Liliana Popescu, née Barbulescu (born 5 February 1982) is a Romanian middle distance runner, who specializes in the 800 metres.

Her personal best is 1:59.34 minutes, achieved in May 2008 in Bucharest. She has 4:00.35 minutes in the 1500 metres, also achieved in May 2008 in Bucharest. She was removed from the Olympic squad prior to the 2008 Summer Olympics, as she failed a doping test for Erythropoietin (EPO) in May. She received a two-year ban from the sport from May 2008 to May 2010.[1]

Popescu ran in the series of the 1500 m at the 2010 European Athletics Championships, but did not finish the race.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
1999 World Youth Championships BydgoszczPoland 2nd 800 m
2000 World Junior Championships SantiagoChile 3rd 4x400 m relay
2003 Universiade DaeguSouth Korea 1st 800 m
2008 World Indoor Championships ValenciaSpain 6th 1500 m
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