Sport in Moldova

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Sports[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Moldova has an increasingly successful team at the FIBA European Championship for Small Countries. There, Team Moldova won two silver medals until today. (2008 and 2012)

Cycling[edit]

The most prestigious cycling race is the Moldova President's Cup, which was first run in 2004.

Football[edit]

Football is the most popular sport in Moldova.

Rugby[edit]

Rugby union is popular as well. Registered players have doubled, and almost 10,000 spectators turn up at every European Nations Cup match.

Wrestling[edit]

Trânta (a form of wrestling) is the national sport in Moldova.

Major achievements by sporting event[edit]

European Championships[edit]

Sport Event Athlete Result
Athletics 1996 European Athletics Indoor Championships Olga Bolşova Bronze
Athletics 2010 European Athletics Championships Ion Luchianov Bronze
Biathlon Biathlon European Championships 2008 Natalia Levchenkova Gold
Boxing 2001 Women's European Amateur Boxing Championships Elena Hadji Silver
Boxing 2002 European Amateur Boxing Championships Veaceslav Gojan Silver
Boxing 2002 European Amateur Boxing Championships Igor Samoilenco Bronze
Boxing 2008 European Amateur Boxing Championships Alexandr Riscan Bronze
Boxing 2008 European Amateur Boxing Championships Victor Cotiujanschi Bronze
Boxing 2011 European Amateur Boxing Championships Veaceslav Gojan Gold
Boxing 2011 European Amateur Boxing Championships Alexandr Riscan Bronze
Boxing 2013 European Amateur Boxing Championships Dmitri Galagot Silver
Boxing 2013 European Amateur Boxing Championships Petru Ciobanu Bronze
Football 2011 EMF miniEURO National team Bronze
Gymnastics 2000 European Trampoline Championships Vladimir Cojoc Bronze
Judo 1993 European Judo Championships Apti Magomadov Silver
Judo 1993 European Judo Championships Tudor Lazarenko Bronze
Judo 1996 European Judo Championships Oleg Creţul Silver
Judo 1998 European Judo Championships Andrei Golban Silver
Judo 1999 European Judo Championships Victor Bivol Bronze
Judo 2001 European Judo Championships Nicolai Belokosov Bronze
Judo 2009 European Judo Championships Marcel Trudov Bronze
Judo 2011 European Judo Championships Sergiu Toma Silver
Taekwondo 2010 European Taekwondo Championships Vladislav Arventii Bronze
Taekwondo 2014 European Taekwondo Championships Stepan Dimitrov Gold
Taekwondo 2014 European Taekwondo Championships Vladislav Arventii Bronze
Weightlifting 1994 European Weightlifting Championships Vadim Vacarciuc Bronze
Weightlifting 2000 European Weightlifting Championships Vadim Vacarciuc Silver
Weightlifting 2001 European Weightlifting Championships Vladimir Popov Bronze
Weightlifting 2002 European Weightlifting Championships Igor Grabucea Bronze
Weightlifting 2004 European Weightlifting Championships Alexandru Bratan Bronze
Weightlifting 2006 European Weightlifting Championships Igor Grabucea Silver
Weightlifting 2006 European Weightlifting Championships Alexandru Bratan Bronze
Weightlifting 2007 European Weightlifting Championships Igor Bour Gold
Weightlifting 2007 European Weightlifting Championships Eugen Bratan Bronze
Weightlifting 2007 European Weightlifting Championships Igor Grabucea Bronze
Weightlifting 2009 European Weightlifting Championships Cristina Iovu Silver
Weightlifting 2009 European Weightlifting Championships Igor Grabucea Bronze
Weightlifting 2011 European Weightlifting Championships Oleg Sîrghi Gold
Weightlifting 2011 European Weightlifting Championships Anatolie Cîrîcu Silver
Weightlifting 2012 European Weightlifting Championships Anatolie Cîrîcu Gold
Weightlifting 2012 European Weightlifting Championships Cristina Iovu Gold
Weightlifting 2012 European Weightlifting Championships Oleg Sîrghi Silver
Weightlifting 2012 European Weightlifting Championships Serghei Cechir Silver
Weightlifting 2012 European Weightlifting Championships Alexandru Spac Bronze
Weightlifting 2013 European Weightlifting Championships Oleg Sîrghi Gold
Weightlifting 2013 European Weightlifting Championships Alexandru Spac Silver
Weightlifting 2013 European Weightlifting Championships Igor Bour Silver
Weightlifting 2014 European Weightlifting Championships Serghei Cechir Bronze
Weightlifting 2015 European Weightlifting Championships Oleg Sîrghi Gold
Weightlifting 2015 European Weightlifting Championships Alexandru Dudoglo Silver
Weightlifting 2015 European Weightlifting Championships Andrian Zbirnea Silver
Wrestling 1993 European Wrestling Championships Oleg Tokarev Silver
Wrestling 1993 European Wrestling Championships Victor Peicov Bronze
Wrestling 1993 European Wrestling Championships Sergei Mureiko Bronze
Wrestling 1994 European Wrestling Championships Lukman Jabrailov Silver
Wrestling 1995 European Wrestling Championships Sergei Mureiko Bronze
Wrestling 1996 European Wrestling Championships Igor Grabovetchi Silver
Wrestling 1996 European Wrestling Championships Sergei Mureiko Bronze
Wrestling 2001 European Wrestling Championships Ghenadie Tulbea Gold
Wrestling 2002 European Wrestling Championships Ghenadie Tulbea Silver
Wrestling 2005 European Wrestling Championships Ghenadie Tulbea Gold
Wrestling 2006 European Wrestling Championships Ludmila Cristea Silver
Wrestling 2010 European Wrestling Championships Andrei Perpeliţă Bronze
Wrestling 2011 European Wrestling Championships Ludmila Cristea Silver
Wrestling 2011 European Wrestling Championships Natalia Budu Bronze
Wrestling 2011 European Wrestling Championships Nicolae Ceban Bronze
Wrestling 2012 European Wrestling Championships Ludmila Cristea Bronze
Wrestling 2014 European Wrestling Championships Victor Ciobanu Silver
Wrestling 2014 European Wrestling Championships Andrei Perpeliţă Bronze
Wrestling 2014 European Wrestling Championships Nicolae Ceban Bronze
Wrestling 2014 European Wrestling Championships Natalia Budu Bronze

World Championships[edit]

Sport Event Athlete Result
Archery 1993 World Indoor Archery Championships Natalia Valeeva Silver
Archery 1995 World Archery Championships Natalia Valeeva Gold
Archery 1995 World Indoor Archery Championships Natalia Valeeva Gold
Boxing 2001 Women's World Amateur Boxing Championships Irina Smirnova Bronze
Judo 1997 World Judo Championships Victor Florescu Silver
Judo 1997 World Judo Championships Victor Bivol Bronze
Judo 2011 World Judo Championships Sergiu Toma Bronze
Swimming 1993 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) Serghei Mariniuc Silver
Taekwondo 2015 World Taekwondo Championships Aaron Cook Bronze
Weightlifting 1995 World Weightlifting Championships Vadim Vacarciuc Bronze
Weightlifting 2003 World Weightlifting Championships Vadim Vacarciuc Bronze
Weightlifting 2005 World Weightlifting Championships Alexandru Bratan Silver
Wrestling 1993 World Wrestling Championships Sergei Mureiko Silver
Wrestling 1994 World Wrestling Championships Lukman Jabrailov Gold
Wrestling 1994 World Wrestling Championships Victor Peicov Silver
Wrestling 1995 World Wrestling Championships Sergei Mureiko Silver
Wrestling 2003 World Wrestling Championships Ghenadie Tulbea Silver
Wrestling 2014 World Wrestling Championships Mihai Sava Bronze

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