Marieta Ilcu (born October 16, 1962 in Darabani, Botoşani) is a retired Romanian long jumper. In 1989 she won a silver medal at the World Indoor Championships, and jumped 7.08 metres in June. This would remain her personal best. In 1993 she celebrated her greatest sporting triumph as she won the World Indoor Championships.
|1987||World University Games||Zagreb, Yugoslavia||1st|
|1989||World Indoor Championships||Budapest, Hungary||2nd|
|1990||European Championships||Split, Yugoslavia||2nd|
|1991||World Indoor Championships||Seville, Spain||3rd|
|World Championships||Tokyo, Japan||6th|
|1992||European Indoor Championships||Genoa, Italy||2nd|
|1993||World Indoor Championships||Toronto, Canada||1st|
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