Romania at the Olympics

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Romania at the Olympic Games

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IOC code  ROU
NOC Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee
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Olympic history
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Winter Games

Romania first participated at the Olympic Games in 1900, with a single participant. The National Olympic Committee for Romania is the Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee, and was created and recognized in 1914. The nation first sent a team to compete at the Games in 1924, and has only missed two editions each of the Summer Olympic Games and Winter Olympic Games since then. Notably, Romania was the lone Eastern Bloc nation to participate at the 1984 Summer Olympics, which the other nations boycotted. That was also Romania's most successful Olympic Games: they won 20 gold medals and 53 medals total.

Romanian athletes have won a total of 307 medals, with gymnastics as the top medal-producing sport. Romania has won the second highest total number of medals (after Hungary) of nations that have never hosted the Games.

History[edit]

From the 1972 Summer Games through the 2012 Summer Games, Romania had qualified a women's team for the gymnastics team all-around. They had won medals at every Olympics from the 1976 Summer Games through to the 2012 Summer Games. However the women's team failed to qualify for the 2016 Summer Games, ending the 40-year run in medals, and the 44-year run of having a team at the Olympics.[1][2][3]

Medal tables[edit]

Medallists[edit]

Summer medallists with minimum 2 gold[edit]

Athlete Sport Years Gender Gold Silver Bronze Total
Nadia Comăneci Gymnastics 1976–1980 F 5 3 1 9
Elisabeta Lipă Rowing 1984–2004 F 5 2 1 8
Georgeta Damian Rowing 2000–2008 F 5 0 1 6
Ivan Patzaichin Canoeing 1968–1984 M 4 3 0 7
Doina Ignat Rowing 1992–2008 F 4 1 1 6
Ecaterina Szabo Gymnastics 1984 F 4 1 0 5
Viorica Susanu Rowing 2000–2008 F 4 0 1 5
Daniela Silivaș Gymnastics 1988 F 3 2 1 6
Simona Amânar Gymnastics 1996–2000 F 3 1 3 7
Constanța Burcică Rowing 1992–2008 F 3 1 1 5
Elena Georgescu Rowing 1992–2008 F 3 1 1 5
Cătălina Ponor Gymnastics 2004–2012 F 3 1 1 5
Liliana Gafencu Rowing 1996–2004 F 3 0 0 3
Veronica Cochelea Rowing 1988–2000 F 2 3 1 6
Lavinia Miloșovici Gymnastics 1992–1996 F 2 1 3 6
Rodica Arba Rowing 1980–1988 F 2 1 1 4
Olga Homeghi Rowing 1980–1988 F 2 1 1 4
Toma Simionov Canoeing 1980–1984 M 2 1 0 3
Ioana Olteanu Rowing 1992–2000 F 2 1 0 3
Sandra Izbașa Gymnastics 2008–2012 F 2 0 2 4
Leon Rotman Canoeing 1956–1960 M 2 0 1 3
Simona Păucă Gymnastics 1984 F 2 0 1 3
Iolanda Balaș Athletics 1960–1964 F 2 0 0 2
Marioara Popescu Rowing 1984–1996 F 2 0 0 2
Diana Mocanu Swimming 2000 F 2 0 0 2
Angela Alupei Rowing 2000–2004 F 2 0 0 2
Monica Roșu Gymnastics 2004 F 2 0 0 2

Winter medallists[edit]

Athlete Sport Years Gender Gold Silver Bronze Total
Ion Panţuru Bobsleigh 1968 M 0 0 1 1
Nicolae Neagoe Bobsleigh 1968 M 0 0 1 1

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