafencu four athletes were in all three Olympic victories there.

Still under her birth name was Elena Nedelcu 1990 world champion in eighth and won the 1991 bronze. When Elena Georgescu she sat in 1997, 1998 and 1999 in the Romanian world champion roller, 2003, she was awarded the eighth Vice World Champion behind the German boat. 2007, the Romanian Eights Georgescu was again runner-up. At the helm European Championships 2007 in Poznan also the title could be won. 2008 Georgescu won their last Olympic medal, a bronze, Romanian with the roller and then pulled back from active competitive sports.


In August 2008, Elena Georgescu received by President Traian Basescu the Order of Merit " Meritul sporty " III. Class with two stripes.