Romania at the 2012 Summer Olympics

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Romania at the Olympic Games

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IOC code  ROU
NOC Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee
Website www.cosr.ro (Romanian) (English) (French)
At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
Competitors 103 in 14 sports
Flag bearer Horia Tecău (opening)
Sandra Izbașa (closing)
Medals
Rank: 27
Gold
2
Silver
5
Bronze
2
Total
9
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

Romania competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This nation has competed at the Summer Olympic Games since its official debut in 1924, missing only two editions, including the 1948 Summer Olympics. Despite being London's third Olympic Games, this is the first time the Romanian team has competed in London. The Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee (Romanian: Comitetul Olimpic și Sportiv Român, COSR) sent a total of 103 athletes to the Games, 54 men and 49 women, to compete in 14 sports.

Romania left London with a total of 9 medals (2 gold, 5 silver, and 2 bronze), beating the number of medals won in Beijing by one. This performance was considered the nation's worst at an Olympic Games since 1964, based on the gold medal standings. Three of the medals were awarded to the team in artistic gymnastics, two each in judo, and weightlifting, and one each in fencing and shooting. Romania did not win an Olympic medal in rowing for the first time since 1976, and in athletics for the first time since 1980.

Among the nation's medallists were gymnasts Sandra Izbașa and Cătălina Ponor, who both won two medals for their individual final exercises (vault and floor). The women's artistic gymnastics team, led by Ponor and Izbașa, also managed to repeat its bronze medal in the all-around event. Rifle shooter Alin Moldoveanu became the first Romanian man to claim the gold medal in a shooting event in 12 years. Meanwhile, Rareș Dumitrescu, who missed out of the bronze medal in men's individual sabre, led his team to win the silver in men's team sabre fencing competition.

Medalists[edit]

Delegation[edit]

Comitetul Olimpic și Sportiv Român (COSR) selected a team of 103 athletes, 54 men and 49 women, to compete in 14 sports, surpassing the record by just a single athlete short in Beijing. There was only a single competitor in road cycling.

The Romanian team featured past Olympic champions, four of them defending (marathon runner Constantina Diță, judoka Alina Dumitru, gymnast Sandra Izbașa, and rowing pair Georgeta Andrunache and Viorica Susanu). Eight female Romanian athletes were among the oldest of the team, including discus thrower Nicoleta Grasu, who competed at her sixth Olympics. Georgeta Andrunache became one of the most successful female rowers in Olympic history, with a total of six medals; five of them gold. Andrunache's compatriot, Viorica Susanu, who won a total of five Olympic medals, competed at her fifth Olympics, along with marathon runner Lidia Șimon. Skeet shooter Lucia Mihalache, at age 45, was the oldest athlete of the team, while gymnast Larisa Iordache was the youngest at age 16.

Other notable Romanian athletes featured gymnast Cătălina Ponor, who made an Olympic comeback in her sport after an eight-year absence, swimmer and former Olympic champion Camelia Potec, who competed at her fourth Olympics, and tennis doubles specialist Horia Tecău, who became the nation's first male flag bearer at the opening ceremony since 1996.[1]

Athletics[edit]

Romanian 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
Marius Ionescu in men's marathon.
Andreea Ogrăzeanu runs the evening heat in women's 100 m.
Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Marius Ionescu Marathon 2:16:28 26
Marius Cocioran 50 km walk 3:57:52 39
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Andreea Ogrăzeanu 100 m BYE 11.44 5 Did not advance
200 m 23.46 6 N/A Did not advance
Bianca Răzor 400 m 52.83 5 N/A Did not advance
Mirela Lavric 800 m 2:01.65 4 q N/A 2:00.46 7 Did not advance
Roxana Bârcă 5000 m 16:01.04 18 N/A Did not advance
Angela Moroșanu 400 m hurdles 56.64 5 N/A Did not advance
Ancuța Bobocel 3000 m steeplechase 9:31.06 6 N/A Did not advance
Cristina Casandra 9:58.83 13 Did not advance
Constantina Diță Marathon N/A 2:41:34 86
Lidia Șimon 2:32:46 45
Claudia Ștef 20 km walk N/A 1:33:56 38
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Viorica Țigău Long jump 6.21 24 Did not advance
Cristina Bujin Triple jump NM Did not advance
Esthera Petre High jump 1.85 =20 Did not advance
Nicoleta Grasu Discus throw 61.86 14 Did not advance
Bianca Perie Hammer throw 68.34 22 Did not advance

Boxing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Bogdan Juratoni Middleweight BYE  Atoev (UZB)
L 10–12
Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Mihaela Lăcătuș Lightweight  Dong C (CHN)
L 5–10
Did not advance

Canoeing[edit]

Sprint[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Iosif Chirilă C-1 1000 m 4:05.863 1 Q 4:07.794 6 FB 3:59.730 11
Alexandru Dumitrescu
Victor Mihalachi
C-2 1000 m 3:43.787 4 Q 3:36.551 3 FA 3:43.005 7
Bogdan Mada
Ionuț Mitrea
K-2 200 m 33.978 5 Q 34.253 5 FB 46.495 13
Ionel Gavrilă
Toni Ioneticu
Traian Neagu
Ștefan Vasile
K-4 1000 m 3:12.371 4 Q 2:55.027 5 FA 2:58.223 8
Women
Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Irina Lauric
Iuliana Paleu
K-2 500 m 1:46.001 3 Q 1:49.216 8 FB 1:52.468 16

Qualification Legend: FA = Qualify to final (medal); FB = Qualify to final B (non-medal)

Cycling[edit]

Road[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Andrei Nechita Men's road race Did not finish

Fencing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Radu Dărăban Individual foil  Choi (HKG)
W 15–12
 Aspromonte (ITA)
L 11–15
Did not advance
Tiberiu Dolniceanu Individual sabre BYE  Homer (USA)
L 11–15
Did not advance
Rareș Dumitrescu BYE  Boiko (UKR)
W 15–12
 Buikevich (BLR)
W 15–6
 Homer (USA)
W 15–13
 Occhiuzzi (ITA)
L 11–15
 Kovalev (RUS)
L 10–15
4
Florin Zalomir  Abedini (IRI)
W 15–7
 Gu B-G (KOR)
L 12–15
Did not advance
Tiberiu Dolniceanu
Rareș Dumitrescu
Florin Zalomir
Alexandru Sirițeanu
Team sabre N/A  China (CHN)
W 45–30
 Russia (RUS)
W 45–43
 South Korea (KOR)
L 26–45
2
Women
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Ana Maria Brânză Individual épée BYE  Hsu J-T (TPE)
W 15–8
 Shemyakina (UKR)
L 13–14
Did not advance
Simona Gherman BYE  Lawrence (GBR)
W 15–9
 Flessel-Colovic (FRA)
W 15–13
 Shemyakina (UKR)
L 14–15
Did not advance
Anca Măroiu BYE  Kryvytska (UKR)
W 15–10
 Sivkova (RUS)
W 15–11
 Shin A-L (KOR)
L 14–15
Did not advance
Ana Maria Brânză
Simona Gherman
Anca Măroiu
Loredana Dinu
Team épée N/A  South Korea (KOR)
L 38–45
Classification semi-final
 Italy (ITA)
W 45–38
5th place final
 Germany (GER)
L 36–45
6
Bianca Pascu Individual sabre N/A  Zhu M (CHN)
L 10–15
Did not advance

Gymnastics[edit]

Artistic[edit]

Men
Team
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Cristian Bățagă Team 14.666 12.700 14.833 15.766 N/A Did not advance
Marius Berbecar N/A 12.733 14.466 15.433 15.233 13.700 N/A
Ovidiu Buidoso 14.366 13.766 N/A 14.733 14.066 N/A
Vlad Cotuna 15.016 N/A 14.400 15.500 14.866 13.491 N/A
Flavius Koczi 15.666 Q 13.400 14.600 16.066 Q 13.500 12.633 85.865 25 Q
Total 45.348 39.899 43.899 47.332 44.832 41.257 262.567 10
Individual finals
Athlete Event Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB
Flavius Koczi All-around Did not start
Floor 15.100 N/A 15.100 7
Vault N/A 15.633 N/A 15.633 7
Women
Team
Gymnast Sandra Izbașa wins gold medal in the women's vault exercises.
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F V UB BB F V UB BB
Diana Bulimar Team N/A 14.000 14.866 Q N/A N/A 14.066 14.533 14.700 N/A
Diana Chelaru 14.333 14.666 13.733 N/A N/A 13.633 N/A
Larisa Iordache 13.800 15.100 14.100 14.800 57.800 9 Q 15.100 N/A 15.200 N/A
Sandra Izbașa 15.066 Q 15.500 Q 12.366 14.600 57.532 11 Q 14.800 13.766 15.300 N/A
Cătălina Ponor 14.600 Q 15.133 N/A 15.033 Q N/A 15.100 N/A 15.416 14.800 N/A
Total 43.999 45.733 41.833 44.699 176.264 4 Q 45.000 41.464 45.249 44.700 176.414 3
Individual finals
Athlete Event Apparatus Total Rank
F V UB BB
Larisa Iordache All-around 13.833 14.933 14.233 14.966 57.965 9
Balance beam N/A 14.200 14.200 6
Sandra Izbașa All-around 15.200 15.333 13.900 14.400 58.833 5
Floor 13.333 N/A 13.333 8
Vault N/A 15.191 N/A 15.191 1
Cătălina Ponor Floor 15.200 N/A 15.200 2
Balance beam N/A 15.066 15.066 4

Judo[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 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
Opposition
Result
Rank
Dan Fâșie −66 kg BYE  Larose (FRA)
L 0000–0100
Did not advance
Daniel Brata −100 kg N/A  Zhorzholiani (GEO)
L 0013–0102
Did not advance
Vlăduț Simionescu +100 kg N/A  Krakovetskii (KGZ)
W 1001–0001
 Tölzer (GER)
L 1000–0000
Did not advance
Women
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
Alina Dumitru −48 kg N/A  Mestre (CUB)
W 1000–0000
 Munkhbat (MGL)
W 0011–0001
 Fukumi (JPN)
W 0102–0011
BYE  Menezes (BRA)
L 0000–0011
2
Andreea Chițu −52 kg  Haddad (ALG)
W 0100–0000
 Heylen (BEL)
L 0000–0010
Did not advance
Corina Căprioriu −57 kg  Wang (CHN)
W 0102–0000
 Raguib (DJI)
W 0100–0000
 Karakas (HUN)
W 0000–0000 YUS
 Malloy (USA)
W 0100–0000
BYE  Matsumoto (JPN)
L 0000–0100
2

Rowing[edit]

For the first time in 36 years Romania did not win any medals in rowing.

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Marius Vasile Cozmiuc
Florin Curuea
Alexandru Palamariu
Cristi Ilie Pîrghie
Four 5:52.87 2 SA/B BYE 6:12.74 12 FB 6:16.20 12
Women
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Georgeta Andrunache
Viorica Susanu
Pair 7:05.39 3 R 7:08.42 1 FA 7:37.67 5
Nicoleta Albu
Enikő Barabás
Roxana Cogianu
Adelina Cojocariu
Irina Dorneanu
Talida Gidoiu
Cristina Grigoraș
Camelia Lupascu
Ioana Rotaru
Eight 6:16.61 2 R 6:16:16 2 FA 6:17.64 4

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

Shooting[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Alin Moldoveanu 10 m air rifle 599 2 702.1 1
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Lucia Mihalache Skeet 65 12 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Romanian swimmers have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and potentially 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[4][5]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Dragoș Agache 100 m breaststroke 1:02.93 =37 Did not advance
Alexandru Coci 200 m butterfly 1:59.67 29 Did not advance
Norbert Trandafir 50 m freestyle 22.22 NR 15 Q 22.30 16 Did not advance
100 m freestyle 49.02 17 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Camelia Potec 200 m freestyle 2:01.15 25 Did not advance
400 m freestyle 4:11.43 20 N/A Did not advance
800 m freestyle 8:38.44 23 N/A Did not advance

Table tennis[edit]

Romania has qualified three athletes for singles table tennis events based on their world rankings as of 16 May 2011. Adrian Crișan has qualified for the men's event; Daniela Dodean and Elizabeta Samara have qualified for the women's.[6]

Athlete Event Preliminary round Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Adrian Crișan Men's singles BYE  He (ESP)
W 4–2
 Boll (GER)
W 4–1
 Chuang C-y (TPE)
L 0–4
Did not advance
Daniela Dodean Women's singles BYE  Bilenko (UKR)
W 4–3
 Ding N (CHN)
L 0–4
Did not advance
Elizabeta Samara BYE  Meshref (EGY)
W 4–1
 Tie Y N (HKG)
W 4–2
 Li J (NED)
L 2–4
Did not advance

Tennis[edit]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Adrian Ungur Men's singles  Müller (LUX)
L 3–6, 3–6
Did not advance
Horia Tecău
Adrian Ungur
Men's doubles N/A  Nestor /
Pospisil (CAN)
L 3–6, 6–7(9–11)
Did not advance
Irina-Camelia Begu Women's singles  Azarenka (BLR)
L 1–6, 6–3, 1–6
Did not advance
Sorana Cîrstea  Pennetta (ITA)
L 2–6, 6–4, 2–6
Did not advance
Simona Halep  Shvedova (KAZ)
L 4–6, 2–6
Did not advance
Sorana Cîrstea
Simona Halep
Women's doubles N/A  S Williams /
V Williams (USA)
L 3–6, 2–6
Did not advance

Water polo[edit]

Men's tournament[edit]

Team roster

The following is the Romanian roster in the men's water polo tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[7] view · talk

Name Pos. Height Weight Date of birth 2012 club
1 Stoenescu, DragosDragoș Stoenescu GK 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 30 May 1979 Romania CS Dinamo București
2 Radu, CosminCosmin Radu CF 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 9 November 1981 Croatia HAVK Mladost
3 Negrean, TiberiuTiberiu Negrean D 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 1 September 1988 Hungary Szolnoki Vizilabda SC
4 Diaconu, NicolaeNicolae Diaconu D 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 4 September 1980 Romania CSM Oradea
5 Iosep, AndreiAndrei Iosep D 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 99 kg (218 lb) 20 September 1977 Spain CW Havarra
6 Busila, AndreiAndrei Bușilă CB 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 10 November 1980 Romania CSM Oradea
7 Matei, AlexandruAlexandru Matei D 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 31 December 1980 Romania CS Dinamo București
8 Chioveanu, MihneaMihnea Chioveanu CF 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 115 kg (254 lb) 21 August 1987 Romania CSM Oradea
9 Goanta, DimitriDimitri Goantă CB 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 113 kg (249 lb) 17 July 1987 Switzerland SC Horgen
10 Georgescu, RamiroRamiro Georgescu D 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 27 November 1982 Hungary Szolnoki Vizilabda SC
11 Ghiban, AlexandruAlexandru Ghiban CB 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 12 October 1986 Romania CSM Oradea
12 Kadar, KalmanKalman Kadar CB 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 11 June 1979 Romania CSM Oradea
13 Dragusin, MihaiMihai Drăgușin GK 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 5 January 1984 Romania CSA Steaua București
Head coach: István Kovács
Group play
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team
GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Serbia 5 4 1 0 69 38 +31 9
 Montenegro 5 3 1 1 54 41 +13 7
 Hungary 5 3 0 2 65 52 +13 6
 United States 5 3 0 2 43 44 −1 6
 Romania 5 1 0 4 48 55 −7 2
 Great Britain 5 0 0 5 28 77 −49 0
29 July 2012
18:20
v
Report Romania  13–4  Great Britain Water Polo Arena, London
Referees:
German Moller (ARG), Anton Bervoets (NED)
Score by quarters: 2–1, 4–0, 3–2, 4–1
Diaconu 4 Goals Parker 2
31 July 2012
19:40
v
Report United States  10–8  Romania Water Polo Arena, London
Referees:
Dragan Stampalija (CRO), Massimiliano Caputi (ITA)
Score by quarters: 3–3, 1–2, 3–0, 3–3
Varellas, Bailey 3 Goals Radu 4
2 August 2012
15:30
v
Report Romania  15–17  Hungary Water Polo Arena, London
Referees:
Massimiliano Balfanbayev (KAZ), Sergi Sanchez (ESP)
Score by quarters: 4–5, 5–4, 2-5, 4-3
Bușilă, Ghiban 3 Goals Madaras 5
4 August 2012
10:00
v
Report Montenegro  12–8  Romania Water Polo Arena, London
Referees:
Daniel Flahive (AUS), Alan Balfanbayev (KAZ)
Score by quarters: 3–1, 2–1, 3–2, 4–4
Ivović 3 Goals Diaconu 3
6 August 2012
14:10
v
Report Romania  4–12  Serbia Water Polo Arena, London
Referees:
Ulrich Spiegel (GER), Steven Rotsart (USA)
Score by quarters: 0–3, 1–3, 0–4, 3–2
four players 1 Goals Nikić, Mitrović 3

Weightlifting[edit]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Florin Croitoru Men's −56 kg 121 8 147 9 268 9
Răzvan Martin Men's −69 kg 152 2 180 4 322 3
Gabriel Sîncrăian Men's −85 kg 167 DNF DNF
Roxana Cocoș Women's −69 kg 113 4 143 2 256 2

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
Rareș Chintoan −120 kg BYE  Shabanbay (KAZ)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 10
Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Alin Alexuc-Ciurariu −96 kg  Guri (BUL)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 16

References[edit]

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  3. ^ IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – London 2012 ENTRY STANDARDS, IAAF, retrieved 4 June 2011 
  4. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  5. ^ FÉDÉRATION INTERNATIONALE DE NATATION – Swimming, FINA, retrieved 8 June 2011 
  6. ^ "Direct Qualifiers for 2012 London Olympic Games – Provisional list" (PDF). International Table Tennis Federation. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
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