Moldova at the 2004 Summer Olympics

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Moldova at the Olympic Games

Flag of Moldova
IOC code  MDA
NOC National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Moldova
Website www.olympic.md (Moldovan)
At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens
Competitors 33 in 8 sports
Flag bearer Oleg Moldovan[1]
Medals Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Other related appearances
Russian Empire (1900–1912)
Romania (1924–1936)
Soviet Union (1952–1988)
Unified Team (1992)

Moldova competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, from 13 to 29 August 2004. This was the nation's third consecutive appearance at the Summer Olympics in the post-Soviet era.

Moldova sent a total of 33 athletes (26 men and 7 women), competing in eight various sports. Fourteen of them had competed previously in Sydney, including two Olympic bronze medalists: welterweight boxer Vitalie Gruşac and running target shooter and four-time Olympian Oleg Moldovan. Being the oldest and most sophisticated athlete (aged 37), Moldovan was appointed by the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Moldova to carry the nation's flag in the opening ceremony.[1]

For the first time since the nation's Summer Olympic debut in 1996, the Moldovans failed to claim a single medal at these Games. Weightlifter Alexandru Bratan narrowly missed the podium with a fourth-place finish in the men's heavyweight class.

Athletics[edit]

Moldovan athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event at the 'A' Standard, and 1 at the 'B' Standard).[2][3]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Fedosei Ciumacenco 20 km walk N/A 1:29:06 34
Ion Luchianov 3000 m steeplechase 8:26.17 NR 8 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Ivan Emilianov Shot put 19.25 25 Did not advance
Vadim Hranovschi Discus throw 55.64 32 Did not advance
Vladimir Letnicov Triple jump 16.25 25 Did not advance
Roman Rozna Hammer throw 71.78 28 Did not advance
Combined events – Decathlon
Athlete Event 100 m LJ SP HJ 400 m 110H DT PV JT 1500 m Final Rank
Victor Covalenco Result 11.28 7.20 13.04 1.85 51.82 15.80 38.19 NM 53.46 4:32.81 6543 30
Points 799 862 670 670 733 755 628 0 640 786
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Natalia Cerches 10000 m N/A 34:04.97 27
Olga Cristea 800 m 2:08.97 6 Did not advance
Svetlana Şepelev-Tcaci Marathon N/A 3:03:29 61
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Olga Bolşova Triple jump 13.90 24 Did not advance
Inna Gliznutsa High jump 1.85 =26 Did not advance

Boxing[edit]

Moldova has so far qualified boxers for the following events:

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Igor Samoilenco Flyweight  Gamboa (CUB)
L 33–46
Did not advance
Vitalie Gruşac Welterweight BYE  Kim J-J (KOR)
L 20–23
Did not advance

Cycling[edit]

Road[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Ruslan Ivanov Men's road race 5:50:35 54
Igor Pugaci 5:50:35 66

Judo[edit]

Moldova has qualified one judoka.

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Victor Bivol −73 kg  Leon (VEN)
W 1001–0000
 Malekmohammadi (IRI)
W 1000–0000
 Neto (POR)
W 1000–0000
 Lee W-H (KOR)
L 0100–1000
BYE  Guilheiro (BRA)
L 0000–0200
5

Shooting[edit]

Moldova's only shooter in Athens failed to advance to the final in the 10 metre running target event.

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Oleg Moldovan 10 m running target 568 14 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Moldovan swimmers earned qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the A-standard time, and 1 at the B-standard time):

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Andrei Capitanciuc 100 m breaststroke 1:05.65 =47 Did not advance
Octavian Guţu 100 m freestyle 51.84 47 Did not advance
Alexandru Ivlev 100 m backstroke 1:00.13 42 Did not advance
Andrei Mihailov 200 m backstroke 2:06.97 34 Did not advance
Ştefan Pinciuc 200 m freestyle 1:54.56 56 Did not advance
Sergiu Postică 200 m breaststroke 2:27.21 45 Did not advance
Victor Rogut 400 m freestyle 4:01.68 35 N/A Did not advance
Andrei Zaharov 200 m individual medley 2:07.40 39 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Nicoleta Coica 100 m freestyle 59.85 47 Did not advance
Maria Tregubova 50 m freestyle 28.40 48 Did not advance

Weightlifting[edit]

Moldova has qualified three places in weightlifting.

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Eugen Bratan Men's −94 kg 175 4 205 13 380 10
Vadim Vacarciuc 175 DNF DNF
Alexandru Bratan Men's −105 kg 192.5 2 222.5 5 415 4

Wrestling[edit]

Key:

  • VT - Victory by Fall.
  • PP - Decision by Points - the loser with technical points.
  • PO - Decision by Points - the loser without technical points.
Men's freestyle
Athlete Event Elimination Pool Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Ghenadie Tulbea −55 kg  Montero (CUB)
L 0–3 PO
 Abas (USA)
L 1–3 PP
3 Did not advance 21
Ruslan Bodişteanu −66 kg  Asgarov (AZE)
L 1–3 PP
 Kelly (USA)
L 0–3 PP
3 Did not advance 19

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2004 Athens: Flag Bearers for the Opening Ceremony". Olympics. 13 August 2004. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 
  3. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Athens 2004 Entry Standards". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 

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