Romania at the
Olympics
IOC codeROU
NOCRomanian Olympic and Sports Committee
Websitewww.cosr.ro (in Romanian, English, and French)
Medals
Ranked 21st
Gold
90
Silver
97
Bronze
122
Total
309
Summer appearances
Winter appearances

Romania first participated at the Olympic Games in 1900, with a single participant. The National Olympic Committee for Romania is the Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee, and was created and recognized in 1914. The nation first sent a team to compete at the Games in 1924, and has only missed two editions each of the Summer Olympic Games and Winter Olympic Games since then. Notably, Romania was the lone Eastern Bloc nation to participate in the 1984 Summer Olympics, which the other nations boycotted. That was also Romania's most successful Olympic Games: they won 20 gold medals and 53 medals in total.

Gymnastics is Romania's top medal-producing sport. Romania has won the third highest total number of medals (after Hungary, and Poland) of nations that have never hosted the Games.

History

From the 1972 Summer Olympics through the 2012 Summer Olympics, Romania had qualified a women's team for the gymnastics team all-around. They had won medals at every Olympics from the 1976 Summer Olympics through to the 2012 Summer Games. However, the women's team failed to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics, ending the 40-year run in medals, and the 44-year run of having a team at the Olympics.[1][2][3]

At the winter Olympics Romania has won only one medal, at the 1968 Winter Olympics with two-man bobsleigh team led by Ion Panțuru and Nicolae Neagoe.

Medal tables

See also: All-time Olympic Games medal table

Medalists

Summer medallists with minimum 2 gold

Athlete Sport Years Gender Gold Silver Bronze Total
Nadia Comăneci Gymnastics 1976–1980 F 5 3 1 9
Elisabeta Lipă Rowing 1984–2004 F 5 2 1 8
Georgeta Damian Rowing 2000–2008 F 5 0 1 6
Ivan Patzaichin Canoeing 1968–1984 M 4 3 0 7
Doina Ignat Rowing 1992–2008 F 4 1 1 6
Ecaterina Szabo Gymnastics 1984 F 4 1 0 5
Viorica Susanu Rowing 2000–2008 F 4 0 1 5
Daniela Silivaș Gymnastics 1988 F 3 2 1 6
Simona Amânar Gymnastics 1996–2000 F 3 1 3 7
Constanța Burcică Rowing 1992–2008 F 3 1 1 5
Elena Georgescu Rowing 1992–2008 F 3 1 1 5
Cătălina Ponor Gymnastics 2004–2012 F 3 1 1 5
Liliana Gafencu Rowing 1996–2004 F 3 0 0 3
Veronica Cochela Rowing 1988–2000 F 2 3 1 6
Lavinia Miloșovici Gymnastics 1992–1996 F 2 1 3 6
Rodica Arba Rowing 1980–1988 F 2 1 1 4
Olga Homeghi Rowing 1980–1988 F 2 1 1 4
Toma Simionov Canoeing 1980–1984 M 2 1 0 3
Ioana Olteanu Rowing 1992–2000 F 2 1 0 3
Sandra Izbașa Gymnastics 2008–2012 F 2 0 2 4
Leon Rotman Canoeing 1956–1960 M 2 0 1 3
Simona Păucă Gymnastics 1984 F 2 0 1 3
Iolanda Balaș Athletics 1960–1964 F 2 0 0 2
Marioara Popescu Rowing 1984–1996 F 2 0 0 2
Diana Mocanu Swimming 2000 F 2 0 0 2
Angela Alupei Rowing 2000–2004 F 2 0 0 2
Monica Roșu Gymnastics 2004 F 2 0 0 2

Winter medallists

Athlete Sport Years Gender Gold Silver Bronze Total
Ion Panțuru Bobsleigh 1968 M 0 0 1 1
Nicolae Neagoe Bobsleigh 1968 M 0 0 1 1

Summary by sport

Shooting

Romania's only appearance before 1924 was a single shooter at the 1900 Games, when Gheorghe Plagino placed 13th in the trap.

Games Shooters Events Gold Silver Bronze Total
1900 Paris 1 1/9 0 0 0 0
Total 6 4 5 15

See also

References

  1. ^ Dvora Meyers (19 April 2016). "Romania's Olympic gymnastics failure: where did it all go wrong?". The Guardian (London).
  2. ^ Laura Wagner (18 April 2016). "Romanian Women's Gymnastics Team Fails To Qualify For Olympics, Ending Medal Streak". npr.
  3. ^ Erin Corbett (4 August 2016). "Why Isn't The Romania Gymnastics Team At Rio? The Women's Team Isn't Competing This Year". Bustle.com.