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Romania at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Romania at the Olympic Games

Flag of Romania
IOC code  ROU
  (ROM used at these Games)
NOC Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee
Website www.cosr.ro (Romanian) (English) (French)
At the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow
Competitors 228 (154 men and 74 women) in 20 sports
Flag bearer Vasile Andrei (Wrestling)
Medals
Rank: 7
Gold
6
Silver
6
Bronze
13
Total
25
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

Romania competed at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, USSR. 228 competitors, 154 men and 74 women, took part in 135 events in 20 sports.[1]

Contents

  • Medalists 1
    • Gold 1.1
    • Silver 1.2
    • Bronze 1.3
  • Archery 2
  • Athletics 3
  • Boxing 4
  • Canoeing 5
  • Cycling 6
  • Diving 7
  • Equestrianism 8
  • Fencing 9
  • Gymnastics 10
  • Handball 11
  • Judo 12
  • Modern pentathlon 13
  • Rowing 14
  • Sailing 15
  • Shooting 16
  • Swimming 17
  • Volleyball 18
  • Water polo 19
  • Weightlifting 20
  • Wrestling 21
  • References 22

Medalists

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Archery

In its first appearance at the Olympic archery competition, Romania was represented by two men and two women. The best result for the nation was earned by Aurora Chin, at 13th place.

Women's Individual Competition:

Men's Individual Competition:

Athletics

Men's 10,000 metres

  • Heat — 29:03.1
  • Final — 28:16.3 (→ 10th place)

Men's 400 m Hurdles

  • Heat — 50.89
  • Semifinals — 50.58
  • Final — 49.84 (→ 6th place)

Men's 3,000 m Steeplechase

  • Heat — 8:35.4
  • Semifinals — 8:24.3
  • Final — 8:23.9 (→ 9th place)
  • Heat — 8:45.6
  • Semifinals — 8:45.0 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 8:49.0 (→ did not advance)

Men's High Jump

  • Qualification — 2.21 m
  • Final — 2.21 m (→ 7th place)
  • Qualification — 2.21 m
  • Final — 2.18 m (→ 13th place)

Men's Discus Throw

  • Qualification — 59.34 m (→ did not advance, 14th place)

Women's 800 metres

  • Heat — 2:01.9
  • Semifinals — 2:00.8 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — 2:00.2
  • Semifinals — 1:59.2 (→ did not advance)

Women's 1,500 metres

  • Heat — 4:01.7
  • Final — 4:01.3 (→ 7th place)
  • Heat — 4:04.7
  • Final — 4:03.0 (→ 8th place)
  • Heat — 4:05.9
  • Final — 4:04.8 (→ 9th place)

Women's High Jump

  • Qualification — 1.88 m
  • Final — 1.88 m (→ 8th place)

Women's Discus Throw

  • Qualification — 60.40 m
  • Final — 64.38 m (→ 6th place)

Women's Javelin Throw

  • Qualification — 63.84 m
  • Final — 64.08 m (→ 7th place)

Boxing

Men's Light Flyweight (48 kg)

  • First Round — Defeated Adel Hammoude (Syria) after knock-out in second round
  • Second Round — Defeated Antti Juntumaa (Finland) on points (4-1)
  • Quarter Finals — Lost to Li Byong-Uk (North Korea) on points (4-1)

Men's Flyweight (51 kg)

  • First Round — Bye
  • Second Round — Defeated Keith Wallace (Great Britain) on points (4-1)
  • Quarter Finals — Lost to János Váradi (Hungary) on points (1-4)

Men's Bantamweight (54 kg)

Men's Featherweight (57 kg)

  • First Round — Bye
  • Second Round — Defeated Róbert Gönczi (Hungary) on points (5-0)
  • Third Round — Lost to Adolfo Horta (Cuba) on points (0-5)

Men's Lightweight (60 kg)

  • First Round — Defeated Tadesse Haile (Ethiopia) after disqualification in third round
  • Second Round — Defeated Sean Doyle (Ireland) after referee stopped contest in first round
  • Quarter Finals — Lost to Kazimierz Adach (Poland) after referee stopped contest in third round

Men's Light-Welterweight (63,5 kg)

Men's Heavyweight (+ 81 kg)

Canoeing

Cycling

Two cyclists represented Romania in 1980.

Individual road race

Diving

Men's Springboard

  • Preliminary Round — 427.35 points (→ 23rd place, did not advance)

Equestrianism

Fencing

18 fencers, 13 men and 5 women, represented Romania in 1980.

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
Men's sabre
Men's team sabre
Women's foil
Women's team foil

Gymnastics

Handball

Men's team competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
  • Defeated Kuwait (32-12)
  • Defeated Algeria (26-18)
  • Lost to Yugoslavia (21-23)
  • Defeated Soviet Union (22-19)
  • Defeated Switzerland (18-16)
  • Classification Match
  • Bronze Medal Match: Defeated Hungary (20-18) → Bronze Medal
  • Team Roster

Judo

Modern pentathlon

Three male pentathletes represented Romania in 1980.

Men's Individual Competition:


Men's Team Competition:

  • Spîrlea, Câllovits, and Râducanu — 14,390 pts, 11th place

Rowing

Sailing

Shooting

Swimming

Women's 100 m Breaststroke

  • Heats — 1:15.10 (→ did not advance)

Women's 400m Individual Medley

  • Heats — 5:07.74 (→ did not advance)
  • Heats — 5:04.56 (→ did not advance)

Volleyball

Women's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
  • Lost to Bulgaria (1-3)
  • Defeated Hungary (3-2)
  • Defeated Brazil (3-2)
  • Classification Matches
  • 5th/8th place: Lost to Peru (0-3)
  • 7th/8th place: Lost to Brazil (0-3) → 8th place
  • Team Roster

Water polo

Men's team competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
  • Drew with Hungary (6-6)
  • Defeated Greece (6-4)
  • Lost to Netherlands (3-5)
  • Final Round (Group B)
  • Lost to Italy (3-5)
  • Drew with Australia (4-4)
  • Defeated Sweden (8-3)
  • Defeated Bulgaria (10-6)
  • Defeated Greece (11-8) → 9th place
  • Team Roster

Weightlifting

Wrestling

References

  1. ^ "Romania at the 1980 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-04-24. 
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