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Gabriela Szabo is the new Minister of Youth and Sport of Romania
The legendary Romanian middle and long distance runner Gabriela Szabo was nominated Minister of Youth and sport of Romania on 3 March 2014.
Szabo is Olympic Champion in 5000m from Sidney 2000. She is triple World outdoor Champion (5000m in 1997 & 1999; 1500m in 2001), has four World Indoor titles (3000m in 1995, 1997 & 1999; 1500m in 1999) and dozens of titles, prizes and top rankings in various events.
After she resigned from active sports career , 38 year old Szabo is actively working for athletics in Romania as well as on international level. She is currently European Athletics Council member, IAAF Women Committee member and ABAF ex-officio member.
Last July Gabriela Szabo was appointed Council Delegate for the European Mountain Running Championships in Borovets, Bulgaria.