Teodora Ungureanu

  • Romania

Teodora Ungureanu was born in Reșița, Romania, on November 13, 1960. At the young age of six, she began gymnastics. At 12, she joined Nadia Comaneci and Bela and Marta Karolyi in Oneşti, and the rest, as they say, is history.

In 1984, the movie “Nadia” celebrated the bond between these two good friends.

Teodora Ungureanu was born in Reșița, Romania, on November 13, 1960.  At the young age of six, she began gymnastics. At 12, she joined Nadia Comaneci and Bela and Marta Karolyi in Oneşti, and the rest, as they say, is history. 

Teodora’s success at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal included three Olympic medals—the silver for the team, silver on bars and bronze on balance beam.

She added another World Championships silver medal in 1978 in Strasbourg, as a member of the team. In 1979, Teodora joined the circus with her husband, Sorin Cepoi, and they traveled the world for four years. 

She began coaching in 1987 in Grenoble, France. After placing one of her gymnasts on the French Olympic team, for the 1992 Games in Barcelona, Teodora and Sorin opted to move to the United States. 

In 1984, the movie “Nadia” celebrated the bond between these two good friends. Since 1995, Teodora and Sorin run a gym called Dynamic Gymnastics in New York, which remains one of the most successful gyms in America’s northeast.

1976 OLYMPIC GAMES

  • Silver Medalist:
    • Uneven Bars
  • Bronze Medalist:
    • Balance Beam

2001 INTERNATIONAL GYMNASTICS HALL OF FAME

  • Inducted as a member of the Class of 2001

Induction Speech Video