|2000 Sydney||1500 m|
|2001 Edmonton||1500 m|
Violeta Szekely, née Beclea (born 26 March 1965, in Dolheştii Mari, Suceava County)is a Romanian former middle distance runner who competed mainly in the 1500 metres. She competed in two Olympic Games, in 1992 and 2000.
Suceava County is a county of Romania. Most of its territory lies in the southern portion of the historical region of Bukovina, while the remainder forms part of Western Moldavia proper. The county seat is Suceava.
Romania is a country located at the crossroads of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe. It borders the Black Sea to the southeast, Bulgaria to the south, Ukraine to the north, Hungary to the west, Serbia to the southwest, and Moldova to the east. It has a predominantly temperate-continental climate. With a total area of 238,397 square kilometres (92,046 sq mi), Romania is the 12th largest country and also the 7th most populous member state of the European Union, having almost 20 million inhabitants. Its capital and largest city is Bucharest, and other major urban areas include Cluj-Napoca, Timișoara, Iași, Constanța, Craiova, and Brașov.
The 1500 metres or 1,500-metre run is the foremost middle distance track event in athletics. The distance has been contested at the Summer Olympics since 1896 and the World Championships in Athletics since 1983. It is equivalent to 1.5 kilometers or approximately 15⁄16 miles.
She was favored to win the 2000 Summer Olympics 1500 metres after a stellar season, but getting boxed in around the final curb would cost her the gold medal. She only got out about 80 metres from the end and while she made up considerable ground was unable to catch the ground lost while trapped inside to shock winner Nouria Merah-Benida. She was also favored to win the 2001 World 1500 metre title after dominating the Golden League series, but was beaten out by bitter rival and teammate Gabriela Szabo. She did however win a share of the golden league jackspot, by winning all of her Golden league 1500 metre races this season.
Gabriela Szabo is a retired Romanian runner. She competed in the 1500 m and 5000 m events at the 1996 and 2000 Olympics and won a gold, a silver and a bronze medal. Szabo was born to a Romanian mother and a Hungarian father, yet she does not speak Hungarian at all.
Szekely retired after the 2002 season.
Beclea tested positive for steroids in February 1995 and was subsequently handed a four-year ban from sports.She also lost the fourth place from the 1500 m at the 1995 IAAF World Indoor Championships.
The 5th IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics were held at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain from 10 March to 12 March 1995. Almost 600 athletes from 131 nations participated in 27 events.
|1986||European Championships||Stuttgart, West Germany||16th (sf)||800m||2:08.25|
|1990||European Championships||Split, Yugoslavia||12th||1500m||4:16.45|
|1991||World Indoor Championships||Sevilla, Spain||2nd||800m||2:01.75|
|1993||World Indoor Championships||Toronto, Canada||2nd||1500m||4:09.41|
|1994||European Championships||Helsinki, Finland||24th (h)||1500m||4:20.43|
|1999||World Indoor Championships||Maebashi, Japan||2nd||1500m||4:03.53|
|IAAF Grand Prix Final||München, Germany||1st||1500m||4:15.18|
|2000||Summer Olympics||Sydney, Australia||2nd||1500m||4:05.15|
|IAAF Grand Prix Final||Doha, UAE||1st||1500m||4:15.63|
|2001||World Indoor Championships||Lisbon, Portugal||2nd||1500m||4:11.17|
|World Championships||Edmonton, Canada||2nd||1500m||4:01.70|
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