World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Ilona Silai

Article Id: WHEBN0012882706
Reproduction Date:

Title: Ilona Silai  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: List of Olympic medalists in athletics (women), Athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Ilona Silai

Ileana Silai
Personal information
Born October 14, 1941

Ileana Gergely Silai (born October 14, 1941 in Cluj) is a retired Romanian middle distance runner. She won the silver medal over 800 metres at the 1968 Summer Olympics behind Madeline Manning but ahead of Mia Gommers.

In the 800 metres, she also won silver medals at the 1971 and 1972 European Indoor Championships. She won a gold medal in 1978, this time over 1500 metres.


Silai was banned for taking anabolic steroids in 1979 for 18 months. After 8 months she was reinstated after IAAF President Adriaan Paulen of the Netherlands said that an 18-month suspension in the steroid case would have kept the women out of the Moscow Olympics, which would have constituted "an extra penalty." He said that the IAAF Council had therefore reinstated them for "humane reasons."


  • Ileana Silai

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.