Tokyo – Slovenia’s Darko Jorgić, who advanced to the quarter finals in the men’s singles table tennis event at the Tokyo Olympics in what was the best Slovenian Olympic result in table tennis so far, will not compete for medals in this category as he lost to the sixth-ranked Lin Yun-Ju of Taiwan on Wednesday.
Romania took its first gold medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, on Wednesday, in rowing, in women's double sculls, through Ancuta Bodnar and Simona Radis, who have won outright Final A at the Sea Forest Waterway. Bodnar and Radis, world vice champions (2019, Linz), led the race from start to end, winning with the time of 6 min 41 sec 03/100, setting the best Olympic time as well.
Tokyo – Slovenia’s Ivan Trajković finished fifth in taekwondo at the Tokyo Olympics after missing bronze by a whisker in the men’s +80kg event, having to concede to South Korea’s In Kyo-don, the number 2 seed, 4:5.
This is Trajković’s best Olympic result after he placed 11th at the 2012 Olympics in London. He failed to make it to the Rio Games four years later.
Romanian swimmer David Popovici (16 years of age) has qualified on Tuesday for the semifinals of the men's 100m freestyle event in the Olympic Games in Tokyo, with the eighth time of the heats, 48 seconds 03/100. Popovici was fourth in his heat, heat 9, and Italian Thomas Ceccon scored the best timing of the day, 47 sec 71/100.
Tokyo – Slovenian judoka Tina Trstenjak has won the silver medal in the 63kg category at the Tokyo Olympics. The second-best-ranked in the category had to concede to the top-ranked Clarisse Agbegnenou of France on Tuesday in what was a replay of the gold medal match from the previous Olympics where Trstenjak won.
AGERPRES special correspondent Teodor Ciobanu reports: Fourth place in the 200 m freestyle event, at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, is an excellent result for a 16 year old swimmer, David Popovici, who has all the qualities of becoming a superstar at the pool, but yet there remains a shadow of regret that he did not profit from the opportunity and didn't take a bronze medal for only 2/100.