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Table tennis: Romania's women's team qualifies for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Romania's women's table tennis team qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on Friday, after defeating India, 3-2, in the decisive match of the 2020 ITTF World Team Qualification Tournament in Gondomar (Portugal). The victory point was brought by Daniela Monteiro Dodean, who defeated Manika Batra, the best Indian player, 3-1 (11-8, 11-4, 3-11, 11-2).

Tecau-Rojer duo advances to Australian Open men's doubles second round

Tennis duo Horia Tecau of Romania and Jean-Julien Rojer of the Netherlands on Wednesday progressed to the second round of the men's doubles event at Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year, after defeating Dominic Inglot (GB)/Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (Pak) 6-1 3-6 6-2. Seed number eight prevailed in an hour and 36 minutes.

Bodybuilding: Romania to host European Championships in Targu Mures, in 2020

Romania on Friday received the approval to organise the European Bodybuilding & Fitness Championships this year, on October 25, in Targu Mures, the President of the Romanian Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation (FRCF), Gabriel Toncean, wrote on his Facebook page. "A new extraordinary news for those who love our beautiful sport in Romania, and not only.

Tennis: Simona Halep advances to 3rd spot in WTA ranking

Romanian tennis player Simona Halep has climbed one spot advancing to the third position in the world ranking of professional tennis players (Women's Tennis Association - WTA), released on Monday.

Romania's Bogdan advances to round of 16 at Open BLS De Limoges

Romanian tennis player Ana Bogdan qualified on Wednesday for the round of 16 at the WTA tournament - Open BLS De Limoges in Limoges (France), with prizes worth 115,000 US dollars, after defeating Dutch Arantxa Rus, with a score of 7-6, 6-2. The Romanian national (aged 27, WTA's 105th) managed to win the event after one hour and 32 minutes.

Cristina Simion, women's world champion at the long distance in Argentina's World Mountain Running Championships

The Romanian athlete Cristina Simion with the CSA Steaua, has won on Saturday the gold medal at the World Mountain Running Championships of the Villa La Angostura (Argentina), according to the Romanian Athletics Federation (FRA) website. Cristina Simion finished first the 41.05 kilometers in 3h 49min 57sec, thus outrunning the French athletes Adeline Roche and Blandine L'Hirondel.

Romania wins five medals at the Balkan Cross Country Championships

Romania won five medals, one gold, two silver and two bronze, on Saturday at the 63rd edition of the Balkan Cross Country Championships in Berane, Montenegro, according to the website of the Romanian Athletics Federation. The only gold medal went to the junior women's team, made up of Madalina Sarbu, Angela Olenici, Helen Pacurariu Nagy, and Georgiana Simion.

Training for potential large-scale disasters

A Greek rescue team takes part in the European Union's international disaster management exercise (MODEX) in Portugal on Tuesday. Teams from Denmark, Spain, Greece, the Netherlands and Romania took part. [Tiago Petinga/EPA]

Former world number one tennis player Halep to bear Romania's flag at 2020 Summer Olympics

President of the Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee (COSR) Mihai Covaliu said on Wednesday that former world number one tennis player Simona Halep will be recommended to be Romania's flag bearer at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, with the final decision to be made by COSR Executive Committee. "Simona Halep is said to be one of Romania's most iconic athletes.

Romania's Grigoriu wins silver, bronze at European Junior&U-23 Weightlifting Championships in Bucharest

Romanian s female weightlifter Maria Luana Grigoriu won on Tuesday the silver and bronze medals in the women's U-20 64 kilogram category at the ongoing at the European Junior&U-23 Weightlifting Championships in Bucharest. Grigoriu, only took 5th place in the snatch event (89 kilos), but rebounded spectacularly to clean and jerk 116 kilos and won the silver medal.