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Romania at the 1972 Summer Olympics

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]

Romania at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg
IOC codeROU
(ROM used at these Games)
NOCRomanian Olympic and Sports Committee
Websitewww.cosr.ro (in Romanian) (in English) (in French)
in Munich
Competitors159 (132 men and 27 women) in 16 sports
Flag bearer Aurel Vernescu (Canoe/Kayak)
Medals
Ranked 13th
Gold
3
Silver
6
Bronze
7
Total
16
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Contents

MedalistsEdit

  GoldEdit

 
Romanian delegation at the Opening Ceremony, led by Aurel Vernescu

  SilverEdit

  BronzeEdit

AthleticsEdit

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)

BoxingEdit

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)

CanoeingEdit

CyclingEdit

One cyclist represented Romania in 1972.

Individual road race

DivingEdit

Men's 3m Springboard:

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)

FencingEdit

GymnasticsEdit

HandballEdit

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 -   Bronze Medal (5-1-0)
  • Team Roster

Modern pentathlonEdit

Three male pentathletes represented Romania in 1972.

Men's Individual Competition:

Men's Team Competition:

  • Spirlea, Cosmescu, and Covacs - 13655 points (→ 12th place)

RowingEdit

Men's Coxed Pairs

  • Heat — 7:47.98
  • Repechage — 8:08.34
  • Semi Finals — 8:10.89
  • Final — 7:21.36 (→   Bronze Medal)

ShootingEdit

SwimmingEdit

Men's 100m Freestyle

  • Heat — 55.35s (→ did not advance)

Men's 200m Freestyle

  • Heat — 2:00.23 (→ did not advance)

VolleyballEdit

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 poloEdit

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

WeightliftingEdit

WrestlingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Romania at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-02-20.