Constantina TOMESCU

Constantina Tomescu - Romania - 2008 Olympic Games Marathon Champion.

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 17 August 2008

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    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Friday, 23 January 1970
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Turburea, Romania
  • INTERNATIONAL
  • Romania
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Constantina TOMESCU - Romania - 2008 Olympic Games Marathon Champion.

Constantina Diţă (formerly Constantina Diţă-Tomescu) is here known as Constantina Tomescu.

 

The main photo above shows Constantina acknowledging the crowd as she nears the finish line in the womens Marathon at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Tomescu produced an excellent performance to win the gold medal in a time of 2.26.44 and she can be seen crossing the line, arms outstretched in celebration, in the inset picture. The race was ran in very tough conditions, due to the extreme heat, making the 38 year old Romanian's achievement all the more impressive.

 

She also represented her country at the Olympics in 2000, 2004 (20th) and 2012 (86th).

 

Women's Marathon.

2008 Olympic Games.


1. Constantina TOMESCU   ROM   2: 26.44
2. Catherine NDEREBA   KEN   2: 27.06
3. Chunxiu ZHOU   CHN   2: 27.07
4. Xiaolin ZHU   CHN   2: 27.16
5. Martha KOMU   KEN   2: 27.23
6. Mara YAMAUCHI   GBR   2: 27.29
7. Irina TIMOFEEVA   RUS   2: 27.31
8. Lidia Elena SIMON   ROM   2: 27.51

 

 

 

 

 

The photo above shows Constantina about to cross the finishing line in the women's

Marathon at the 2005 World Championships in Helsinki. She produced a fine performance

to win the bronze medal, her first medal at a major championship, in a time of 2: 23.19.

Photo George Herringshaw. ©  14th. August 2005.

 

Women's Marathon.

2005 World Athletics Championships.


1. Paula RADCLIFFE   GBR   2: 20.57   CR  
2. Catherine NDEREBA   KEN   2: 22.01
3. Constantina TOMESCU   ROM   2: 23.19
4. Derartu TULU   ETH   2: 23.30
5. Chunxiu ZHOU   CHN   2: 24.12
6. Yumiko HARA   JPN   2: 24.20
7. Rita Sitienei JEPTOO   KEN   2: 24.22
8. Harumi HIROYAMA   JPN   2: 25.46

 

ANNUAL PROGRESS.

 

2012     2:32:34     London     22 APR
2010     2:41:12     London     25 APR
2009     2:36:06     Yokohama     15 NOV
2008     2:26:44     Beijing     17 AUG
2007     2:23:55     London     22 APR (4th London marathon)
2006     2:24:25     Chicago   22 OCT
2005     2:21:30     Chicago   09 OCT  (personal best - winning Chicago marathon_
2004     2:23:45     Chicago     10 OCT
2003     2:23:35     Chicago   12 OCT
2002     2:23:54     Amsterdam     20 OCT
2001     2:26:39     Tokyo     18 NOV  (4th Tokyo marathon)
2000     2:37:57     Istanbul     15 OCT
1999     2:36:28     Sevilla    29 AUG
1998     2:34:35     Budapest    23 AUG