Claudia Presecan, Corina Ungureanu & Lavinia Milosovici
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The Claudia Presecan, Corina Ungureanu & Lavinia Milosovici Fappening Album
Former Olympic champion quits job as teacher following nudity scandal
TIMISOARA, Romania, Dec 20, 2002 — Former gymnastics star Claudia Presecan has quit her job as a sports teacher in this western Romanian city after appearing nude in a DVD film and photographs published in Japan, school officials said Friday.
The Fappening Album of Claudia Presecan
The film and a photo album, which began to be marketed in Japan two weeks ago, shows Presecan along with fellow former gymnasts Lavinia Milosovici, 26, and Corina Ungureanu, 22, posing and performing gymnastics naked. Some pictures show the women wearing Romanian gymnastics uniforms.
The Fappening Album of Corina Ungureanu
The Fappening Album of Lavinia Milosovici
Presecan took the all-around gold and the team gold at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, while Milosovici won two gold medals at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
Presecan, 23, resigned from her teaching job after her nude photos appeared in the Romanian media and parents called on the school to fire her.
“She said she was (too) ashamed to come back,” Maria Jula, the school principal was quoted as saying by newspaper Gazeta Sporturilor.
Presecan had taught sports at the school in Timisoara, a city located about 500 kilometers (310 miles) northwest of Bucharest, for about four months. She retired from gymnastics in 2000 and went on to complete a university degree in sports.
The nude photos have sparked a scandal in Romania and Japan, with Romania narrowly escaping a ban on its gymnasts from participating into competitions in Japan.
Japanese organizers of a youth tournament had considered banning Romanian gymnasts from a youth tournament scheduled to take place next year in Yokohama, but decided in the end to allow the Romanians to participate.
On Wednesday, the Romanian Gymnastics Federation banned the three former gymnasts from coaching or refereeing in official competitions for five years, accusing them of tarnishing the image of Romanian gymnastics.
However, other public figures, including former Romanian and U.S. gymnastics coach Bela Karolyi and Bucharest Mayor Traian Basescu, have defended the three former gymnasts, saying the federation should not have punished them.
“They represented Romania with dignity in many competitions … and they made many sacrifices,” Karolyi said in an interview with private television Antena 1.
Ungureanu, a member of the Romanian team that won the world championship title in 1997 and ’99, said she accepted the punishment as “fair,” adding she and her former teammates were wrong to use the emblems of the Romanian federations.
Presecan was also part of the Romanian team that won the world gymnastics title in 1994, ’95 and ’97.
“Hello boys” . . . Romanian Olympic stars, from left, Claudia Presecan, Lavinia Milosovici, and Corina Ungureanu
Gymnast Corina Ungureanu performs in underwear
Nude Gymnast Corina Ungureanu FULL VIDEO
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Corina Georgiana Ungureanu (born 29 August 1980, Ploieşti, Romania) is a world-class Romanian artistic gymnast who competed internationally between 1993 and 1999. She was a member of two gold medal-winning World Championships teams and was the 1998 European Champion on the floor exercise.
Ungureanu began gymnastics at the Petrolul Ploieşti club in her hometown of Ploieşti, but spent the major part of her career training in Bucharest under Leana Sima. At the Deva national training center, she was coached by Octavian Belu. Ungureanu’s first international assignment was a junior dual meet between Romania and Germany, where she placed first with her team and eighth in the all-around. She resurfaced on the international scene again in 1996, when she won the all-around title at the EcoAir Cup. She did not compete in the 1996 Olympics, but was a member of the gold medal-winning Romanian teams at the 1997 and 1999 World Gymnastics Championships. She was forced to retire in 1999 due to a spinal cord injury.
After retiring from gymnastics, she sparked some controversy by posing nude for the January 2000 edition of Playboy Romania. These pictures were reprinted in Playboy Japan in May 2000 and led to her producing a nude photobook, Corina Ungureanu Photograph Collection (コリーナ・ウングレアーヌ 写真集?) ISBN 4-7976-7021-5, in Japan later that year. In 2002, along with former teammates Lavinia Miloşovici and Claudia Presecan, Ungureanu appeared in two Japanese DVDs, Gold Bird and Euro Angels, which included scenes of the three gymnasts performing gymnastics routines topless. A second nude photobook, LCC Gold ISBN 4-87279-118-5, appeared at the same time. A number of photographs from the photobook and DVDs were subsequently published in the Japanese magazine Shukan Gendai. An edited version of the DVDs entitled 3 Gold Girls was released in Germany in 2004.
The DVDs proved controversial as some of the scenes and publicity material featured the gymnasts in their official Romanian team leotards. It later emerged that they had not been aware of the contractual obligation to wear their official leotards until filming had already begun . In the wake of the controversy, Ungureanu and her former teammates were banned from coaching or competing in Romania from 2002 to 2007. To compensate, Ungureanu spent some time coaching in Italy.
In 2004, her authorized biography, Corina Ungureanu: Beginning and End, written by Laurian Stãnchescu was published. Ungureanu is now also a spokesmodel for Bucovina SA, a bottled water company in Romania. She currently manages a coffee shop called New Haven in Ploieşti with her boyfriend. In early 2007 she took up a coaching position in England, alongside former colleague Claudia Presecan.
Ungureanu posed for Playboy Romania again in March 2008.
Full name Claudia Maria Presăcan
Country represented Romania
Born December 28, 1979 (age 37)
Discipline Women’s artistic gymnastics
Level Senior International
Gym Deva national training center
Head coach(es) Octavian Bellu
Assistant coach(es) Mariana Bitang
Claudia Maria Presăcan (born December 28, 1979 in Sibiu) is a world-class Romanian artistic gymnast who competed at the senior international level between 1994 and 2000. She was a three-time team gold medalist at the World Championships with the Romanian team and was also a member of the gold medal-winning Romanian squad at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.
Women’s Artistic Gymnastics
Gold medal – first place 2000 Sydney Team Competition
Gold medal – first place 1994 Dortmund Team
Gold medal – first place 1995 Sabae Team
Gold medal – first place 1997 Lausanne Team
Gold medal – first place 1998 St.Petersburg Team
Bronze medal – third place 1998 St. Petersburg All-around
Bronze medal – third place 1998 St. Petersburg Uneven bars