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Andreea Ulmeanu

Andreea Elena Ulmeanu was born on May 15th, 1984. Her gymnastics career began in her hometown of Timisoara the local CSS club. She showed promise as a youngster, and her first major national meet was the 1993 Romanian Junior Nationals. At only nine years of age, Andreea placed third all-around in the Categorie IV. In 1996, Andreea was selected as part of the junior national team, and moved to Onesti, where the national junior center was located.(Deva is now home to the junior national team) There she trained alongside Andreea Isarescu, and Andreea Raducan. While at CSS Onesti, she was coached by Stefan Gal and Clementa Garabet. As part of the team, Andreea represented Romania internationally and gained valuable experience. After competing in the 1998 National Championships, Ulmi was chosen to come to Deva and train with the senior national team. In 1999, Andreea was selected to be Romania’s alternate for the World Championships. She held the same position a year later at the 2000 Olympic Games. Although many forecasted that Andreea, known as "Gica" to her teammates, would quietly disappear with the new generation of Romanian gymnasts becoming eligible for senior competition, she’s proved them wrong so far. A broken thumb prevented her from competing in the all around at the recent Goodwill Games; however, 'Gica' has recovered, and has been selected for the Worlds team.

1996 Junior La Coupe Mosane: 1st Team, 3rd A-A
1997 ROM vs GER Jr Dual Meet: 2nd Team, 5th A-A
1997 Tournament of Blanc-Mesnil: 2nd Team, 15th A-A
1997 Junior Nationals: 1st FX
1998 International IMSS: 5th A-A
1999 Jr. ITC: 2nd Team, 8th A-A
1999 Moscow Stars of the World: 5th A-A
1999 European Youth Olympic Days: 2nd Team, 6th A-A, 7th FX
1999 ROM vs NED Dual Meet: 1st Team, 7th A-A
1999 International Junior Meet: 3rd A-A, 2nd FX, 7th V
2000 Romanian International: 7th A-A (exhibition only)
2000 ROM vs ESP vs GBR vs UKR Quad Meet: 1st Team, 9th A-A
2000 ROM vs FRA vs ESP Tri Meet: 1st Team
2000 Nationals: 7th A-A
2000 ITC: 2nd Team, 14th A-A
2001 ATC-2nd Team, 12th A-A
2001 Romanian International: 6th A-A(exhibition only)
2001 ROM vs GBR-1st Team 10th A-A(3 events only, uncontested)
2001 ROM vs BUL vs FRA Tri Meet-1st Team, 5th A-A
2001 Goodwill Games-6th V, 6th FX
2001 WOrld CHampionships-1st Team