|Romania at the|
1984 Summer Olympics
(ROM used at these Games)
|NOC||Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee|
|in Los Angeles|
|Competitors||124 (71 men and 53 women) in 13 sports|
|Flag bearer||Corneliu Ion|
| Medals |
|Summer Olympics appearances (overview)|
Romania competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, United States. 124 competitors, 71 men and 53 women, took part in 86 events in 13 sports.Notably, Romania was the only Eastern Bloc nation to participate at these Games; all others followed the Soviet Union's boycott of the Games. The Romanian athletes were greeted with warm applause as they entered the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum during the opening ceremony, in part an affirmation of the nation's defiance of the boycott. The Romanian Olympic team was phenomenally successful at the games, ultimately placing second to the United States in the gold medal tally.
Women's 1,500 metres
Women's 3,000 metres
Women's 400m Hurdles
Women's High Jump
Women's Long Jump
Women's Discus Throw
Women's Shot Put
Men's Featherweight (– 57 kg)
Men's Lightweight (– 60 kg)
Men's Light Welterweight (– 63.5 kg)
Men's Welterweight (– 67 kg)
Men's Light Middleweight (– 71 kg)
Men's Light Heavyweight (– 81 kg)
Eleven fencers, six men and five women, represented Romania in 1984.
| Petru Iosub |
|Coxless pair||6:56.60||2 Q||BYE||6:53.23||1 Q||6:45.39|
| Dimitrie Popescu |
|Coxed pair||7:12.18||1 Q||BYE||N/A||7:11.21|
|Valeria Răcilă||Single sculls||3:44.22||1 Q||BYE||3:54.55||1 Q||3:40.68|
| Marioara Popescu |
|Double sculls||3:24.28||1 Q||BYE||N/A||3:26.75|
| Rodica Arba |
| Florica Lavric |
|Coxed four||3:21.61||1 Q||BYE||N/A||3:19.30|
| Titie Taran |
|Quadruple sculls (coxed)||3:15.34||1 Q||BYE||N/A||3:14.11|
| Marioara Trașcă |
|Sorin Babii||50 m pistol||555||11|
|Corneliu Ion||25 m rapid fire pistol||593|
|Constantin Stan||50 metre rifle three positions||1140||20|
|50 metre rifle prone||591||17|
|10 m air rifle||577||20|
|Marin Stan||25 m rapid fire pistol||588||13|
|Elena Macovei||25 m pistol||572||15|
Women's 100m Backstroke
Women's 200m Backstroke
Women's 400m Individual Medley
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