Romania at the
1980 Summer Olympics
IOC codeROU
(ROM used at these Games)
NOCRomanian Olympic and Sports Committee
Websitewww.cosr.ro (in Romanian, English, and French)
in Moscow
Competitors228 (154 men and 74 women) in 20 sports
Flag bearer Vasile Andrei (Wrestling)
Medals
Ranked 7th
Gold
6
Silver
6
Bronze
13
Total
25
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

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]

Medalists

Archery

Main article: Archery at the 1980 Summer Olympics

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

Main article: Athletics at the 1980 Summer Olympics

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

Main article: Boxing at the 1980 Summer Olympics

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

Main article: Canoeing at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Cycling

Main article: Cycling at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Two cyclists represented Romania in 1980.

Individual road race

Diving

Main article: Diving at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Men's Springboard

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

Equestrian

Main article: Equestrian at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Fencing

Main article: Fencing at the 1980 Summer Olympics

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

Main article: Gymnastics at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Handball

Main article: Handball at the 1980 Summer Olympics

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

Judo

Main article: Judo at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Modern pentathlon

Main article: Modern pentathlon at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Three male pentathletes represented Romania in 1980.

Men's Individual Competition:


Men's Team Competition:

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Sailing

Main article: Sailing at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Open
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Mihai Butucaru Finn 10 19 18 10 13 19 8 114.0 15
Mircea Carp
Adrian Arendt
Flying Dutchman 12 12 13 11 13 14 13 110.0 13
Andrei Chjliman
Catalin Luchian
Tornado 10 11 11 10 11 9 11 98.0 11

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Open
Athlete Event Final
Score Rank
Mircea Ilca 50 metre rifle prone 596 11
Corneliu Ion 25 m rapid fire pistol 596+148
Daniel Iuga 50 m pistol 555 17
Marin Stan 25 m rapid fire pistol 595 7
Ioan Toman Skeet 192 22

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 1980 Summer Olympics

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

Main article: Volleyball at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Women's Team Competition
  • Lost to Bulgaria (1-3)
  • Defeated Hungary (3-2)
  • Defeated Brazil (3-2)
  • 5th/8th place: Lost to Peru (0-3)
  • 7th/8th place: Lost to Brazil (0-3) → 8th place
Men's Team Competition
  • Defeated Libya 3-0 (3, 1, 1)
  • Lost to Poland 1-3 (9,-12, -13, -13)
  • Defeated Brazil 3-1 (-11, 4, 12, 3)
  • Defeated Yugoslavia 3-1 (9, -14, 8, 12)
  • Lost to Soviet Union 0-3 (-6, -10, -5)
  • Defeated Poland 3-1 (10, -9, 13,9) (→
    Bronze Medal)

Water polo

Main article: Water polo at the 1980 Summer Olympics

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

Weightlifting

Main article: Weightlifting at the 1980 Summer Olympics

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 1980 Summer Olympics

References

  1. ^ "Romania at the 1980 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2011-04-24.