Birthdate10 Aug 1988
Place of residenceBraila , Romania
ClubsOlimpia Bucharest CS Olimpia
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Rising Star - March 2012
A fast five minutes with Nicoleta Albu...
Romania has a very successful history in women’s sweep rowing and is synonymous with Olympic gold medals in the women’s eight and the women’s pair with such athletes as Elisabeta Lipa, Viorica Susanu and Georgeta Andrunache-Damian. In the wake of this legacy and hoping to emulate the same level of success, four-time European Champion Nicoleta Albu will compete in her first Olympic Games this summer with partner Camelia Lupascu. Albu also has three World Championship medals to her name and finished fifth in the World Rowing Championships in Bled, Slovenia in the women’s pair. At just twenty-three years old, Nicoleta is World Rowing’s rising star for March.
My sporting hero is… I have learned something from all good athletes.
I’m motivated by… A gold medal at the Olympic Games
A typical day involves… For the most part of a day I’m involved in rowing training.
My favourite training session… Summer mornings
My favourite boat to row is… The women’s pair
My goal in rowing this year is… A gold medal at the Olympic Games
My toughest race was… The 2010 World Rowing Championships in New Zealand
I get annoyed when… I do not finish a workout
My favourite film is… A Sweet November
My favourite food is… Traditional Romanian food
I’m most relaxed when… I’m listening to music
2k or 5k on the ergo? 2k
In 10 years’ time… I see myself as an Olympic medallist and a happy mother