Daniela Silivas

  • Romania

At the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, Silivas won medals in every event: three golds, two silvers, and a bronze. She won the overall silver medal in one of the closest all-around battles in history, finishing just .025 from the gold medal.

The spritely Silivas first earned fame at the 1985 World Championships, where she took the gold medal on balance beam with a perfect 10.00 performance.

Daniela Silivas, whose total of nine individual World and Olympic titles is a record in the sport of gymnastics, is one of the most popular gymnasts in history. The spritely Silivas first earned fame at the 1985 World Championships, where she took the gold medal on balance beam with a perfect 10.00 performance. She earned an upset victory over the Russians at the 1987 European Championships in Moscow, winning the overall title and three of the four individual events. At the1987 World Championships in Rotterdam, Silivas won the overall bronze medal and took gold medals in the uneven bars, floor exercise, and with her Romanian team. At the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, she won medals in every event: three golds, two silvers, and a bronze. She won the overall silver medal in one of the closest all-around battles in history, finishing just .025 from the gold medal. Silivas closed her career at the 1989 World Championships in Stuttgart, winning three more gold medals. In 2002, Silivas revealed that her birthdate had been falsified by the Romanian authorities to make her age-eligible for the 1985 World Championships. She now resides in Georgia where she is a full-time coach to young gymnasts.

1985 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Gold Medalist & World Champion:
    • Balance Beam
  • Silver Medalist:
    • Team

1987 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Gold Medalist & World Champion:
    • Uneven Bars (T)
    • Floor Exercise (T)
    • Team
  • Bronze Medalist:
    • All-Around (T)

1988 OLYMPIC GAMES

  • Gold Medalist & Olympic Champion:
    • Uneven Bars
    • Balance Beam
    • Floor Exercise
  • Silver Medalist:
    • All-Around
    • Team
  • Bronze Medalist:
    • Vault

1989 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Gold Medalist & World Champion:
    • Balance Beam
    • Uneven Bars (T)
    • Floor Exercise (T)
  • Silver Medalist:
    • Team

2002 INTERNATIONAL GYMNASTICS HALL OF FAME

  • Inducted as a member of the Class of 2002

Induction Speech Video