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PASCU, Ana (ROU)

 

Ana Pascu is a former Romanian fencer, born on 22 September 1944 in Bucharest, Romania. 

She graduated in physical education and sports from the Institute of Physical Culture in Bucharest in 1966. She became a Doctor in physical education and sport in 2000, always in Bucarest, with the thesis “The strategy of enhancement of the sports preparation in fencing competitions”. For her contribution to sports development and, above all, to Romanian fencing she received in 2001 the title of docteur honoris causa in the Vasile Goldis University. 

Ana Pascu was a brilliant foil fencer and took part in many international competitions. She was the Junior World Champion in 1963 and Senior World Champion in the team event in 1969; she won a total of 10 medals at different World Championships between 1961 and 1976; she won the bronze medal in the women’s team foil event at the 1968 and 1972 Olympic Games. To reward her sports performance, she received the title of “Master Emeritus of sports”. 

Ana Pascu also pursued a career in sports administration. At a national level, she is currently President of the Romanian Fencing Federation since 1982 and Vice-President of the Romanian Olympic Committee since 2004.

At an international level, she was a member of the International Fencing Federation’s Rules Commission from 1984 to 1996; a member of the Refereeing Commission from 1996 to 2004; and has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2000 and Vice-President since 2004. She was appointed Member of Honour at the 2004 annual Congress. 

Ana Pascu received many distinctions from Romania, in particular “the Order of Sports Merit first class”, “the National Order of Merit” in the Officer grade in 2000 and “the National Order of Merit” in the Commander grade in 2012.

 

Medals:

1968 —Olympic Games Mexico, bronze medal, women’s team foil.

1972 —Olympic Games Munich, bronze medal, women’s team foil.

1967 – World Championships Montreal, bronze medal, women’s team foil.

1969 – World Championships Havana, gold medal, women’s team foil.

1970 – World Championships Ankara, silver medal, women’s team foil.

1971 – World Championships Vienna, bronze medal, women's individual foil.

1973 – World Championships Goteborg, bronze medal, women’s team foil.

1974 – World Championships Grenoble, bronze medal, women’s team foil.

1975 – World Championships Budapest, bronze medal, women’s team foil.

1963 – Junior World Championships Gent, gold medal, women’s individual foil.