Mariana Bitang (born August 3, 1962 in Râmnicu Sărat) is a coach for the Romanian national women'sartistic gymnastics team. Along with her partner, Octavian Bellu, she helped Romania win five consecutive team gold medals at the World Championships from 1994 to 2001 and team gold medals at the 2000 and2004 Summer Olympics. In 2005, Bitang retired from coaching and became an adviser to Romanian President Traian Băsescu. She and Bellu began coaching the women's team again in 2010.
This sculpture is one of an ever-growing series of bronze busts located outside The School of Gymnastics in Deva, Romania. Each bust depicts a female athlete who represented Romania since the 1978 Olympic Games in Montreal. The series serves as an homage to the strength and success of female artistic gymnasts and athletes around the world. The School of Gymnasts was picked up by the legendary gymnast Nadia Comaneci and is coached by Marta and Bela Karoly. Since 2003 the school was renamed as The Cetate Deva National Sports college and focuses on female athletics.
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