Cristina Nicolau (9 August 1977, in Bucharest – 5 December 2017[1]) was a Romanian triple jumper.

Her personal best jump was 14.70 metres, achieved in August 1999 in Gothenburg. This mark places her jump third in the all-time Romanian woman triple jumper record list, only behind Rodica Mateescu and Adelina Gavrilă.[2] Cristina Nicolau died on 5 December 2017, aged 40.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Romania
1992 World Junior Championships Seoul, South Korea 10th Long jump 5.98 m (wind: -0.9 m/s)
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 9th Long jump 6.27 m (wind: +1.9 m/s)
1996 World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 2nd Long jump 6.47 m (wind: +0.2 m/s)
2nd Triple jump 13.64 m (wind: +0.4 m/s)
1997 Universiade Catania, Italy 3rd Long jump 6.40 m
European U23 Championships Turku, Finland 2nd Long jump 6.43 m (wind: 0.6 m/s)
1st Triple jump 14.22 m (wind: 1.1 m/s)
1999 European U23 Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 4th Long jump 6.50 m (wind: 0.8 m/s)
1st Triple jump 14.70 m (wind: 1.3 m/s)
World Championships Seville, Spain 8th Triple jump 14.38 m
2000 European Indoor Championships Ghent, Belgium 2nd Triple jump 14.63 m
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 6th Triple jump 14.17 m
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 6th Triple jump 14.05 m
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 6th Triple jump 14.17 m
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 5th Triple jump 14.11 m
European Championships Munich, Germany 5th Triple jump 14.39 m
2003 Military World Games Catania, Italy 3rd Long jump 5.93 m
1st Triple jump 13.45 m


  1. ^ "A murit una dintre cele mai valoroase atlete din România de după Revoluţie" (in Romanian). Retrieved 8 December 2017.
  2. ^ "IAAF: 60 Metres - men - senior - indoor - 2018". Retrieved 8 December 2017.