Romania at the
1984 Summer Olympics
IOC codeROU
(ROM used at these Games)
NOCRomanian Olympic and Sports Committee
Websitewww.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.

Medalists

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Women's 1,500 metres

  • Heat — 4:10.48
  • Final — 4:03.76 (→
    Silver Medal)
  • Heat — 4:05.30
  • Final — 4:04.15 (→
    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)

Women's 400m Hurdles

  • Heat — 56.94
  • Semifinal — 55.24
  • Final — 55.41 (→
    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)
  • Qualification — 6.60 m
  • Final — 6.81 m (→
    Silver Medal)

Women's Discus Throw

  • Qualification — 57.84m
  • Final — 63.64m (→
    Bronze Medal)

Women's Shot Put

  • Final — 20.47 m (→
    Silver Medal)
  • Final — 17.23 m (→ 8th place)

Boxing

Main article: Boxing at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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

Main article: Canoeing at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Fencing

Main article: Fencing at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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

Main article: Gymnastics at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Handball

Main article: Handball at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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

Judo

Main article: Judo at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Rhythmic gymnastics

Main article: Rhythmic gymnastics at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Petru Iosub
Valer Toma
Coxless pair 6:56.60 2 Q BYE 6:53.23 1 Q 6:45.39
Dimitrie Popescu
Vasile Tomoiagă
Dumitru Răducanu
Coxed pair 7:12.18 1 Q BYE N/A 7:11.21
Women
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Valeria Răcilă Single sculls 3:44.22 1 Q BYE 3:54.55 1 Q 3:40.68
Marioara Popescu
Elisabeta Oleniuc
Double sculls 3:24.28 1 Q BYE N/A 3:26.75
Rodica Arba
Elena Horvat
Coxless pair N/A 3:32.60
Florica Lavric
Maria Tănasă-Fricioiu
Chira Apostol
Olga Homeghi-Bularda
Viorica Ioja
Coxed four 3:21.61 1 Q BYE N/A 3:19.30
Titie Taran
Anișoara Sorohan
Ioana Badea
Sofia Corban
Ecaterina Oancia
Quadruple sculls (coxed) 3:15.34 1 Q BYE N/A 3:14.11
Marioara Trașcă
Lucia Sauca
Doina Șnep-Bălan
Aneta Mihaly
Aurora Pleșca
Camelia Diaconescu
Viorica Ioja
Mihaela Armășescu
Adriana Bazon-Chelariu
Eight N/A 2:59.80

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Men
Athlete Event Final
Score Rank
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
Women
Athlete Event Final
Score Rank
Elena Macovei 25 m pistol 572 15
Maria Macovei 577 8

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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)
  • 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

Main article: Weightlifting at the 1984 Summer Olympics

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 1984 Summer Olympics

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.