Gymnast who won seven Olympic medals. Among her wins were three golds: the vault in 1996, and both the all-around and team in 2000.
She began competing internationally in 1994, when she led Romania to a team gold medal at the World Championships.
She was so successful in the vault that the Amanar vault is named after her.
In 2002 she married Cosmin Tabara and had a child, Alexandru.
At the 1996 Olympics she was teammates with Gina Gogean.