Republic of Moldova (MDA)

Overview

NOCComitetul Național Olimpic și Sportiv din Republica Moldova
Flagbearers35

Participants

Olympic Games 150
Youth Olympic Games 47
Other competitors with MDA nationality 23

Description

Moldova was formerly the Soviet Republic of Moldavia, which achieved independence after the Soviet break-up of 1991. Its National Olympic Committee was formed on 29 January 1991 and recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1993. Though the smallest of the former Soviet Republics, a few Moldavan athletes competed from 1952 to 1988 for the Soviet Union, and Moldavan athletes were present at Barcelona in 1992 as members of the Unified Team. During this time Moldovans won 15 medals, including six gold.

Moldova first competed at the Olympics as an independent nation at Lillehammer 1994, represented by one male and one female biathlete. They first competed at the Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, in 1996, and have attended all editions since (both Summer and Winter).

Moldovan athletes have won six medals (two silvers and four bronzes). The nation’s most successful Olympians have been canoeists Nicolae Juravschi and Victor Reneischi, who together won two gold medals competing for the USSR, and then one silver as Moldovans. The other Moldovan silver medal was achieved by sport shooter Oleg Moldovan, in the 2000 10 metres running target event.

Moldovan Winter Olympians have competed in Alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, and luge. Their best finish was an eighth place by Natalia Levcencova in 2006 women’s 15 kilometre biathlon. Three Moldovans have competed in both biathlon and cross-country skiing at the Olympic Winter Games: Ion Bucsa (biathlon in 1998, cross-country in 2002), Alexandra Camenșcic (cross-country in 2010 and both disciplines in 2014), and Elena Gorohova, who had four Olympic Winter Games appearances, competing in biathlon in 1994, 1998, and 2006, and in cross-country skiing in 2002 and 2006.

Participations by edition

Olympic Games

Edition As Men Women Total
1994 Winter Olympics Republic of Moldova 1 1 2 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Republic of Moldova 35 5 40 Results
1998 Winter Olympics Republic of Moldova 1 1 2 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Republic of Moldova 29 5 34 Results
2002 Winter Olympics Republic of Moldova 3 2 5 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Republic of Moldova 26 7 33 Results
2006 Winter Olympics Republic of Moldova 3 3 6 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Republic of Moldova 21 8 29 Results
2010 Winter Olympics Republic of Moldova 5 2 7 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Republic of Moldova 12 8 20 Results
2014 Winter Olympics Republic of Moldova 3 1 4 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Republic of Moldova 14 9 23 Results
2018 Winter Olympics Republic of Moldova 2 0 2 Results
2020 Summer Olympics Republic of Moldova 9 11 20 Results
2022 Winter Olympics Republic of Moldova 2 3 5 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Edition As Men Women Total
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Republic of Moldova 6 5 11 Results
2012 Winter Youth Olympics Republic of Moldova 0 1 1 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Republic of Moldova 6 5 11 Results
2016 Winter Youth Olympics Republic of Moldova 2 0 2 Results
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Republic of Moldova 9 8 17 Results
2020 Winter Youth Olympics Republic of Moldova 2 3 5 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Alpine Skiing (Skiing) 4 0 4 Results
Archery 1 3 4 Results
Athletics 16 16 32 Results
Biathlon 6 6 12 Results
Boxing 5 0 5 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 6 2 8 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 5 2 7 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 7 0 7 Results
Cycling Track (Cycling) 1 0 1 Results
Judo 10 1 11 Results
Luge 2 1 3 Results
Shooting 2 2 4 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 17 5 22 Results
Taekwondo 1 0 1 Results
Tennis 1 0 1 Results
Weightlifting 14 3 17 Results
Wrestling 13 4 17 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Archery 0 2 2 Results
Athletics 2 3 5 Results
Badminton 1 1 2 Results
Biathlon 1 2 3 Results
Boxing 1 0 1 Results
Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) 2 0 2 Results
Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 1 0 1 Results
Judo 2 1 3 Results
Luge 2 2 4 Results
Modern Pentathlon 1 0 1 Results
Rhythmic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 1 1 Results
Rowing 1 0 1 Results
Shooting 2 0 2 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 4 5 9 Results
Table Tennis 1 1 2 Results
Taekwondo 1 0 1 Results
Wrestling 3 4 7 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 2 0 0 2
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 1 1 1 3
1996 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 1 2
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 1 2
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 1 1 2
2008 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1
2020 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 0 1 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Canoe Sprint 0 1 1 2
Shooting 0 1 0 1
Boxing 0 0 2 2
Wrestling 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Wrestling 1 2 1 4
Canoe Sprint 1 0 0 1
Swimming 1 0 0 1
Boxing 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Includes medals won as part of mixed teams.

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Victor Reneischi MDA
URS
0 1 0 1
Nicolae Juravschi MDA
ROU
URS
0 1 0 1
Oleg Moldovan MDA
URS
0 1 0 1
Sergei Mureico BUL
MDA
0 0 1 1
Vitalie Grușac MDA 0 0 1 1
Veaceslav Gojan MDA 0 0 1 1
Serghei Tarnovschi MDA 0 0 1 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Serghei Tarnovschi MDA 1 0 0 1
Alexandrin Guțu MDA 1 0 0 1
Tatiana Salcuțan MDA 1 0 0 1
Iulia Leorda MDA 0 1 0 1
Dmitri Ceacusta MDA 0 1 0 1
Daniil Svaresciuc MDA 0 0 1 1
Tatiana Doncila MDA 0 0 1 1