was born in Cluj on May 3, 1976
started gymnastics when she was 6
favorite gymnasts are Nadia Comaneci, Ecaterina Szabo and
Aurelia Dobre favorite apparatus was floor
in '89 she moved from the jr. team to Deva and the national
coached in Peterbourough, Ontario
Accepted a position at Moceanu's Gymnastics in Houston, Texas
but the gym had closed .
The gym closing caused Vanda
Hadarean to return back to Romania
1990 Chunichi Cup: 14th AA
1991 Jr. Euros: 1st AA, 1st UB, 4th FX, 6th B
1991 Worlds: 3rd Team
1991 Swiss Cup: 7th AA
1991 Arthur Gander Memorial: 3rd AA
1992 Balkan Championships: 1st Team, 3rd AA
1992 Medico Cup: 3rd AA
1992 Euros: 3rd AA, 4th B, 6th UB, 7th FX
1992 Olympics: 2nd Team
1993 American Cup: 6th AA
1993 International Mixed Pairs: 10th AA
1993 Swiss Cup: 14th AA
1993 Arthur Gander Memorial: 7th AA
2005 : Fame -regional qualifier
1st in fitness (qualified as a PRO) ; 3rd modeling (qualified
World Championship (Toronto, Canada):
in fitness, 3rd in modeling (qualified for PRO)
Neutron Canadian Nationals (Ottawa, Canada):
fitness....MISS FITNESS CANADA
to go to Ms. Fitness Worlds)
Fitness Worlds (Las Vegas, USA): 4th fitness
Sportlab Model Search (London, Canada): 1st Fitness
2006: Fitness Atlantic (Conneticut, USA):
Fitness 2nd modeling (short category)
World Championship (Toronto , Canada):
Fitness PRO ; 5th Modeling PRO
Canadian Nationals (Ottawa, Canada):
Fitness...Miss Fitness Canada
Fitness Worlds (Las Vegas, USA): 2nd fitness
retired from competitive gymnastics in 1994. She finished
high school in Deva, then moved on to a sports university.
Shortly after enrolling in university, Vanda received an offer
she could not refuse: a coaching position in Canada. Vanda
quit school and moved to Canada.
During her time in Canada, Vanda
Hadarean worked at Mountain Star Gymnastics in Hamilton,
Ontario and a second gym in Peterborough, Ontario. Although
her time in Canada was unfortunately not her happiest, things
were much improved when former teammate Cristina Bontas arrived
in Canada to coach alongside Vanda.
After more than two years coaching in Canada, Vanda
Hadarean moved to the USA to coach in Houston, Texas
at Moceanu Gymnastics Incorporated (MGI). When MGI closed,
Vanda Hadarean moved
to South Carolina to coach at Golden Strip Gymnastics (now
renamed Champions Gymnastics).
This position was short-lived however, and Vanda
Hadarean returned to Romania. Back home, Vanda began
working for a private aerobics club, EOS Aerobic Centre, in
Cluj-Napoca. The gym is owned by Mariana Bagiu, a retired
basketball player, and her husband, the owner of Cluj University
also posed for Romanian Playboy, appearing in the August 2000
issue. "Everything was perfect and I'm glad I had this experience,"
she said about the shoot, which earned her $5,000.
returned to Canada in early November 2000, and began coaching
at Mountain Star Gymnastics in Hamilton again. In mid-2001
she began a new coaching position at Tumblers Gymnastics Centre
in Ottawa, Canada's capital.
served as the club's first provincial-level coach, focusing
on choreography and strengthening the club's female elite
programme. "I like to be in the gym with the girls, trying
to give them a feel for it and having them like it," she told
the Ottawa Citizen.
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