Roxana Maracineanu Minister of Sport
Born on 7 May 1975 in Bucharest (Romania)
· Collège Jean Macé middle school then lycée Montaigne high school in Mulhouse, University of Haute-Alsace
· Graduated from ESCP Europe in 2005. Applied Foreign Languages (LEA) Master’s degree inEnglish/German
· Regional councillor for Ile-de-France (2010-2015)
· French Champion in the women’s 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke (30 titles since 1991)
· Selected to perform in the French team
· Winner at the Mediterranean Games in the 100m backstroke (1997) · Silver medal in the 100m backstroke and bronze medal in the 200m backstroke at the European Championships (1997)
· Winner in the 200m backstroke at the World Aquatics Championships, France’s recordholder for the women’s 100m and 200m backstroke in both short- and long-course pools (1998)
· European Champion in the women’s 200m backstroke in Istanbul (Turkey, 1999)
· Silver medal in the 200m backstroke at the Sydney Olympics (Australia, 2000)
· Officer of the National Order of Merit
· Mulhouse Olympic Natation member as a swimmer
· Founder of two associations in Ile-de-France : Educateam and J’peupa G piscine !
The first women’s world champion in French swimming history, in 1998 in the 200m backstroke, European Champion in 1999 and Olympic Silver Medallist in 2000 in Sydney in the same distance, Roxana Maracineanu was appointed Minister of Sport by the Prime Minister Édouard Philippe on Tuesday 4 September. Since retiring from competition, this former swimmer for Mulhouse Olympic Natation (MON) worked as a media consultant before being elected as Regional Councillor for Ile-de-France from 2010 to 2015. As a dedicated role model in her community – she particularly founded the Clamart-based (Hauts-de-Seine) association "J’peupa G piscine" (which offers families a new approach to learning how to swim) – Roxana Maracineanu is also a mother with three children (Nina, Cléo and Kimi).