Romania at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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Romania at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg
IOC code ROU
(ROM used at these Games)
NOC Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee
Website www.cosr.ro (Romanian) (English) (French)
in Munich
Competitors 159 (132 men and 27 women) in 16 sports
Flag bearer Aurel Vernescu (Canoe/Kayak)
Medals
Ranked 13th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
3 6 7 16
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

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]

One cyclist represented Romania in 1972.

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]

Fencing at the 1972 Summer Olympics on a Romanian stamp

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
  • Preliminary Round Group C
  • Defeated Norway (18-14)
  • Defeated Spain (15-12)
  • Defeated West Germany (13-11)
  • Main Round Group II
  • Defeated Hungary (20-14)
  • Lost to Yugoslavia (13-14)
  • Final Round, Bronze Medal Match
  • Defeated East Germany (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]

Shooting at the 1972 Summer Olympics on a Romanian stamp

Ten male shooters represented Romania in 1972. Daniel Iuga won silver in the 50 m pistol and Nicolae Rotaru won bronze in the 50 m rifle, prone event.

25 m pistol
50 m pistol
300 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, three positions
50 m rifle, prone
Trap
Skeet

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]

Men's Team Competition
  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
  • Lost to Japan 0-3 (4, 5, 6)
  • Defeated West Germany 3-0 (9,1,8)
  • Lost to Brazil 2-3 (-16,11,-7,11,-12)
  • Defeated Cuba 3-0 (7,15,13)
  • Lost to East Germany 0-3 (-10,-12,-7)
  • Final Round (places 5-8)
  • Defeated South Korea 3-0 (12, 7, 8)
  • Defeated Czechoslovakia 3-1 (-8, 7, 10,14) →5th place
  • Team Roster

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.