Romanian Athletics Federation
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 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.
Romanian athlete Alexandru Novac of CSM Bucharest has won the men's javelin throw event at the Motonet EspooGrand Prix 2019 competition in Espoo, Finland, with a 79.70m throw, according to the website of the Romanian Athletics Federation.
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.
Romania won the top spot in the general ranking of the Balkan Athletics Championships held in Stara Zagora (Bulgaria), with 23 medals, 9 of which were gold, 8 silver and 6 bronze.
Greek followed on the second spot, with 8-9-5 (22 medals) and Serbia ranked 3rd, 8-2-2 (12 medals).
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.
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 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
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), www.fra.ro, 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