Romania at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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Romania at the
1984 Summer Olympics
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg
IOC code ROU
(ROM used at these Games)
NOC Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee
Website www.cosr.ro  (in Romanian, English, and French)
in Los Angeles
Competitors124 (71 men and 53 women) in 13 sports
Flag bearer Corneliu Ion
Medals
Ranked 2nd
Gold
20
Silver
16
Bronze
17
Total
53
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. [1] 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. [2] [3] The Romanian Olympic team was phenomenally successful at the games, ultimately placing second to the United States in the gold medal tally.

Contents

Medalists

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Athletics

Women's 1,500 metres

  • Heat 4:10.48
  • Final 4:03.76 (→ Silver medal.svg Silver Medal)
  • Heat 4:05.30
  • Final 4:04.15 (→ Bronze medal.svg Bronze Medal)
  • Heat 4:10.58
  • Final 4:09.11 (→ 9th place)

Women's 3,000 metres

  • Heat 8:43.32
  • Final 8:35.96 (→ Gold medal.svg Gold Medal)

Women's 400m Hurdles

  • Heat 56.94
  • Semifinal 55.24
  • Final 55.41 (→ Bronze medal.svg Bronze Medal)

Women's High Jump

  • Qualification 1.90m
  • Final 1.85m (→ 11th place)

Women's Long Jump

  • Qualification 6.69 m
  • Final 6.96 m (→ Gold medal.svg Gold Medal)
  • Qualification 6.60 m
  • Final 6.81 m (→ Silver medal.svg Silver Medal)

Women's Discus Throw

  • Qualification 57.84m
  • Final 63.64m (→ Bronze medal.svg Bronze Medal)

Women's Shot Put

  • Final 20.47 m (→ Silver medal.svg Silver Medal)
  • Final 17.23 m (→ 8th place)

Boxing

Men's Featherweight ( 57 kg)

  • First Round Bye
  • Second Round Lost to Meldrick Taylor (United States), 0:5

Men's Lightweight ( 60 kg)

Men's Light Welterweight ( 63.5 kg)

Men's Welterweight ( 67 kg)

Men's Light Middleweight ( 71 kg)

  • First Round Lost to Ahn Dal-Ho (South Korea), 0:5

Men's Light Heavyweight ( 81 kg)

  • First Round Bye
  • Second Round Defeated Fine Sani (Tonga), 5:0
  • Quarterfinals Lost to Anton Josipović (Yugoslavia), 0:5

Canoeing

Fencing

Eleven fencers, six men and five women, represented Romania in 1984.

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

Gymnastics

Handball

Men's Team Competition
  • Defeated Algeria (25-16)
  • Defeated Iceland (26-17)
  • Defeated Switzerland (23-17)
  • Defeated Japan (28-22)
  • Lost to Yugoslavia (18-19)
  • Defeated Denmark (23-19) → Bronze medal.svg Bronze Medal

Judo

Rhythmic gymnastics

Rowing

Men
AthleteEventHeatsRepechageSemifinalFinal
TimeRankTimeRankTimeRankTimeRank
Petru Iosub
Valer Toma
Coxless pair 6:56.602 QBYE6:53.231 Q6:45.39 Gold medal.svg
Dimitrie Popescu
Vasile Tomoiagă
Dumitru Răducanu
Coxed pair 7:12.181 QBYEN/A7:11.21 Silver medal.svg
Women
AthleteEventHeatsRepechageSemifinalFinal
TimeRankTimeRankTimeRankTimeRank
Valeria Răcilă Single sculls 3:44.221 QBYE3:54.551 Q3:40.68 Gold medal.svg
Marioara Popescu
Elisabeta Oleniuc
Double sculls 3:24.281 QBYEN/A3:26.75 Gold medal.svg
Rodica Arba
Elena Horvat
Coxless pair N/A3:32.60 Gold medal.svg
Florica Lavric
Maria Tănasă-Fricioiu
Chira Apostol
Olga Homeghi-Bularda
Viorica Ioja
Coxed four 3:21.611 QBYEN/A3:19.30 Gold medal.svg
Titie Taran
Anișoara Sorohan
Ioana Badea
Sofia Corban
Ecaterina Oancia
Quadruple sculls (coxed) 3:15.341 QBYEN/A3:14.11 Gold medal.svg
Marioara Trașcă
Lucia Sauca
Doina Șnep-Bălan
Aneta Mihaly
Aurora Pleșca
Camelia Diaconescu
Viorica Ioja
Mihaela Armășescu
Adriana Bazon-Chelariu
Eight N/A2:59.80 Silver medal.svg

Shooting

Men
AthleteEventFinal
ScoreRank
Sorin Babii 50 m pistol 55511
Corneliu Ion 25 m rapid fire pistol 593 Silver medal.svg
Constantin Stan 50 metre rifle three positions 114020
50 metre rifle prone 59117
10 m air rifle 57720
Marin Stan 25 m rapid fire pistol 58813
Women
AthleteEventFinal
ScoreRank
Elena Macovei 25 m pistol 57215
Maria Macovei 5778

Swimming

Women's 100m Backstroke

  • Heat 1:03.79
  • Final 1:03.21 (→ 4th place)
  • Heat 1:04.16
  • Final 1:03.29 (→ 5th place)

Women's 200m Backstroke

  • Heat 2:16.71
  • Final 2:13.29 (→ Bronze medal.svg Bronze Medal)
  • Heat 2:16.41
  • Final 2:16.15 (→ 7th place)

Women's 400m Individual Medley

  • Heat 5:03.97
  • B-Final 5:05.53 (→ 16th place)

Weightlifting

Wrestling

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References

  1. "Romania at the 1984 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2011-05-13.
  2. Litsky, Frank (July 29, 1984). "President and Pomp Begin Games". The New York Times . p. 1, 8, § 5. Retrieved 2020-08-28. Of the first 139 nations in the parade, the biggest cheers went to Rumania, the only Warsaw Pact nation competing here.
  3. Yake, D. Byron (July 29, 1984). "'84 Olympics: Gala trumpets in Games". Beaver County Times . AP. p. A1, A10. Retrieved 2020-08-28. The Romanians, the only Eastern bloc nation to defy the Soviet boycott, were greeted with a standing ovation.