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Corina Ungureanu
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    (August 28, 1980- )
    Two time world and European gymnast champion
    European Floor Gold medalist (1998).
    Retired after her performance at the 1999 World Championships in China
    Posed totally nude for Romanian Playboy
    After she posed for Playboy, the Romanian National team members refused to share the same stage with her.
    The RGF specifically took her off the list of the country's top 10 gymnasts, even though she was the 1997 World Champion, because she posed for Playboy (1999).
    The Romanian Gymnastic Federation refused to pay her a bonus, saying she got enough money from Playboy.
    Nicolae Vieru said: 'Why offer her an award, hasn't she already been sufficiently paid by Playboy?'
    Nicolae Vieru, the president of the Romanian Gymnastics Federation was fired by Romania's sports minister Crin Antonescu for refusing to pay Corina because she posed nude in Playboy.
    Gymnast Mariana Bitang said: 'Corina got a lot more from gymnastics than what she gave (to the sport). She is tarnishing the image of her teammates, even though she is now retired, and she can do whatever she wants. In any case, I don't understand how an obscure gymnast who takes her clothes off gets a lot more attention from the press that the victories of our current champions.'
    Romania's head coach, Octavian Belu, said: 'I'm surprised by Corina's gesture. I don't see any reason for it. At least she could have abstained from doing it until she started to be forgotten.' Corina's reaction was 'Octavian Belu is not qualified to judge my actions, as long as he doesn't have the right to do so. As far as his comments about my lack of decency go, I would ask him to abstain from further comments. I don't think he'd want me to start talking about his decency as a coach and a human being. I would ask him not to provoke me, because I'm no longer a member of the National team, and he can't control all my comments.'
    Her floor routines are highly emotional.
    As a child, she was moved to Bucharest so she could train with the national team.
    Although her team turned their back on her for posing in Playboy, she said: 'no matter what happens, I want to assure my former teammates I'll always be there for them.'
    Playboy did in fact give Corina the $30 million lei ($1,700) bonus that was promised to team members if they won the world championship, the RGF owed her.
    Gymnast Lavinia Milosovici said of Corina posing nude in Playboy, 'Maybe she rushed things a little, but she is free to do whatever she wants.'
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