Open main menu

Unified Team at the 1992 Summer Olympics

The Unified Team (Catalan: Equip Unificat, pronounced [əˈkip unifiˈkat]) at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, was a joint team consisting of twelve of the fifteen former Soviet republics. Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania competed separately. The team has been informally called the Commonwealth of Independent States team, though Georgia was not yet a member of the CIS when it competed as part of the Unified Team. It competed under the IOC country code EUN (from the French Équipe Unifiée). A total of 475 competitors, 310 men and 165 women, took part in 234 events in 27 sports.[1]

Unified Team at the
1992 Summer Olympics
Olympic flag.svg
The Unified Team used the Olympic flag
IOC codeEUN
in Barcelona
Competitors475 (310 men and 165 women) in 27 sports
Flag bearer Aleksandr Karelin (Wrestling)
Medals
Ranked 1st
Gold
45
Silver
38
Bronze
29
Total
112
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

The Unified Team's only other appearance was at the 1992 Winter Olympics.

Contents

MembersEdit

Medals by summer sportEdit

SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
  Artistic gymnastics95418
  Athletics711321
  Wrestling65516
  Swimming6219
  Weightlifting5409
  Shooting5207
  Judo2024
  Fencing1225
  Canoeing1102
  Handball1012
  Rhythmic gymnastics1012
  Basketball1001
  Diving0213
  Boxing0112
  Modern pentathlon0112
  Volleyball0101
  Archery0022
  Tennis0022
  Rowing0011
  Water polo0011
Totals (20 sports)453728110

MedalistsEdit

Nationality in brackets.

GoldEdit

SilverEdit

BronzeEdit

ArcheryEdit

The women earned two bronze medals, one from Natalia Valeeva's individual performance and another from the team competition. In the men's competition, however, defending bronze medallist Vladimir Echeev fell in the round of 16 along with one of the other male Unified Team members, while Vadim Chikarev advanced to the quarterfinal before being defeated.

Women's Individual Competition:

Men's Individual Competition:

Women's Team Competition:

  • Valeeva, Kvrivishvili, and Arzhannikova – Bronze Medal Match (→   Bronze Medal), 3–1

Men's Team Competition:

  • Chikarev, Zabrodski, and Echeev – Quarterfinal, 8th place

AthleticsEdit

Men's CompetitionEdit

Men's 5.000 metres

  • Heat — 13:44.67 (→ did not advance)

Men's 10.000 metres

  • Heat — 28:35.97 (→ did not advance)

Men's 4 × 400 m Relay

  • Heat — 3:05.59 (→ did not advance)

Men's Marathon

Men's 400 m Hurdles

  • Heat — 48.68
  • Semifinal — 49.11
  • Final — 48.63 (→ 6th place)
  • Heat — 51.21 (→ did not advance)

Men's 20 km Walk

Men's 50 km Walk

Men's Long Jump

  • Qualification — 8.09 m
  • Final — 7.98 m (→ 7th place)
  • Qualification — 5.97 m (→ did not advance)

Men's triple jump

  • Qualification — 17.21 m
  • Final — 17.32 m (→ 4th place)
  • Qualification — 16.93 m
  • Final — 17.06 m (→ 7th place)
  • Qualification — 16.91 m
  • Final — 16.86 m (→ 9th place)

Men's Javelin Throw

  • Qualification — 80.22 m
  • Final — 77.74 m (→ 8th place)
  • Qualification — 79.12 m (→ did not advance)
  • Qualification — 76.40 m (→ did not advance)

Men's Hammer Throw

  • Qualification — 78.82 m
  • Final — 82.54 m (→   Gold Medal)
  • Qualification — 76.50 m
  • Final — 81.96 m (→   Silver Medal)
  • Qualification — 79.08 m
  • Final — 81.38 m (→   Bronze Medal)

Men's Shot Put

  • Qualification — 20.24 m
  • Final — 20.94 m (→   Bronze Medal)
  • Qualification — 20.16 m
  • Final — 20.23 m (→ 8th place)
  • Qualification — 18.98 m (→ did not advance)

Men's Discus Throw

  • Qualification — 61.62 m
  • Final — 62.04 m (→ 7th place)
  • Qualification — 60.22 m
  • Final — 61.78 m (→ 8th place)
  • Qualification — 56.94 m (→ did not advance)

Women's CompetitionEdit

Women's 800 metres

  • Heat — 2:00.37
  • Semifinal — 1:58.04
  • Final — 1:55.99 (→   Silver Medal)
  • Heat — 1:58.58
  • Semifinal — 1:58.20
  • Final — 1:57.20 (→ 4th place)
  • Heat — 2:00.27
  • Semifinal — 2:00.64
  • Final — 1:58.13 (→ 8th place)

Women's 10.000 metres

  • Heat — 33:23.02 (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — did not finish (→ did not advance)
  • Heat — did not finish (→ did not advance)

Women's 400 m Hurdles

  • Heat — 55.03
  • Semifinal — 54.53
  • Final — 54.31 (→ 4th place)
  • Heat — 55.25
  • Semifinal — 54.37
  • Final — 54.83 (→ 5th place)
  • Heat — 55.36
  • Semifinal — 53.98
  • Final — 54.83 (→ 6th place)

Women's 10 km Walk

  • Final – 44:33 (→   Silver Medal)
  • Final – 45:23 (→ 8th place)
  • Final — DSQ (→ no ranking)

Women's Marathon

Women's Long Jump

  • Heat — 6.79 m
  • Final — 7.12 m (→   Silver Medal)
  • Heat — 6.86 m
  • Final — 6.68 m (→ 5th place)

Women's High Jump

  • Qualification — 1.92 m
  • Final — 1.83 m (→ 13th place)
  • Qualification — 1.92 m
  • Final — 1.83 m (→ 16th place)
  • Qualification — 1.83 m (→ did not advance)

Women's Javelin Throw

  • Heat — 67.36m
  • Final — 68.26m (→   Silver Medal)
  • Heat — 60.44m
  • Final — 57.32m (→ 9th place)
  • Heat — 57.96 (→ 20th place)

Women's Discus Throw

  • Heat — 67.62m
  • Final — 65.52m (→ 4th place)
  • Heat — 64.68m
  • Final — 64.02m (→ 5th place)
  • Heat — 61.60m
  • Final — 63.74m (→ 7th place)

BadmintonEdit

BasketballEdit

Men's Team CompetitionEdit

  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
  • Defeated Venezuela (78–64)
  • Defeated Australia (85–63)
  • Defeated PR China (100–84)
  • Defeated Lithuania (92–80)
  • Lost to Puerto Rico (70–82)
  • Quarterfinals
  • Defeated Germany (83–76)
  • Semifinals
  • Lost to Croatia (74–75)
  • Bronze Medal Match
  • Lost to Lithuania (78–82) → 4th place
  • Team Roster

Women's Team CompetitionEdit

  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
  • Lost to Cuba (89–91)
  • Defeated Italy (79–67)
  • Defeated Brazil (76–64)
  • Semifinals
  • Defeated United States (79–73)
  • Final
  • Defeated PR China (76–66) →   Gold Medal
  • Team Roster

BoxingEdit

Men's Light-Flyweight (– 48 kg)

Men's Flyweight (– 51 kg)

Men's Bantamweight (– 54 kg)

Men's Featherweight (– 57 kg)

Men's Lightweight (– 60 kg)

Men's Light-Welterweight (– 63.5 kg)

Men's Welterweight (– 67 kg)

Men's Light-Middleweight (– 71 kg)

Men's Middleweight (– 75 kg)

Men's Light-Heavyweight (– 81 kg)

Men's Heavyweight (– 91 kg)

Men's Super-Heavyweight (+ 91 kg)

  • First Round — Bye
  • Second Round — Lost to Larry Donald (USA), RSCI-3 (00:02)

CanoeingEdit

CyclingEdit

DivingEdit

Men's 3 m Springboard

  • Preliminary Round — 384.42 points
  • Final — 627.78 points (→   Bronze Medal)
  • Preliminary Round — 388.26 points
  • Final — 577.92 points (→ 8th place)

Men's 10 m Platform

  • Preliminary Round — 389.28 points
  • Final — 565.95 points (→ 6th place)
  • Preliminary Round — 361.47 (→ did not advance, 16th place)

Women's 3 m Springboard

  • Preliminary Round — 334.89 points
  • Final — 514.14 points (→   Silver Medal)
  • Preliminary Round — 290.46 points
  • Final — 470.67 points (→ 6th place)

Women's 10 m Platform

  • Final — 411.63 points (→   Silver Medal)
  • Final — 398.43 points (→ 5th place)

EquestrianEdit

FencingEdit

GymnasticsEdit

HandballEdit

Men's Team CompetitionEdit

  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
  • Unified Team – Germany 25–15
  • Unified Team – France 23–22
  • Unified Team – Egypt 22–18
  • Unified Team – Spain 24–18
  • Unified Team – Romania 27–25
  • Semi Finals
  • Unified Team – Iceland 23–19
  • Final
  • Unified Team – Sweden 22–20 (→   Gold Medal)
  • Team Roster

Women's Team CompetitionEdit

  • Preliminary Round (Group A)
  • Unified Team – United States 23–16
  • Unified Team – Nigeria 26–18
  • Unified Team – Germany 28–22
  • Semi Finals
  • Unified Team – Norway 20–23
  • Bronze Medal Match
  • Unified Team – Germany 24–20 (→   Bronze Medal)
  • Team Roster

HockeyEdit

JudoEdit

Modern pentathlonEdit

Three male pentathletes represented the Unified Team in 1992. They won silver in the team event and Eduard Zenovka won an individual bronze.

Individual
Team
  • Eduard Zenovka, Anatoly Starostin, Dmitry Svatkovsky

Rhythmic gymnasticsEdit

RowingEdit

SailingEdit

Women's 470 Class

  • Final Ranking — 43.0 points (→ 4th place)

ShootingEdit

SwimmingEdit

Men's 50 m Freestyle

Men's 100 m Freestyle

Men's 200 m Freestyle

Men's 400 m Freestyle

Men's 1500 m Freestyle

Men's 100 m Backstroke

Men's 200 m Backstroke

Men's 100 m Breaststroke

Men's 200 m Breaststroke

Men's 100 m Butterfly

Men's 200 m Butterfly

Men's 200 m Individual Medley

Men's 400 m Individual Medley

Men's 4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay

Men's 4 × 200 m Freestyle Relay

Men's 4 × 100 m Medley Relay

Women's 50 m Freestyle

Women's 100 m Freestyle

Women's 200 m Freestyle

Women's 100 m Backstroke

Women's 200 m Backstroke

Women's 100 m Breaststroke

Women's 200 m Breaststroke

Women's 100 m Butterfly

Women's 200 m Butterfly

Women's 200 m Individual Medley

Women's 4 × 100 m Freestyle Relay

Women's 4 × 100 m Medley Relay

Synchronized swimmingEdit

Table tennisEdit

TennisEdit

Men's Singles Competition

Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final Rank
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Andrei Cherkasov Singles   R. Smith (BAH)
W 6–1, 6–0, 3–6, 6–1
  Goran Prpić (CRO)
W 6–4, 6–7, 6–4, 6–3
  P. Sampras (USA)
W 6–7, 1–6, 7–5, 6–0, 6–3
  J. Oncins (BRA)
W 6–1, 6–4, 6–7, 4–6, 6–2
  J. Arrese (ESP)
L 4–6, 6–7, 6–3, 3–6
Did not advance  
Andrei Chesnokov Singles   S. Edberg (SWE)
W 6–0, 6–4, 6–4
  R. Furlan (ITA)
L 6–7, 4–6, 4–6
Did not advance

Women's Singles Competition

Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final Rank
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Eugenia Maniokova Singles   P. Ritter (AUT)
W 6–1, 7–6
  K. Maleeva (BUL)
W 7–6, 4–6, 6–0
  S. Appelmans (BEL)
L 1–6, 3–6
Did not advance
Leila Meskhi Singles   M. Pierce (FRA)
L 6–7, 5–7
Did not advance
Natasha Zvereva Singles   J. Novotná (TCH)
W 6–1, 6–0
  S. Smith (GBR)
W 6–1, 6–2
  M.J. Fernandez (USA)
L 6–7, 1–6
Did not advance

VolleyballEdit

Women's Team CompetitionEdit

  • Preliminary Round (Group B)
  • Defeated Spain (3–0)
  • Lost to United States (2-3-)
  • Defeated Japan (3–0)
  • Semifinals
  • Defeated Brazil (3–1)
  • Final
  • Lost to Cuba (1–3) →   Silver Medal
  • Team Roster

Water poloEdit

WeightliftingEdit

Weightlifting events, results, and competitors:[3]

Men's Lightweight (– 67.5 kg)
Men's Middleweight (– 75 kg)
Men's Light-Heavyweight (– 82.5 kg)
Men's Middle-Heavyweight (– 90 kg)
Men's Heavyweight I (– 100 kg)
Men's Heavyweight II (– 110 kg)
Men's Super-Heavyweight (+110 kg)

WrestlingEdit

Wrestling events (Freestyle and Greco-Roman), results, and competitors:[4]

FreestyleEdit

Men's freestyle 48 kg (light-flyweight)
Men's freestyle 52 kg (flyweight)
Men's freestyle 57 kg (bantamweight)
Men's freestyle 62 kg (featherweight)
Men's freestyle 68 kg (lightweight)
Men's freestyle 74 kg (welterweight)
Men's freestyle 82 kg (middleweight)
Men's freestyle 90 kg (light-heavyweight)
Men's freestyle 100 kg (heavyweight)
Men's freestyle 130 kg (super-heavyweight)

Greco-RomanEdit

Men's Greco-Roman 48 kg (light-flyweight)
Men's Greco-Roman 52 kg (flyweight)
Men's Greco-Roman 57 kg (bantamweight)
Men's Greco-Roman 62 kg (featherweight)
Men's Greco-Roman 68 kg (lightweight)
Men's Greco-Roman 74 kg (welterweight)
Men's Greco-Roman 82 kg (middleweight)
Men's Greco-Roman 90 kg (light-heavyweight)
Men's Greco-Roman 100 kg (heavyweight)
Men's Greco-Roman 130 kg (super-heavyweight)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Unified Team at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2011-12-28.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Unified Team Rowing at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2015-06-17.
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Unified Team Weightlifting at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2015-06-17.
  4. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Unified Team Wrestling at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2015-06-17.