Moldova at the 2012 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 2012 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 21 in 9 sports
Flag bearer Dan Olaru (opening)
Zalina Marghieva (closing)
Medals
Rank: 75
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
2
Total
2
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 2012 Summer Olympics in London, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This was the nation's fifth consecutive appearance at the Summer Olympics in the post-Soviet era.

Moldova sent its smallest delegation to the Games. A total of 22 athletes, 12 men and 10 women, competed in 9 sports. This was also the youngest delegation in Moldova's summer Olympic history, with more than half under the age of 25, and many of them were expected to reach their peak in time for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Marathon runner Iaroslav Musinschi, who participated as a steeplechaser in the Olympics since 2000, was at his third appearance as the most experienced member. Fourteen Moldovan athletes had competed at their first Olympics, including 15-year old archer Dan Olaru, the youngest member of the team, who became the nation's flag bearer at the opening ceremony.

Moldova left London with only two bronze medals, tying its overall record for the most medals with Atlanta and Sydney at a single Olympics. These medals were all won by weightlifters Cristina Iovu and Anatolie Cîrîcu.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Bronze Cristina Iovu Weightlifting Women's 53 kg 29 July
 Bronze Anatolie Cîrîcu Weightlifting Men's 94 kg 4 August

Archery[edit]

Moldova has qualified the following archers.

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Dan Olaru Men's individual 654 47  Kaminski (USA) (18)
W 6–5
 Terry (GBR) (50)
W 7–1
 Kim B-m (KOR) (2)
L 1–7
Did not advance

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):[1][2]

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
Ion Luchianov 3000 m steeplechase 8:22.09 5 q 8:28.15 10
Iaroslav Musinschi Marathon N/A 2:16:25 25
Roman Prodius N/A DNF
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Serghei Marghiev Hammer throw 69.76 31 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Natalia Cerches Marathon N/A 2:37:13 65
Olesea Cojuhari 400 m 53.64 5 Did not advance
Elena Popescu 800 m 2:06.94 6 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Marina Marghieva Hammer throw Disqualified due to doping
Zalina Marghieva 72.19 9 q 74.06 8

Boxing[edit]

Moldova has so far qualified boxers for the following events:

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Vasili Belous Welterweight  Kidunda (TAN)
W 20–7
 Shelestyuk (UKR)
L 7–15
Did not advance

Cycling[edit]

Road[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Oleg Berdos Men's road race Did not finish

Judo[edit]

Moldova has qualified 2 judokas

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Sergiu Toma Men's −81 kg  Musil (CZE)
W 1000–0001
 Nakai (JPN)
L 0003–0101
Did not advance
Ivan Remarenco Men's −90 kg  Denisov (RUS)
L 0001–1000
Did not advance

Shooting[edit]

Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Marina Zgurscaia 10 m air pistol 377 29 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Dănilă Artiomov 100 m breaststroke 1:03.57 40 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Tatiana Chişca 100 m breaststroke 1:13.30 40 Did not advance

Weightlifting[edit]

Moldova has qualified the following quota places.

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Anatolie Cîrîcu Men's −94 kg 181 7 226 2 407 3
Cristina Iovu Women's −53 kg 96 1 120 3 216 3

Wrestling[edit]

Moldova has qualified two quotas.

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 BYE  Boltic (NGR)
W 3–1 PP
 Gogshelidze (GEO)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 11
Women'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
Svetlana Saenko −72 kg BYE  Vescan (FRA)
W 3–1 PP
 Wang J (CHN)
L 0–5 VT
Did not advance 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  2. ^ IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – London 2012 ENTRY STANDARDS, IAAF, retrieved 4 June 2011 

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