Moldova at the 2008 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 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing
Competitors 29 in 8 sports
Flag bearer Nicolae Ceban
Medals
Rank: 80
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
1
Total
1
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 in the 2008 Summer Olympics. Moldova won one medal at the games, a bronze for boxer bantamweight Veaceslav Gojan.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Bronze Veaceslav Gojan Boxing Bantamweight

Athletics[edit]

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 1:31:37 47
Ion Luchianov 3000 m steeplechase 8:18.97 7 q 8:27.82 12
Iaroslav Musinschi Marathon N/A 2:21:18 41
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Ivan Emilianov Shot put 18.64 35 Did not advance
Vadim Hranovschi Discus throw 56.19 26 Did not advance
Vladimir Letnicov Triple jump 16.62 24 Did not advance
Roman Rozna Hammer throw 71.33 33 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 11.87 6.50 13.44 DNF DNS DNF
Points 677 697 694 0 0
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Olga Cristea 800 m 2:00.59 4 q 2:00.12 6 Did not advance
Valentina Delion Marathon N/A DNF
Oxana Juravel 3000 m steeplechase 10:04.38 13 N/A Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Inna Gliznuţa High jump 1.80 =29 Did not advance
Marina Marghieva Hammer throw 62.12 43 Did not advance
Zalina Marghieva 64.20 37 Did not advance

Boxing[edit]

Moldova qualified two boxers for the Olympic boxing tournament. Grusac was the first, qualifying at the World Championships.[2] Gojan was the second, qualifying at the first European qualifier.[3]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Veaceslav Gojan Bantamweight  Khatsigov (BLR)
W 1+–1
 Gu Y (CHN)
W 13–6
 Kumar (IND)
W 10–3
 Badar-Uugan (MGL)
L 2–15
Did not advance 3rd
Vitalie Gruşac Welterweight  O'Mahony (AUS)
W 7–2
 Sarsekbayev (KAZ)
L RSC
Did not advance

Cycling[edit]

Road[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Alexandr Pliuschin Men's road race 6:39:42 76

Track[edit]

Pursuit
Athlete Event Qualification Semifinals Final
Time Rank Opponent
Results
Rank Opponent
Results
Rank
Alexandr Pliuschin Men's individual pursuit 4:35.438 17 Did not advance

Judo[edit]

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
Sergiu Toma −73 kg  Kevkhishvili (GEO)
L 0010–0021
Did not advance

Shooting[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Ghenadie Lisoconi 25 m rapid fire pistol 567 12 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Sergiu Postică 100 m breaststroke 1:03.83 54 Did not advance
Andrei Zaharov 200 m freestyle 1:58.62 55 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Veronica Vdovicenco 50 m freestyle 26.92 50 Did not advance

Weightlifting[edit]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Igor Grabucea Men's −56 kg 109 16 130 15 239 15
Alexandru Dudoglo Men's −69 kg 145 11 172 9 317 9
Andrei Gutu Men's −77 kg 145 17 160 21 305 20
Eugen Bratan Men's −94 kg 170 12 200 13 370 13
Vadim Vacarciuc 168 13 205 12 373 12

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 Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Nicolae Ceban −96 kg  Kiss (HUN)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 12
Women's freestyle
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Ludmila Cristea −55 kg  Andrades (VEN)
W 3–1 PP
 Verbeek (CAN)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 10

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