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  Most Successful Coach-world record set by Octavian Bellu

[Dec 1] BUCHAREST, Romania--Octavian Bellu, 56, Romanian gymnastics coach, has set the world record as the Most Successful Coach: 16 Olympics Gold Medals and a total of 279* (*updated to 305) medals at World and European Championships and Olympic Games.    
    Highly successful, Octavian Bellu led the Romanian gynastics team to five world and two Olympic titles, as well as coaching numerous individual gold medalists - since the 1991 break-up of the Soviet Union, Romania has been the most successful women's gymnastics power.
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     Octavian Bellu coached such accomplished gymnasts as Lavinia Milosovici, Andreea Raducan, Simona Amanar and Catalina Ponor.

   Although a moderately successful gymnast in his early years, Belu's success has been in the field of coaching rather than performing, and he has spent his adult life in this profession.
 Octavian Bellu was head of the national team, with interruptions, between 1988 and 2005. He has been the coach of the Romanian Women's Team since the defection of Bela Karolyi for political reason in 1981.

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       His dedication and commitment to excellence have ment the key to success for Romanian gymnastics.

    Octavian Bellu received many awards, was decorated few times by Romanian Presidents and received the highest honors from the Romanian Olympic Comitee.
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    Octavian Bellu also served as an adviser on the staff of President Traian Basescu. Octavian Bellu was appointed as the new president of Romania's sports governing body (ANS).  

  Jurnalul National: Omul Anului (Man of the Year)

  Adevarul: 2007 - record dupa record   

  Prosport: Octavian Bellu, Cel Mai de Succes Antrenor din Lume

  Prosport/ Bellu: "Este o distinctie a gimnasticii romanesti"

   Gazeta: Octavian Belu in Cartea Recordurilor 

   TVRi: Premiile TVRi (TVRi Awards)

          Video: Good Bye Golden Team!
        Octavian Bellu -The World's Most Successful Coach

         Catalina Ponor - The Best Gymnast in the World

         Tribute to Romanian Gymnastics

        Most Successful Coach-Octavian Bellu

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