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                              DANIELA SILIVAS

Nick name: Guvidu'
Date of birth: 09-May-1970
Gender Female
Height   Weight
Marital status:Married
Children
Place of birth:
Hometown:Atlanta, USA
Profession: Coach
Languages
Start discipline:
First int. event
Nat. team since
Club:
Head coach:
Assistant coach
Choreographer
Best apparatus/cat.
Favourite tricks: beam            Personal tricks
highest score
Music #1                      Author #1

General Interest
Dana started gymnastics at he Gymnastics School in Deva, being coached by Ioan Carpinisan. She was an amazing talent, learning with much ease original difficults elements at a very small age.

She was a complete gymnast, who won many medals at all events, beginning with a bronze medal on beam at 1985 World Championships in Montreal.
She had a brillant career, sharing success and work with Aurelia Dobre, her teammate.
Daniela Silivas scored 5 perfect 10's in the '87 World Championships.
Daniela won the bars, beam and floor in the '88 Olympics with a silver in the All-Around and a bronze on the vault
Daniela Silivas has a skill on the floor and a skill on the beam named after her She retired in 1990 because of an injured knee and the brief closing of Deva due to the Romanian Revolution. Daniela now resides in Atlanta Georgia

Although the 1990 World Cup in Brussels, Belgium was on her mind, training time lost due to the Revolution and knee surgery forced Silivas into retirement. She spent a year at the University of Bucharest before accepting an invitation from family friends to move to the United States. She arrived in NYC on August 26, 1991.

These friends, Justin and Zenovaia Ivanchiu, former Romanian sports acro gymnasts, owned a club in Atlanta, Georgia. Silivas helped the Ivanchius with their coaching.
Soon after, to the delight of long time fans, she also competed in the 1991 World Professional Championships. At the time, Silivas actually hoped to compete for the Georgia Gym Dawgs. The University of Georgia offered her a scholarship, but it was contingency on English proficiency, a skill that she had not yet mastered.
In 1992 the Ivanchius opened a gym (the Universal Gymnastics Training Center) in a suburb of Atlanta and Silivas began coaching at this gym. She also began working with the Olympic committee on preparations for the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.

Silivas now works as the chief manager at Hammond Park Gymnastics in Atlanta, GA, and as team coach at Modern Gymnastics in Marietta, GA. In 2002, she was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

Silivas and her husband Scott Harper, a graduate in sports management (2001), married May 24, 2003. "It wasn't love at first sight, we were friends first," Silivas told Romanian newspaper Monitorul de Sibiu. "After a couple of months we realized that we were meant for each other." Daniela and Scott have two childdren, first one is their son Jaden Scott, born April 8th 2004.

[Feb 2] Coach's golden touch: Young gymnasts learn from Olympic champ
Standing alongside young gymnasts half her size is Daniela Silivas, the sprite from Romania who battled the Russian gymnastics machine in the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul and came away with six medals, three of them gold. In doing so, she tied Nadia Comaneci for the most perfect scores (seven). Silivas, now 33, could be earning more money at a big-name gym teaching elite gymnasts, but she prefers to coach regular little girls and spend time with her family.
"To coach at a high level, to be competitive, the girls have to be in gym 35 hours a week," she said. "I've done that. It's over. I have a life outside gymnastics. And sometimes you have to be tough with the girls. I'm more like, 'Coach, my leg hurts.' 'OK, sit down and rest.' You can't do that at a high-level gym."
Cat. Rank-F Score-F Rank-Q Score-Q Year Place Description

Balance Beam 

 1

 9.950

 

 

 1989

STUTTGART

World Chships

Floor Exercise 

 1

 10.000

 

 

 1989

STUTTGART

World Chships

Uneven Bar 

 1

 10.000

 

 

 1989

STUTTGART

World Chships

All Around 

 2

 79.637

 

 

 1988

SEOUL

Olympic Games

Balance Beam 

 1

 19.924

 

 

 1988

SEOUL

Olympic Games

Floor Exercise 

 1

 19.937

 

 

 1988

SEOUL

Olympic Games

Uneven Bar 

 1

 20.000

 

 

 1988

SEOUL

Olympic Games

Vault 

 3

 19.818

 

 

 1988

SEOUL

Olympic Games

All Around 

 3

 79.200

 

 

 1987

ROTTERDAM

World Chships

Floor Exercise 

 1

 20.000

 

 

 1987

ROTTERDAM

World Chships

Uneven Bar 

 1

 19.925

 

 

 1987

ROTTERDAM

World Chships

All Around 

 2

 39.700

 

 

 1986

BEIJING

World Cup/
Series Final

Balance Beam 

 2

 19.825

 

 

 1986

BEIJING

World Cup/
Series Final

Uneven Bar 

 3

 19.850

 

 

 1986

BEIJING

World Cup/
Series Final

Balance Beam 

 1

 19.813

 

 

 1985

MONTREAL

World Chships


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USA
  2   6   1    9

JPN
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