Sunday, Aug 17, 2008, Constantina Dita-Tomescu, won gold medal of marathon at Beijing Olympic games. At age 38 she became the oldest marathon winner at Olympic games.
I am more proud of this success as I am coming from same place, Turburea, Gorj County, South-West Romania. The area seems to have precious resources for long distance running athletics. Constantina’s colleague, Lidia Simon, who won silver medal of marathon at Sidney Olympic games 2000, comes from same village.