Daniela Silivaș Biography
(Romanian Former Artistic Gymnast Who Won Six Olympic Medals at the 1988 Seoul Olympics)
Birthday: May 9, 1972 (Taurus)
Born In: Deva, Romania
Viorica Daniela Silivaș-Harper, better known as Daniela Silivas, is a former Romanian gymnast who won seven world titles and three Olympic titles. One of the most popular gymnasts in the history of the sports, she burst into the international scene by winning a gold medal at the 1985 World Championships. Over the next few years she dazzled the world with her brilliant performances in several international sporting events. She won medal in every event she competed in at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, clinching a total of six medals, including three golds, two silver and one bronze Her interest in gymnastics took root when she was just five years old. After watching the performance of Nadia Comaneci on television, the little girl was mesmerized and requested her parents to let her learn the sport. Thus her training in gymnastics began under the legendary Béla Károlyi who laid the foundation for young Daniela’s future success. She started out winning the championships in her school and went on to win the Romanian Junior National Championship. Soon she entered international competitions and established herself as a very successful gymnast. Now retired, she enjoys a career as a gymnastics coach.