Romania at the 2014 Winter Olympics

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Romania at the
2014 Winter Olympics
Flag of Romania.svg
IOC code ROU
NOC Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee
Website www.cosr.ro (Romanian) (English) (French)
in Sochi
Competitors 24 in 7 sports
Flag bearer Éva Tófalvi (opening[1][2]
and closing)[3]
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

Romania competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, from 7 to 23 February 2014. A team of 24 athletes in seven sports was announced on 24 January 2014, representing a decline of five athletes from four years prior.[4] The best results were two 17th places in bobsleigh.

Alpine skiing[edit]

According to the final quota allocation released on 20 January 2014, Romania had two male athletes and a female athlete in qualification position.[5]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ioan Valeriu Achiriloaie Men's downhill N/A 2:17.46 46
Men's combined DNF
Alexandru Barbu Men's giant slalom 1:29.47 52 1:29.77 47 2:59.24 48
Men's slalom 52.82 44 59.84 21 1:52.66 21
Ania Monica Caill Women's downhill N/A DNF
Women's super-G N/A 1:33.73 30
Women's combined 1:51.91 34 1:02.04 22 2:53.95 22
Women's giant slalom 1:28.53 55 1:28.73 51 2:57.26 51

Biathlon[edit]

Based on their performance at the 2012 and 2013 Biathlon World Championships, Romania qualified 1 man and 1 woman.[6]

Athlete Event Time Misses Rank
Cornel Puchianu Men's sprint 25:50.7 0 (0+0) 30
Men's pursuit 38:19.8 6 (0+2+1+3) 47
Men's individual 56:10.4 4 (0+0+1+3) 60
Éva Tófalvi Women's sprint 22:01.5 1 (1+0) 22
Women's pursuit 32:15.3 3 (1+2+0+0) 26
Women's individual 47:30.8 1 (0+0+1+0) 21
Women's mass start 37:50.9 2 (1+0+0+1) 20

Bobsleigh[edit]

Romania had two sleds in qualification position for a total of four athletes.

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Florin Cezar Crăciun
Nicolae Istrate*
Two-man 57.39 17 57.19 17 57.24 17 57.16 18 3:48.98 17
Dănuț Moldovan
Paul Muntean
Andreas Neagu*
Bogdan Laurentiu Otavă
Four-man 56.25 =23 56.16 22 56.62 27 Did not advance 2:49.03 24
Maria Constantin*
Andreea Grecu
Two-woman 59.04 17 59.08 17 59.38 17 59.09 16 3:56.59 17

* – Denotes the driver of each sled

Cross-country skiing[edit]

According to the final quota allocation released on 20 January 2014, Romania had three athletes in qualification position.[5]

Distance
Athlete Event Classical Freestyle Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Deficit Rank
Paul Constantin Pepene Men's 15 km classical N/A 43:39.4 +5:09.7 62
Men's 30 km skiathlon 37:52.5 45 35:10.4 52 1:13:36.2 +5:20.8 48
Tímea Sára Women's 10 km classical N/A 34:48.2 +6:30.4 62
Women's 15 km skiathlon 22:54.0 60 23:10.5 60 46:43.0 +8:09.4 60
Sprint
Athlete Event Qualification Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Paul Constantin Pepene Men's sprint 3:51.54 65 Did not advance
Daniel Pripici 3:52.68 68 Did not advance
Paul Constantin Pepene
Daniel Pripici
Men's team sprint N/A 26:06.80 9 Did not advance
Tímea Sára Women's sprint 2:48.16 49 Did not advance

Figure skating[edit]

Romania qualified 1 entrant in men's singles.

Athlete Event SP FS Total
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Zoltán Kelemen Men's singles 60.41 24 Q 98.35 23 158.76 23

Luge[edit]

Romania qualified a total of four athletes, and a spot in the team relay for the first time, by virtue of having a sled in all the individual events. The doubles sled (and the mixed relay) could not compete as their sled broke.[7]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Valentin Crețu Men's singles 53.562 31 53.279 27 52.902 28 53.142 32 3:32.885 29
Nicolae Șovǎialǎ
Alexandru Teodorescu
Men's doubles DNS N/A DNS
Raluca Strămăturaru Women's singles 52.862 31 51.821 29 52.238 29 52.083 27 3:29.004 30
Valentin Crețu
Nicolae Șovǎialǎ
Alexandru Teodorescu
Raluca Strămăturaru
Mixed team relay DNS N/A DNS

Skeleton[edit]

Romania had one athlete in qualification position.

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Dorin Dumitru Velicu Men's 58.72 27 58.44 25 58.91 27 Did not advance 2:56.07 25
Maria Marinela Mazilu Women's 59.99 19 59.89 20 59.63 20 59.11 20 3:58.62 20

Ski jumping[edit]

Romania received the following start quotas:[5]

Athlete Event Qualification First round Final Total
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Points Rank
Sorin Iulian Pîtea Men's normal hill 86.0 90.2 45 Did not advance
Men's large hill 101.5 59.6 51 Did not advance

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Băileșteanu, Mugur (21 January 2014). "Eva Tofalvi va fi portdrapelul României la Soci" [Eva Tofalvi will be Romania's flag bearer in Sochi]. http://www.evz.ro/ (in Romanian). Evenimentul Zilei. Retrieved 22 January 2014.  External link in |website= (help)
  2. ^ "Sochi 2014 Opening Ceremony - Flagbearers" (PDF). olympic.org. Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Sochi 2014 Closing Ceremony - Flagbearers" (PDF). The International Olympic Committee (IOC). 23 February 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Romania to send 24 athletes to Sochi Winter Olympics". Shanghai Daily. Bucharest: Xinhua. 
  5. ^ a b c "Summary of Quota allocation as per 20.01.2014" (PDF). www.fis-ski.com. FIS. 20 January 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "2014 Winter Olympics Biathlon NOC quota". Real Biathlon. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Radu Sovaiala si Alexandru Teodorescu nu participa la proba de dublu pentru ca sania s-a stricat" [Radu Alexandru Teodorescu not hesitate and participate in the doubles for the sled broke]. HotNews.ro (in Romanian). 12 February 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 

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