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Romania at the 2000 Summer Olympics

Romania competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. 145 competitors, 71 men and 74 women, took part in 116 events in 16 sports.[1] At the Games, there was some controversy when gymnast Andreea Răducan was stripped of her individual all-around gold medal after testing positive for a stimulant. Răducan had taken cold medicine containing pseudoephedrine given to her by a team doctor.[2]

Romania at the
2000 Summer Olympics
Flag of Romania.svg
IOC codeROU
(ROM used at these Games)
NOCRomanian Olympic and Sports Committee
Websitewww.cosr.ro ‹See Tfd›(in Romanian) ‹See Tfd›(in English) ‹See Tfd›(in French)
in Sydney
Competitors145 (71 men and 74 women) in 16 sports
Flag bearer Elisabeta Oleniuc-Lipă
Medals
Ranked 11th
Gold
11
Silver
6
Bronze
9
Total
26
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Contents

MedalistsEdit

These games were Romania's best showing, both in number of gold medals and total medals won at a non-boycotted games.

  1. ^ a b Medals were awarded on 25 September 2000 after Andreea Răducan disqualified due to medical substance.[2]

AthleticsEdit

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Florin Ionescu 3000 m steeplechase 8:37.44 27 Did not advance
Costică Bălan 20 km walk N/A 1:23:42 18
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Bogdan Ţărus Long jump 8.00 12 q 8.00 9
Ionuţ Pungă Triple jump 16.72 14 Did not advance
Gheorghe Guşet Shot put 18.56 30 Did not advance
Costel Grasu Discus throw NM Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Otilia Silvia Ruicu 400 m 52.65 27 Q 52.28 22 Did not advance
Elena Iagăr 800 m 2:07.56 30 Did not advance
Elena Iagăr 1500 m 4:11.35 21 N/A 4:14.75 23 Did not advance
Gabriela Szabo 4:08.33 3 Q N/A 4:07.38 11 4:05.27  
Violeta Szekely 4:10.18 11 N/A 4:06.60 7 Q 4:05.15  
Gabriela Szabo 5000 m 15:08.36 2 Q N/A 14:40.79 OR  
Ionela Tirlea 400 metres hurdles 56.40 16 q N/A 54.70 5 q 54.35 6
Anuța Cătună Marathon N/A DNF
Alina Gherasim N/A 2:36:16 29
Lidia Şimon N/A 2:23:22  
Norica Câmpean 20 km walk N/A 1:31:50 6
Ana Maria Groza N/A 1:33:38 13
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Oana Pantelimon High jump 1.94 12 Q 1.99  
Monica Iagăr 1.94 10 Q 1.93 9
Cristina Elena Nicolau Triple jump 14.14 10 q 14.17 6
Nicoleta Grasu Discus throw 58.57 19 Did not advance
Ana Mirela Ţermure Javelin throw 56.31 22 Did not advance
Felicia Ţilea-Moldovan 58.75 15 Did not advance
Combined events – Heptathlon
Athlete Event 100H HJ SP 200 m LJ JT 800 m Final Rank
Viorica Tigau Result 13.39 1.72 11.53 24.80 6.01 43.48 2:19.65 5893 18
Points 1066 879 630 905 853 732 828

BoxingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Marian Velicu Light Flyweight   Ramazan Ballioğlu  (TUR)
W 20–8
  Maikro Romero (CUB)
L RSC
Did not advance
Bogdan Dobrescu Flyweight   Yang Xiangzhong (CHN)
W 12–3
  Manuel Mantilla (CUB)
L RSC
Did not advance
George Olteanu Bantamweight   Artur Mikaelyan (GRE)
W 7–2
  César Morales (MEX)
W RSC
  Clarence Vinson (USA)
L 19–26
Did not advance
Ovidiu Bobîrnat Featherweight   Bekzat Sattarkhanov (KAZ)
L 5–14
Did not advance
Gheorghe Lungu Lightweight   Adisu Tebebu (ETH)
W 15–3
  Cristián Bejarano (MEX)
L 11–14
Did not advance
Dorel Simion Welterweight   Mosolesa Tsie (LES)
W RSC
  Roberto Guerra (CUB)
W 11–7
  Steven Küchler (GER)
W 26–14
  Oleg Saitov (RUS)
L 10–19
Did not advance  
Marian Simion Light middleweight   Ciro Di Corcia (ITA)
W 19–8
  José Luis Zertuche (MEX)
W RSC
  Frédéric Esther (FRA)
W RSC
  Pornchai Thongburan (THA)
W 26–16
  Yermakhan Ibraimov (KAZ)
L 23–25
 
Oleksandr Zubrihin Middleweight   Abdelghani Kinzi (ALG)
W 19–8
  Jitender Kumar (IND)
W 12–3
  Jorge Gutiérrez (CUB)
L KO
Did not advance
Claudio Rîşco Light Heavyweight   Sergey Mihaylov (UZB)
L 6–15
Did not advance
Constantin Onofrei Super Heavyweight BYE   Samuel Peter (NGR)
L 14–17
Did not advance

CanoeingEdit

SprintEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Florin Huidu C-1 500 m 1:53.076 4 QS 1:53.277 4 Did not advance
C-1 1000m 3:56.770 5 QS 4:03.910 5 Did not advance
Florin Popescu
Mitică Pricop
C-2 500 m 1:41.904 1 QF BYE 1:54.260  
C-2 1000 m 3:37.340 1 QF BYE 3:37.355  
Geza Magyar K-1 500 m 1:42.733 3 QS 1:41.482 4 Did not advance
Marian Băban K-1 1000 m 3:45.127 5 QS 3:47.215 7 Did not advance
Vasile Curuzan
Romică Şerban
K-2 500 m 1:33.184 4 QS 1:32.975 6 Did not advance
Vasile Curuzan
Sorin Petcu
Romică Şerban
Marian Sîrbu
K-4 1000 m 3:05.341 5 QS 3:05.101 6 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Sanda Toma K-1 500 m 1:54.738 4 QS 1:56.310 5 Did not advance
Raluca Ioniţǎ
Mariana Limbău
K-2 500 m 1:43.204 4 QS BYE 1:59.264 4
Raluca Ioniţǎ
Mariana Limbău
Elena Radu
Sanda Toma
K-4 500 m 1:35.935 3 QF BYE 1:37.010  

Qualification Legend: 'R = Qualify to repasage; QS = Qualify to semi-final; QF = Qualify directly to final

DivingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Gabriel Chereches 3 m springboard 318.27 35 Did not advance
10 m platform 320.61 30 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Preliminaries Semifinals Final
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Clara Elena Ciocan 3 m springboard 265.29 21 Did not advance
Anişoara Oprea 221.82 36 Did not advance

FencingEdit

Five fencers, three men and two women, represented Romania in 2000.

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Mihai Covaliu Men's sabre Bye   Jaskot (POL)
W 15–12
  Lapkes (BLR)
W 15–11
  Tuoya (FRA)
W 15–12
  Kothny (GER)
W 15–12
  Gourdain (FRA)
W 15–12
 
Victor Gaureanu Bye   Tarantino (ITA)
W 15–10
  Pilett (FRA)
W 15–10
  Gourdain (FRA)
L 14–15
Did not advance
Florin Lupeică   Maya (CUB)
W 15–10
  Köves (HUN)
L 14–15
Did not advance
Mihai Covaliu
Victor Gaureanu
Florin Lupeică
Men's team sabre N/A   Poland (POL)
W 45-20
  Russia (RUS)
L 28-45
  Germany (GER)
L 27-45
4
Women
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Laura Cârlescu-Badea Women's foil Bye   Dussu (CUB)
W 15–6
  Jie (CHN)
W 15–7
  Bianchedi (ITA)
W 15–4
  Vezzali (ITA)
L 8–15
  Trillini (ITA)
L 9–15
4
Reka Zsofia Lazăr-Szabo Bye   Mahoney (CAN)
W 15–10
  Marsh (USA)
W 15–7
  Vezzali (ITA)
L 8–9
Did not advance

GymnasticsEdit

HandballEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Points
  South Korea 4 4 0 0 131 100 +31 8
  Hungary 4 2 1 1 119 106 +13 5
  France 4 2 0 2 90 93 -3 4
  Romania 4 1 1 2 99 101 -2 3
  Angola 4 0 0 4 98 137 -39 0
September 19, 2000
Romania   25 – 34   South Korea
September 21, 2000
Angola   25 – 35   Romania
September 23, 2000
Romania   21 – 21   Hungary
September 25, 2000
France   21 – 18   Romania

Quarter-finalsEdit

September 28, 2000
Norway   28 – 16   Romania

5–8th placeEdit

September 30, 2000
Austria   29 – 23   Romania

7th placeEdit

October 1, 2000
Brazil   33 – 38   Romania

JudoEdit

Modern pentathlonEdit

RowingEdit

ShootingEdit

SwimmingEdit

Men's 200 m Freestyle

  • Preliminary Heat — 1:50.20 (→ did not advance)

Men's 400 m Freestyle

  • Preliminary Heat — 03:48.77
  • Final — 03:47.38 (→ 5th place)

Men's 1500 m Freestyle

  • Preliminary Heat — 15:12.64 (→ did not advance)

Men's 100 m Butterfly

  • Preliminary Heat — 54.13 (→ did not advance)

Men's 200 m Butterfly

  • Preliminary Heat — 01:59.48 (→ did not advance)

Men's 100 m Backstroke

  • Preliminary Heat — 56.35 (→ did not advance)

Men's 200 m Backstroke

  • Preliminary Heat — 01:59.79
  • Semi-final — 01:59.44
  • Final — 01:59.05 (→ 6th place)

Men's 200 m Individual Medley

  • Preliminary Heat — 02:02.48
  • Semi-final — 02:02.02 (→ did not advance)

Men's 400 m Individual Medley

  • Preliminary Heat — 04:17.11
  • Final — 04:20.91 (→ 7th place)

Men's 4 × 200 m Freestyle

  • Preliminary Heat — 07:24.06 (→ did not advance)

Women's 200 m Freestyle

  • Preliminary Heat — 02:00.18
  • Semi-final — 01:59.54
  • Final — 01:59.46 (→ 7th place)

Women's 400 m Freestyle

  • Preliminary Heat — 04:11.92 (→ did not advance)
  • Preliminary Heat — 04:13.89 (→ did not advance)

Women's 100 m Butterfly

  • Preliminary Heat — 59.72
  • Semi-final — 59.12
  • Final — 59.43 (→ 8th place)

Women's 200 m Breaststroke

  • Preliminary Heat — 02:27.59 (→ did not advance)

Women's 100 m Backstroke

  • Preliminary Heat — 01:01.18
  • Semi-final — 01:00.70
  • Final — 01:00.21 (→   Gold Medal) — Olympic Record

Women's 200 m Backstroke

  • Preliminary Heat — 02:09.21
  • Semi-final — 02:09.64
  • Final — 02:08.61 (→   Gold Medal)

Women's 200 m Individual Medley

  • Preliminary Heat — 02:13.72
  • Semi-final — 02:13.31
  • Final — 02:12.57 (→   Silver Medal)
  • Preliminary Heat — 02:29.58 (→ did not advance)

Women's 400 m Individual Medley

  • Preliminary Heat — 04:41.04
  • Final — 04:37.18 (→   Bronze Medal)

Women's 4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay

  • Preliminary Heat — 03:48.78 (→ did not advance)

Women's 4 × 200 m Freestyle Relay

  • Preliminary Heat — 08:05.24
  • Final — 08:01.63 (→ 4th place)

Women's 4 × 100 m Medley Relay

  • Preliminary Heat — 04:23.56 (→ did not advance)

Table tennisEdit

TennisEdit

WeightliftingEdit

Men

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
1 2 3 1 2 3
Adrian Jigău – 56 kg 122.5 127.5 127.5 152.5 157.5 157.5 275.0 6
Valeriu Calancea – 85 kg 155.0 160.0 162.5 195.0 205.0 205.0 365.0 10
Florin Vlad – 105 kg 175.0 180.0 185.0 215.0 220.0 225.0 405.0 7
Marius Alecu + 105 kg 165.0 170.0 175.0 215.0 220.0 220.0 390.0 15

WrestlingEdit

NotesEdit

  • Wallechinsky, David (2004). The Complete Book of the Summer Olympics (Athens 2004 Edition). Toronto, Canada. ISBN 1-894963-32-6.
  • International Olympic Committee (2001). The Results. Retrieved 12 November 2005.
  • Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (2001). Official Report of the XXVII Olympiad Volume 1: Preparing for the Games. Retrieved 20 November 2005.
  • Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (2001). Official Report of the XXVII Olympiad Volume 2: Celebrating the Games. Retrieved 20 November 2005.
  • Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (2001). The Results. Retrieved 20 November 2005.
  • International Olympic Committee Web Site

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Romania at the 2000 Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 10 March 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Raducan tests positive for stimulant" Associated Press, 26 September 2000