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POP Simona
NOC Romania   
Born 25 Dec 1988 in Satu Mare, ROU
Height1.78 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Marital status Married
Family Husband Adrian
Other names Simona Deac
Residence Bucharest, ROU
Languages Romanian
Sport Specific Information
Handedness Left
International Debut
Year 2008
Competing for Romania
General Interest
Most influential person in career Her mother. (, 24 Oct 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Everything happens for a reason." (, 24 Oct 2016)
Awards and honours In 2017 she and her teammates from the national epee team received the Performance and Team Spirit Award from Romanian news agency (, 28 Mar 2017)

In 2016 she received a Sports Merit Order Class I from the government of Romania. (, 27 Sep 2016)

In 2016 she was named an Honorary Citizen in Bucharest, Romania. (, 09 Nov 2016)

She was flag bearer for Romania at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 27 Sep 2016)
Famous relatives Her husband Adrian Pop represented Romania in fencing at the 2015 European Championships in Montreux, Switzerland. (SportsDeskOnline, 30 Jun 2015;, 2013)
Other information HIATUS
Following the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, she decided to take a break from competition in order to start a family. (, 05 Mar 2017;, 13 Nov 2016)

Major Results
Year Rank Event Venue
Olympic Games
2016 1 Team Epee Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
European Championships
2016 7 Individual Epee Torun, Poland
2015 3 Individual Epee Montreux, Switzerland
2013 2 Team Epee Zagreb, Croatia