|Born||14 November 1975 (age 45)|
|Height||1.52 m (5 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||42 kg (93 lb)|
Gabriela Szabo (Romanian pronunciation: [ɡabriˈela ˈsabo], Hungarian: Szabó Gabriella; born 14 November 1975) is a retired Romanian runner. She competed in the 1500 m and 5000 m events at the 1996 and 2000 Olympics and won a gold, a silver and a bronze medal.
Szabo is a three-time world champion. Throughout her entire career she was coached by Zsolt Gyöngyössy, whom she eventually married. In May 2005 she retired from competitions due to exhaustion. She remains the European record holder in the 3000 m.
Szabo was born to a Romanian mother and a Hungarian father. She is proud of her Hungarian origin, and considers herself partly Hungarian to this day. As a child, Szabo used to speak Hungarian with her friends, but she can only understand a few words today, which she regrets.
As of 19 August 2013 she held the honorific title of Romanian Tourism Ambassador, together with 7 other cultural and sport personalities of Romania.
On 5 March 2014, she was appointed Minister of Youth and Sport in the Victor Ponta social-democratic government. She held the position until 17 November 2015.
|1991||European Junior Championships||Thessaloniki, Greece||1st||3000 m||9:19.28|
|1992||World Junior Championships||Seoul, South Korea||2nd||3000 m||8:48.28|
|1993||European Junior Championships||San Sebastián, Spain||1st||3000 m||8:50.97|
|1994||World Junior Championships||Lisbon, Portugal||1st||3000 m||8:47.40|
|European Championships||Helsinki, Finland||3rd||3000 m||8:40:08|
|1995||World Indoor Championships||Barcelona, Spain||1st||3000 m||8:54.50|
|World Championships||Gothenburg, Sweden||4th||5000 m||14:56.57|
|Universiade||Fukuoka, Japan||1st||1500 m||15:29.86|
|1996||Olympic Games||Atlanta, United States||2nd||1500 m||4:01.54|
|23rd (h)||5000 m||15:42.35|
|1997||World Indoor Championships||Paris, France||1st||3000 m||8:45.75|
|World Championships||Athens, Greece||1st||5000 m||14:57.68|
|Universiade||Catania, Italy||1st||1500 m||4:10.31|
|1998||European Indoor Championships||Valencia, Spain||1st||3000 m||8:49.96|
|European Championships||Budapest, Hungary||2nd||5000 m||15:08.31|
|1999||World Indoor Championships||Maebashi, Japan||1st||1500 m||4:03.23|
|World Championships||Seville, Spain||1st||5000 m||14:41.82|
|2000||European Indoor Championships||Ghent, Belgium||1st||3000 m||8:42.06|
|Olympic Games||Sydney, Australia||3rd||1500 m||4:05.27|
|2001||World Indoor Championships||Lisbon, Portugal||2nd||3000 m||8:39.65|
|World Championships||Edmonton, Canada||1st||1500 m||4:00.57|
|2002||European Championships||Munich, Germany||2nd||1500 m||3:58.81|
|2003||World Championships||Paris, France||11th||5000 m||14:59.36|
1500 metres - 3:56.97 (1998)
One mile - 4:19.30 (1998)
3000 metres - 8:21.42 (2002)
5000 metres - 14:31.48 (1998)
1500 metres - 4:03.23 (1999)
One mile - 4:23.19 (2001)
2000 metres - 5:30.53 (1998)
3000 metres - 8:32.88 (2001)
5000 metres - 14:47.35 (1999)
Szabo is remembered for a collision with Ghanaian long-jumper Kofi Amoah Prah during an indoor meeting at Stuttgart in 2001. Szabo was leaving the track after her competition had finished while Amoah was running for his attempt. Szabo walked into Amoah's path and they collided heavily.
ahogy a sportrajongók ismerik, Gabi Szabo[as sports fans know her, Gabi Szabo]
Nem véletlen, hogy eszembe sem volt a nevem megváltoztatása[It's no coincidence that I didn't even think of changing my name.]