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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.

#AGERPRES130/Olympic Champion Szabo: 130 years of history, 130 years of news

Through the AGERPRES National News Agency, the public in Romania can select the objective information that it needs, Olympic Champion Gabriela Szabo says in a message sent on 130th anniversary since the news agency started its activity. "First of all, allow me to wish you happy birthday! 130 years of history, 130 years of work, 130 years of news.

Athletics: Gabriel Bularda, gold medal at European Mountain Running Championships in Skopje

Romanian athlete Gabriel Bularda won the gold medal in the juniors' individual competition on Sunday, in the European Mountain Running Championships of Skopje (Macedonia), according to the website of the Romanian Athletics Federation.

Romania has to break the ice in events for older athletes, says retired champion Szabo

AGERPRES special correspondent Teodora Oprea reports: Aboard a TAROM flight on Thursday carrying her to the 33rd edition of the European Indoor Athletics Championships, to be hosted by Prague City, March 5-8, Romania's Minister of Youth and Sports Gabriela Szabo, a retired multiple-time athletics champion herself, said Romania will hopefully break the ice in the events for older athletes.

Romanian sport legend Iolanda Balas-Soter celebrates 78th anniversary

Romanian athletics legend, high jump Olympic champion Iolanda Balas-Soter celebrates her 78th anniversary on Friday.

The only Romanian athlete who was two times Olympic champion celebrated her birthday while having an active life, namely president of the Romanian Athletics Foundation and honorary president of the Romanian Athletics Federation

Athletics: Balkaniad broadcast live online on

For the first time since their inception, the Balkan Athletics Championships can be watched live online, on the official website of the Romanian Athletics Federation (FRA),, the 73rd edition, also the first time when all 15 member states of the Association of the Balkan Athletic Federations are participating, taking place i