Romania won 12 medals in the 46th edition of the Balkan Table Tennis Championships in Albena (Bulgaria), 5 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze. In the men's singles, Cristian Chirita won the gold, after victories in a row, defeating in the final Turk Batuhan Ulucak, 4-1 (11-7, 11-7, 11-4, 9-11, 11-8).
Romania's men's tennis team defeated Portugal's team, 3-1, in the first round of the World Group I of the Davis Cup, after Marius Copil won, 6-3, 2-6, 6-4, against Joao Sousa, at the Horia Demian Sports Hall in Cluj-Napoca, on Sunday.
The Romanian juniors won on Sunday five medals in the European Aerobic Championships in Pesaro, Italy, one gold, two silver and two bronze. Romania has managed to get the gold in the final of the aerobic dance event (Darius Branda, Madalin Boldea, Mirela Frincu, Daria Mihaiu, Larisa Suiu, Vladut Popa), 17.650, ahead of Russia (17.400) and Hungary (17.250).
Romanian athlete Alina Rotary Kottmann came in third in the long jump event on Saturday in Kip Keino Classic, carried out in Naironbi, Kenya, the last stage of the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold. Rotaru jumped 6.5 metres in the last attempt, after her best attempt had been 6.34 m.
Romania conquered the gold medal in the mixed doubles event at the Table Tennis Balkan Championships in Albena, Bulgaria, on Saturday, through pairing Cristian Chirita/Andreea Dragoman, who defeated Turks Zihni Batuhan Sahin/Merve Ozturk, 3-0 (11-7, 11-7, 11-4).
The Romanian athlete Catalin Tecuceanu on Tuesday won the 800 m race in the Zagreb competition, the "Boris Hanzekovic" Memorial, a stage of the World Athletics Continental Tour 2021, with a new national record, 1 min 44 sec 93/100. The old record dates from April 9, 1985 and belonged to Petre Dragoescu, timed in Kobe (Japan) in 1 min 45 sec 41/100.
Romanian gymnast Maria Sorina Ceplinschi won the beam and floor finals, held on Sunday at the World Challenge Cup in Mersin (Turkey), while Gabriel Burtanete placed third in the vault event. In the balance beam event, Ceplinschi won with 12,750, followed by Croatian Ana Derek (12,600) and Hungarian Csenge Maria Bacskay (12,100).
Skopje, Sept 8 /Agerpres/ - Romania's national football team coach Mirel Radoi has made one change for Wednesday's match with Northern Macedonia's Group J in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers at the Todor Proeski Arena in Skopje, compared to the match with Iceland and seven compared to the match versus Liechtenstein.
Romania won ten medals, 5 gold and 5 silver, on Sunday at the European Rowing Under-23 Championships in Kruszwica (Poland), and Simona Radis set a world record in women's singles skulls, according to a press release issued to AGERPRES. Romania placed first in the ranking by nation. "The extraordinary performance of the Romanian rowers, as we have already become accustomed to!
Romania's multiple Olympic canoeing medallist Ivan Patzaichin has died at the age of 71, the Romanian Olympic Committee (COSR) announced on its Facebook page on Sunday. "He's a legend ... a champion has turned into a star. Ivan Patzaichin has left us. His story is the story of success, common sense and fine character.