Romania at the 1980 Summer Olympics


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]

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)

Medalists

Archery

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:

  • Andrei Berki - 2389 pts (→ 15th place)
  • Mihai Birzu - 2280 pts (→ 25th place)

Athletics

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

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)

  • Simion Cuçov

Men's Heavyweight (+ 81 kg)

Canoeing

Cycling

Two cyclists represented Romania in 1980.

Individual road race

Diving

Men's Springboard

  • Alexandru Adrian Bagiu
  • Preliminary Round 427.35 points (→ 23rd place, did not advance)

Equestrian

Fencing

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

Handball

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

Judo

Modern pentathlon

Three male pentathletes represented Romania in 1980.

Men's Individual Competition:


Men's Team Competition:

  • Spîrlea, Câllovits, and Râducanu 14,390 pts, 11th place

Rowing

Sailing

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

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

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

Women's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
  • Lost to Bulgaria (1-3)
  • Defeated Hungary (3-2)
  • Defeated Brazil (3-2)
  • Classification Matches
  • 5th/8th place: Lost to Peru (0-3)
  • 7th/8th place: Lost to Brazil (0-3) → 8th place
  • Team Roster
Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round, Group B
  • 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)
  • Semi-final
  • Lost to Soviet Union 0-3 (-6, -10, -5)
  • Bronze Medal Match
  • Defeated Poland 3-1 (10, -9, 13,9) (→ Bronze Medal)
  • Team Roster

Water polo

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

Weightlifting

Wrestling

References

  1. "Romania at the 1980 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-04-24.