Carmen Ionesco

Canada World Athletics Discus throw

Carmen Ionesco (birth name Carmen Ionescu; born July 28, 1951 in Bucharest, Romania) is a retired female discus thrower and shot putter, who competed for Romania and Canada at the Summer Olympics.

She represented Romania in her first Olympic appearance, at Munich in 1972. Following her emigration to Canada, Ionesco competed for Canada at two Commonwealth Games (1978 and 1982), the 1979 Pan American Games, and the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

Her younger sister Florența competed for Romania in the 1980 and 1984 Summer Olympics.


Year Competition Venue Result Event
Representing Romania
1972 Olympic Games Munich, West Germany 7th Discus
Representing  Canada
1978 Commonwealth Games Edmonton, Canada 2nd Shot Put
1st Discus
1979 Pan American Games San Juan, Puerto Rico 3rd Shot Put
3rd Discus
1982 Commonwealth Games Brisbane, Australia 6th Shot Put
4th Discus
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 12th Shot Put
13th Discus