Romania at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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Romania at the Olympic Games

Flag of Romania
IOC code  ROU
  (ROM used at these Games)
NOC Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee
Website www.cosr.ro (Romanian) (English) (French)
At the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich
Competitors 159 (132 men and 27 women) in 16 sports
Flag bearer Aurel Vernescu (Canoe/Kayak)
Medals
Rank: 13
Gold
3
Silver
6
Bronze
7
Total
16
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

Romania competed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. 159 competitors, 132 men and 27 women, took part in 102 events in 16 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Gold medal.svg Gold[edit]

Silver medal.svg Silver[edit]

Bronze medal.svg Bronze[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Men's 800 metres

  • Heat — 1:50.1 (→ did not advance)

Men's 1500 metres

  • Heat — 3:44.8 (→ did not advance)

Men's High Jump

  • Qualifying Round — 2.15m
  • Final — 2.10m (→ 16th place)

Women's Discus Throw

  • Carmen Ionescu
    • Qualifying Round — 57.82 m
    • Final — 60.42 m (→ 7th place)

Women's Javelin Throw

  • Qualification — 54.34 m
  • Final — no mark (→ no ranking)

Boxing[edit]

Men's Light Flyweight (– 48 kg)

Men's Light Middleweight (– 71 kg)

  • First Round — Bye
  • Second Round — Lost to Peter Tiepold (GDR), 1:4

Men's Heavyweight (+ 81 kg)

Canoeing[edit]

Cycling[edit]

Men's Individual Road Race

Diving[edit]

Men's 3m Springboard:

  • Ion Ganea — 325.17 points (→ 21st place)

Men's 10m Platform:

  • Ion Ganea — 265.83 points (→ 25th place)

Women's 3m Springboard:

Women's 10m Platform:

  • Melania Decuseara — 182.82 points (→ 16th place)

Fencing[edit]

19 fencers, 15 men and 4 women, represented Romania in 1972.

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[edit]

Handball[edit]

Men's Team Competition

Romania's first round opponents in the second Olympic handball tournament included the West German team as well as Norway and Spain. Romania beat all three, concluding with a 13-11 win over the Germans, to take first place in the group and advance to the second round. There, the team defeated Hungary but was defeated by eventual gold medallist Yugoslavia to put Romania in second place in the group and relegate the team to the bronze medal game. They won the medal, defeating the East Germans 19-16.

  • Romania - Med 3.png Bronze Medal (5-1-0)
  • Team Roster

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Three male pentathletes represented Romania in 1972.

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

  • Spirlea, Cosmescu, and Covacs - 13655 points (→ 12th place)

Rowing[edit]

Men's Coxed Pairs

  • Heat — 7:47.98
  • Repechage — 8:08.34
  • Semi Finals — 8:10.89
  • Final — 7:21.36 (→ Med 3.png Bronze Medal)

Shooting[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Men's 100m Freestyle

  • Heat — 55.35s (→ did not advance)

Men's 200m Freestyle

  • Heat — 2:00.23 (→ did not advance)

Volleyball[edit]

Water polo[edit]

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
  • Lost to United States (3-4)
  • Lost to Yugoslavia (7-8)
  • Lost to Cuba (3-4)
  • Defeated Canada (16-4)
  • Defeated Mexico (9-6)
  • Final Round (Group II)
  • Defeated Spain (7-4)
  • Defeated Bulgaria (4-3)
  • Drew with the Netherlands (5-5)
  • Defeated Australia (5-3) → 8th place
  • Team Roster

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Romania at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-02-20.