Sport in Moldova has reached international levels as individuals compete at the European, World and Olympic levels. Most notably, Moldova has won a range of medals at the European championships in boxing, Judo, weightlifting and wrestling.
Moldova has an increasingly successful team at the FIBA European Championship for Small Countries. There, Moldova has won two silver medals (in 2008 and 2012) for men and two bronze medals (in 2006 and 2016) for women.
Football is the most popular sport in Moldova.
Rugby union is becoming more popular. Since 2004, the number of players at all levels has doubled to 3,200. Despite the hardships and deprivations the national team are ranked 34th in the world. More than 10,000 supporters turn out for home internationals.
Major achievements by sporting event edit
Olympic Games edit
Paralympic Games edit
|Athletics||1996 Summer Paralympics||Nikolai Tchoumak|
|Table tennis||1996 Summer Paralympics||Vladimir Polkanov|
Youth Olympic Games edit
This article needs to be updated.(August 2021)
World Championships edit
World Games edit
|Dancesport||2013 World Games||Gabriele Pasquale Goffredo
European Championships edit
European Games edit
|Wrestling||2015 European Games||Piotr Ianulov|
|Wrestling||2015 European Games||Svetlana Saenko|
|Wrestling||2015 European Games||Alexandru Chirtoaca|
See also edit
- "2006 European Promotion Cup for Women. 18 to 23 Jul. 2006 - Ta' Qali in Malta".
- "2016 FIBA Women's European Championship for Small Countries. 28 Jun. to 3 Jul. 2016 - Gibraltar in Gibraltar".
- "Indian cager Ulhas KS to set to play in Moldovan National League". sportscafe.in. 16 October 2021. Retrieved 10 January 2022.
- Souster, Mark (Oct 27, 2012). "Europe's poor relations show richness of spirit; Mark Souster visits Moldova and discovers a wealth of ambition at all levels in one of the game's new frontiers". The Times (London, England).