Marius Urzica

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Marius Daniel Urzică (born September 30, 1975, in Topliţa, Romania) is a Romanian gymnast. Urzică is an Olympic champion, a three-time world champion and a three-time European champion on pommel horse. He competed at three Olympic games, medaling each time on pommel horse (gold Sydney 2000, silver Atlanta 1996 and silver Athena 2004) and contributed to the team bronze in Athens 2004. His unique technique and style of performance have won him the recognition as one of the greatest masters on this piece of apparatus ever, together with Miroslav Cerar and Zoltan Magyar.. Known as "The King of the Pommels" in 2001 he achieved the maximum score of 10.00 on this piece of apparatus at the Glasgow Grand Prix. Two elements in artistic gymnastics, one on pommel horse and one on parallel bars are named after him. Skills Urzicǎ had difficult routines, which he always tried to execute without fault. Among his skills on the pommel horse was a super E element called "the four Russians on one handle" and a move named after him rated C in the Code of points. On parallel bars he was known for his eponymous salto forward to 1/1 turn to upper arm hang rated E .

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3. Ivan Patzaichin 2611
4. Lucian Bute 1651
5. Leonard D. Doroftei 1111
6. Cristina Neagu 511
7. Marius Urzica 211
8. Elisabeta Lipa 51
9. Nicu Vlad 31
10. Luminita Hutupan 31
11. Daniela Silivas 9

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177. Massoud Azizi 225
178. N. Kaklamanakis 224
179. Lucia Klocova 220
180. Robina Muqimyar 214
181. Marius Urzica 211
182. Virender Sehwag 210
183. K. Kenteris 206
184. Younes El Aynaoui 201
185. Hasna Benhassi 193

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