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Romania at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Romania competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. Since the nation's participation started in 1900 (and its official debut in 1924), Romanian athletes had appeared in every edition of the Summer Olympic Games, except for two occasions: the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles at the period of the worldwide Great Depression, and the 1948 Summer Olympics in London.

Romania at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Romania.svg
IOC code ROU
NOC Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee
Website www.cosr.ro (in Romanian) (in English) (in French)
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors 96 in 14 sports
Flag bearer Cătălina Ponor (opening)[1]
Simona Pop (closing)
Medals
Ranked 47th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 1 2 4
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

The Romanian team consisted of 97 athletes, 34 men and 63 women, across fourteen sports, their smallest in Summer Olympic history since 1988. For the fourth time in history, Romania fielded more female athletes than males at the Games, due to the proliferation of women in both athletics and rowing making the cut and the comeback of the women's handball squad after being absent from London 2012.

Romania left Rio de Janeiro with four medals (one gold, one silver, and two bronze), signifying the country's poorest performance in Olympic history since 1952.[2][3] The women's épée team brought home Romania's only gold medal at the Games, beating the top-ranked Chinese team in the final match with the help of early unmatched touches from four-time Olympian Ana Maria Brânză.[4] Horia Tecău and his partner Florin Mergea secured a historic first Olympic tennis medal of any color for their team, a silver in the men's doubles.[5] The women's eight rowing squad made a late surge to obtain the final podium spot, while Russian-born Albert Saritov closed out the nation's overall tally at the Games with a bronze in freestyle wrestling.[2] For the first time since 1972, Romanian athletes failed to earn an Olympic medal in artistic gymnastics.

Originally, Romania collected a total of five medals. On October 13, 2016, the International Olympic Committee stripped weightlifter Gabriel Sîncrăian of his bronze medal after he was tested positive for excess testosterone.[6]

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MedalistsEdit

CompetitorsEdit

Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee (Romanian: Comitetul Olimpic și Sportiv Român, COSR) fielded a team of 97 athletes, 34 men and 63 women, to compete across fourteen sports at the Games; it was the nation's smallest delegation sent to the Olympics since 1952.[7] For only the fourth time in history, Romania was represented by more female athletes than males, due to the proliferation of women in both athletics and rowing making the cut, and the comeback of the women's handball squad after being absent from London 2012. Of the 97 participants, thirty-one of them attended at least a single Olympiad, with the rest making their debut in Rio de Janeiro.

For the first time since 1968, Romania did not send any of the artistic gymnastics squads to the Games, snapping the country's medal streak in the team event after four decades.[8] Track and field accounted for the largest number of athletes on the squad with 22 entries. There was a single competitor in boxing, road cycling, rhythmic gymnastics, shooting.

Seven of the past Olympic medalists returned, including defending champion Alin Moldoveanu in men's air rifle shooting, triple jumper Marian Oprea, fencers Tiberiu Dolniceanu (men's sabre) and Ana Maria Brânză (women's épée), judoka Corina Căprioriu (women's 57 kg), and gymnastics veterans Marian Drăgulescu, who owned a career tally of three medals leading to his fourth Games, and three-time champion Cătălina Ponor, who was selected as the nation's flag bearer in the opening ceremony, the first done by a gymnast in Romania's Olympic history.[1][9]

Other notable competitors on the Romanian team included tennis player Horia Tecău and his new partner Florin Mergea (both world no. 3) in the men's doubles, Russian-born freestyle wrestler Albert Saritov, handball team captain Aurelia Brădeanu, and coxswain and former gymnast Daniela Druncea of the women's eight rowing crew. Fourteen-year-old swimmer Ana Iulia Dascăl, who entered the Games through a universality invitation, was Romania's youngest competitor, with race walker Claudia Ștef rounding out the lineup as the oldest member (aged 38).

AthleticsEdit

Romanian athletes have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event):[10][11]

A total of 18 athletes (six men and twelve women) were selected to the Romanian track and field team for the Games, including two-time Olympian Ancuța Bobocel (women's 3000 m steeplechase) and Athens 2004 silver medalist Marian Oprea (men's triple jump).[12]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Marius Ionescu Marathon 2:17:27 37
Alexandru Nicolae Soare 2:31:53 127
Marius Cocioran 50 km walk DNF
Narcis Stefan Mihaila 4:02:46 30
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Marian Oprea Triple jump NM Did not advance
Andrei Gag Shot put 20.40 13 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Bianca Răzor 400 m 52.42 6 Did not advance
Claudia Bobocea 800 m 2:03.75 6 Did not advance
Florina Pierdevară 2:03.32 7 Did not advance
Ancuța Bobocel 3000 m steeplechase 9:46.28 13 Did not advance
Sanda Belgyan
Anamaria Ioniță
Andrea Miklos
Adelina Pastor
4 × 400 m relay 3:29.87 7 Did not advance
Daniela Cârlan Marathon N/A DNF
Paula Todoran N/A 2:48.54 101
Andreea Arsine 20 km walk N/A 1:38:16 45
Ana Veronica Rodean N/A 1:38:42 50
Claudia Ștef N/A 1:41:47 57
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Alina Rotaru Long jump 6.40 18 Did not advance
Cristina Bujin Triple jump 13.38 30 Did not advance
Elena Andreea Panțuroiu 14.00 16 Did not advance

BoxingEdit

Romania has entered one boxer to compete in the following weight classes into the Olympic boxing tournament. Mihai Nistor was the only Romanian finishing among the top two of his respective weight division in the AIBA Pro Boxing series.[13]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Mihai Nistor Men's super heavyweight Bye   Ishaish (JOR)
L 1–2
Did not advance

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

Romania has qualified one rider in the men's Olympic road race by virtue of his top 200 individual ranking in the 2015 UCI Europe Tour.[14]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Serghei Țvetcov Men's road race DNF

FencingEdit

Romanian fencers have qualified a full squad in the women's team épée by virtue of their top 4 national finish in the FIE Olympic Team Rankings.[15] Meanwhile, 2012 Olympic silver medalist Tiberiu Dolniceanu secured a spot on the Romanian team in the men's sabre by finishing among the top 14 individual fencers in the FIE Adjusted Official Rankings.[16] Foil fencer Mălina Călugăreanu rounded out the Romanian roster by finishing among the top four individuals at the European Zonal Qualifier in Prague, Czech Republic.

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
Tiberiu Dolniceanu Men's sabre N/A   Sun W (CHN)
W 15–7
  van Holsbeke (BEL)
W 15–13
  Szilágyi (HUN)
L 10–15
Did not advance
Ana Maria Brânză Women's épée Bye   Mallo (FRA)
W 15–8
  Choi I-j (KOR)
L 8–15
Did not advance
Simona Gherman Bye   Rembi (FRA)
L 10–13
Did not advance
Simona Pop   MacKinnon (CAN)
L 10–15
Did not advance
Ana Maria Brânză
Loredana Dinu
Simona Gherman
Simona Pop
Women's team épée N/A Bye   United States (USA)
W 24–23
  Russia (RUS)
W 45–31
  China (CHN)
W 44–38
 
Mălina Călugăreanu Women's foil   Bulcão (BRA)
L 12–15
Did not advance

GymnasticsEdit

ArtisticEdit

Romania did not send any all-around teams to the Olympics for the first time since 1968, despite Cătălina Ponor coming out of retirement.[8] This ended the streak of winning a team medal in the event since 1976.[17] Romania has entered three artistic gymnasts into the Olympic competition. Four-time Olympic medalist Marian Drăgulescu claimed his Olympic spot in the men's apparatus and all-around events at the 2015 World Championships, while two more places were awarded to one Romanian male and female gymnast, who participated at the Olympic Test Event in Rio de Janeiro.[18][19]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Andrei Muntean All-around 13.733 12.500 13.700 14.633 15.466 Q 13.833 83.865 36 Did not advance
Parallel bars N/A 15.466 N/A 15.466 9 Q N/A 15.600 N/A 15.600 6
Marian Drăgulescu Floor 12.800 N/A 12.800 67 Did not advance
Vault N/A 15.283 N/A 15.283 5 Q N/A 15.449 N/A 15.449 4
Horizontal bar N/A 12.166 12.166 70 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
V UB BB F V UB BB F
Cătălina Ponor Balance beam N/A 14.900 N/A 14.900 5 Q N/A 14.000 N/A 14.000 7
Floor N/A 14.200 14.200 14 Did not advance

RhythmicEdit

Romania has qualified one rhythmic gymnast in the individual all-around for the Games by claiming one of eight available Olympic spots at the Olympic Test Event in Rio de Janeiro.[20]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Hoop Ball Clubs Ribbon Total Rank Hoop Ball Clubs Ribbon Total Rank
Ana Luiza Filiorianu Individual 16.850 16.800 16.808 17.000 67.458 22 Did not advance

HandballEdit

Summary

Key:

  • ET – After extra time
  • P – Match decided by penalty-shootout.
Team Event Group Stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Romania women's Women's tournament   Angola
L 19–23
  Brazil
L 13–26
  Montenegro
W 25–21
  Spain
W 24–21
  Norway
L 27–28
5 Did not advance 9

Women's tournamentEdit

The Romanian women's handball team qualified for the Olympics by virtue of a top two finish at the second meet of the Olympic Qualification Tournament in Aarhus, Denmark.[21]

Team roster

The following is the Romanian roster in the women's handball tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics. view · talk

Head coach:   Tomas Ryde

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
3 LB Gabriella Szűcs (1984-08-31)31 August 1984 (aged 31) 1.79 m 5 3   Dunărea Brăila
5 RB Melinda Geiger (1987-03-28)28 March 1987 (aged 29) 1.77 m 70 165   Brest Bretagne Handball
7 CB Eliza Buceschi (1993-08-31)31 August 1993 (aged 22) 1.75 m 26 54   FC Midtjylland
8 LB Cristina Neagu (1988-08-26)26 August 1988 (aged 27) 1.80 m 128 521   Budućnost
9 CB Aurelia Brădeanu (1979-05-05)5 May 1979 (aged 37) 1.79 m 253 637   CSM București
11 LB Gabriela Perianu (1994-06-20)20 June 1994 (aged 22) 1.87 m 23 45   Dunărea Brăila
12 GK Ionica Munteanu (1979-01-07)7 January 1979 (aged 37) 1.75 m 17 0   Universitatea Cluj-Napoca
15 LW Valentina Ardean-Elisei (1982-06-05)5 June 1982 (aged 34) 1.75 m 205 807   S.C.M. Craiova
22 P Oana Manea (1985-04-18)18 April 1985 (aged 31) 1.75 m 274 355   CSM București
25 LW Camelia Hotea (1984-10-28)28 October 1984 (aged 31) 1.74 m 38 60   Corona Brașov
30 GK Paula Ungureanu (1980-03-30)30 March 1980 (aged 36) 1.80 m 140 2   CSM București
85 P Florina Chintoan (1985-12-06)6 December 1985 (aged 30) 1.78 m 106 140   Universitatea Cluj-Napoca
88 RB Patricia Vizitiu (1988-10-15)15 October 1988 (aged 27) 1.77 m 35 48   HCM Râmnicu Vâlcea
89 RW Laura Chiper (1989-08-21)21 August 1989 (aged 26) 1.73 m 15 30   Corona Brașov
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Brazil (H) 5 4 0 1 138 117 +21 8 Quarter-finals
2   Norway 5 4 0 1 141 121 +20 8
3   Spain 5 3 0 2 125 116 +9 6
4   Angola 5 2 0 3 116 128 −12 4
5   Romania 5 2 0 3 108 119 −11 4
6   Montenegro 5 0 0 5 107 134 −27 0
Source: IHF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored; 7) Draw.
(H) Host.
6 August 2016 (2016-08-06)
19:50
v
Romania   19–23   Angola Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance: 4,465
Referees: Koo, Lee (KOR)
Neagu 8 (9–11) Guialo 5
  2×  Report   3× 

8 August 2016 (2016-08-08)
16:40
v
Brazil   26–13   Romania Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Belo 8 (14–9) Neagu 6
  2×  1×  Report   2× 

10 August 2016 (2016-08-10)
11:30
v
Romania   25–21   Montenegro Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Rashed, El-Sayed (EGY)
Neagu 10 (11–9) K. Bulatović 9
  3×  Report   4× 

12 August 2016 (2016-08-12)
14:40
v
Romania   24–21   Spain Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Bonaventura, Bonaventura (FRA)
Neagu 9 (13–11) three players 4
  2×  Report   3× 

14 August 2016 (2016-08-14)
16:40
v
Norway   28–27   Romania Future Arena, Rio de Janeiro
Referees: Alpaidze, Berekzina (RUS)
Kristiansen 7 (14–13) Neagu 11
  3×  Report   3× 

JudoEdit

Romania has qualified a total of four judokas for the following weight classes at the Games. Daniel Natea, Monica Ungureanu, London 2012 Olympian Andreea Chițu and silver medalist Corina Căprioriu were ranked among the top 22 eligible judokas for men and top 14 for women in the IJF World Ranking List of May 30, 2016.[22][23]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Daniel Natea Men's +100 kg N/A   Yea-on (THA)
W 100–000
  Tangriev (UZB)
L 000–110
Did not advance
Monica Ungureanu Women's −48 kg N/A   van Snick (BEL)
L 000–100
Did not advance
Andreea Chițu Women's −52 kg N/A Bye   Gómez (ESP)
W 101–000
  Giuffrida (ITA)
L 000–001
Did not advance   Miranda (BRA)
L 010–100
Did not advance 7
Corina Căprioriu Women's −57 kg N/A Bye   Gjakova (KOS)
W 002–000
  Lien C-l (TPE)
W 100–000
  R Silva (BRA)
L 000–010
Bye   Monteiro (POR)
L 000–001
5

RowingEdit

Romania has qualified a total of five boats for each of the following rowing classes into the Olympic regatta. Three rowing crews confirmed Olympic places for their boats at the 2015 FISA World Championships in Lac d'Aiguebelette, France, while the rowers competing in the women's lightweight double sculls and women's eight were further added to the Romanian roster as a result of their top two finish at the 2016 European & Final Qualification Regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland.[24][25]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
George Alexandru Palamariu
Cristi-Ilie Pîrghie
Pair 6:51.71 3 SA/B Bye 6:48.17 6 FB 7:13.68 12
Vlad-Dragos Aicoboae
Marius Vasile Cozmiuc
Constantin Adam
Toader-Andrei Gontarau
Four 6:02.56 4 R 6:39.64 4 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mădălina Bereș
Laura Oprea
Pair 7:18.16 5 R 7:55.25 1 SA/B 7:29.20 4 FB 7:19.63 9
Gianina-Elena Beleaga
Ionela-Livia Lehaci
Lightweight double sculls 7:07.29 3 R 8:00.47 1 SA/B 7:21.38 4 FB 7:24.61 8
Mădălina Bereș
Andreea Boghian
Adelina Boguș
Roxana Cogianu
Iuliana Popa
Laura Oprea
Mihaela Petrilă
Ioana Strungaru
Daniela Druncea (cox)
Eight 6:16.24 3 R 6:32.63 2 FA Bye 6:04.10  

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

ShootingEdit

Romania has received a wildcard invitation from ISSF to send London 2012 champion Alin Moldoveanu in the men's air rifle to the Olympics, as long as the minimum qualifying score (MQS) was met by March 31, 2016.[26][27]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Alin Moldoveanu Men's 10 m air rifle 622.7 19 Did not advance

Qualification Legend: Q = Qualify for the next round; q = Qualify for the bronze medal (shotgun)

SwimmingEdit

Romanian swimmers have so far achieved qualifying standards in the following events (up to a maximum of 2 swimmers in each event at the Olympic Qualifying Time (OQT), and potentially 1 at the Olympic Selection Time (OST)):[28][29]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Robert Glință 100 m backstroke 53.51 9 Q 53.34 NR 4 Q 53.50 8
200 m backstroke 1:57.91 18 Did not advance
Marius Radu 100 m freestyle 49.57 38 Did not advance
Norbert Trandafir 50 m freestyle 22.10 16 Q 21.99 14 Did not advance
Alin Coste
Daniel Macovei
Marius Radu
Norbert Trandafir
4 × 100 m freestyle relay 3:17.03 16 N/A Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ana Iulia Dascăl 100 m freestyle 58.72 36 Did not advance

Table tennisEdit

Romania has fielded a team of five athletes into the table tennis competition at the Games. Ovidiu Ionescu, along with two-time Olympians Elizabeta Samara and Daniela Dodean, were automatically selected among the top 22 eligible players each in their respective singles events based on the ITTF Olympic Rankings.[30] Meanwhile, Adrian Crișan granted an invitation from ITTF to compete in the men's singles as one of the next seven highest-ranked eligible players, not yet qualified, on the Olympic Ranking List.

Hungarian-born Bernadette Szőcs was awarded the third spot to build the women's team for the Games by virtue of a top 10 national finish in the ITTF Olympic Rankings.[31]

Athlete Event Preliminary Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Adrian Crișan Men's singles Bye   Achanta (IND)
W 4–1
  Lebesson (FRA)
W 4–3
  Lee S-s (KOR)
W 4–3
  Zhang Jk (CHN)
L 0–4
Did not advance
Ovidiu Ionescu Bye   Ni Alamian (IRI)
W 4–1
  Gardos (AUT)
W 4–1
  Freitas (POR)
L 1–4
Did not advance
Daniela Dodean Women's singles Bye   Das (IND)
W 4–0
  Li Q (POL)
W 4–1
  Fukuhara (JPN)
L 0–4
Did not advance
Elizabeta Samara Bye   Lin G (BRA)
W 4–0
  Ding N (CHN)
L 0–4
Did not advance
Daniela Dodean
Elizabeta Samara
Bernadette Szőcs
Women's team N/A   South Korea (KOR)
L 2–3
Did not advance

TennisEdit

Romania has entered seven tennis players into the Olympic tournament. Irina-Camelia Begu (world no. 28), Simona Halep (world no. 5), and Monica Niculescu (world no. 37) qualified directly among the top 56 eligible players for the women's singles based on the WTA World Rankings, while London 2012 Olympian Horia Tecău teamed up with his partner Florin Mergea in the men's doubles by virtue of his top 10 ATP ranking as of June 6, 2016.[32][33] Andreea Mitu and Raluca Olaru received a spare ITF Olympic place freed up by the Italians to join Begu and Niculescu in the women's doubles.[34]

On July 15, 2016, Halep pulled out from the Games due to her concerns about the Zika virus.[35]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Florin Mergea
Horia Tecău
Doubles   Delbonis/
Durán (ARG)
W 6–3, 6–2
  González/
Reyes-Varela (MEX)
W 6–3, 7–6(11–9)
  Melo/
Soares (BRA)
W 6–4, 5–7, 6–2
  Johnson/
Sock (USA)
W 6–3, 7–5
  López/
Nadal (ESP)
L 2–6, 6–3, 4–6
 
Women
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Irina-Camelia Begu Singles   Hibino (JPN)
L 4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Did not advance
Andreea Mitu   Muguruza (ESP)
L 2–6, 2–6
Did not advance
Monica Niculescu   Cepede Royg (PAR)
W 6–2, 6–3
  Kuznetsova (RUS)
L WO
Did not advance
Irina-Camelia Begu
Monica Niculescu
Doubles N/A   Chan H-c /
Chan Y-j (TPE)
L 7–5, 4–6, 3–6
Did not advance
Andreea Mitu
Raluca Olaru
N/A   Babos /
Jani (HUN)
W 6–3, 6–4
  Makarova /
Vesnina (RUS)
L 1–6, 4–6
Did not advance
Mixed
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Irina-Camelia Begu
Horia Tecău
Doubles   Radwańska/
Kubot (POL)
W 6–4, 6–7(1–7), [10–8]
  Štěpánek /
Hradecká (CZE)
L 4–6, 5–7
Did not advance

WeightliftingEdit

Romanian weightlifters have qualified three men's and two women's quota places for the Rio Olympics based on their combined team standing by points at the 2014 and 2015 IWF World Championships. The team must allocate these places to individual athletes by June 20, 2016.

On November 19, 2015, the International Weightlifting Federation decided to strip one men's entry place from Romania because of "multiple positive cases" of doping.[36]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Dumitru Captari Men's −77 kg 145 14 145 DNF
Gabriel Sîncrăian Men's −85 kg 173 5 217 1 390 DSQ
Florina-Sorina Hulpan Women's −69 kg 100 12 100 DNF
Andreea Aanei Women's +75 kg 120 6 145 10 265 8

WrestlingEdit

Romania has qualified a total of four wrestlers for each of the following weight classes into the Olympic competition. One of them finished among the top six to book Olympic spot in the men's Greco-Roman 98 kg at the 2015 World Championships, while another Olympic berth was awarded to Romanian wrestler, who progressed to the top two finals of the women's freestyle 48 kg at the 2016 European Qualification Tournament.[37]

Three further wrestlers claimed Olympic slots to round out the Romanian roster at the Olympic Qualification Tournaments; two of them at the initial meet in Ulaanbaatar and one more in the men's freestyle 98 kg at the final meet in Istanbul.[38]

Key:

  • VT – Victory by fall.
  • PP – Decision by points – the loser with technical points.
  • PO – Decision by points – the loser without technical points.
  • ST – Great superiority – the loser without technical points and a margin of victory of at least 8 (Greco-Roman) or 10 (freestyle) points.
Men's freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Ivan Guidea −57 kg Bye   Atlı (TUR)
W 3–1 PP
  Dubov (BUL)
L 0–5 VT
Did not advance 11
Albert Saritov −97 kg Bye   Ceban (MDA)
W 3–1 PP
  Snyder (USA)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance Bye   Cortina (CUB)
W 3–1 PP
  Odikadze (GEO)
W 4–0 ST
 
Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Ion Panait −66 kg   Albiev (RUS)
L 1–3 PP
Did not advance 12
Alin Alexuc-Ciurariu −98 kg Bye   El-Said (EGY)
W 3–1 PP
  Aleksanyan (ARM)
L 0–4 ST
Did not advance Bye   Timoncini (ITA)
W 3–0 PO
  İldem (TUR)
L 0–3 PO
5
Women's freestyle
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
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Alina Vuc −48 kg Bye   Phogat (IND)
L 0–4 ST
Did not advance 18

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ReferencesEdit

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