Romanian - German pair Horia Tecau/Kevin Krawietz qualified for the second round of the US Open men's doubles, the last Grand Slam of the year, after having defeated Marton Fucsovics (Hungary)/Stefano Travaglia (Italy), 6-3, 6-2, in New York on Thursday. The sixth seeded couple, Tecau and Krawietz, played an exact game, without major errors, winning in just 51 minutes.
Three Romanian tennis players: Irina Begu, Andreea Mitu and Raluca Olaru advanced to the second round of the women's doubles event at the US Open, the last Grand Slam tournament of the year, after wins on Thursday in New York. Irina Begu and Andreea Mitu beat the Caroline Garcia (France) / Nadia Podoroska (Argentina) duo 6-4 7-6 (4), in an hour and 45 minutes.
Seed No. 12, Romanian Simona Halep on Wednesday clinched an easy 6-3, 6-1 win against Slovakia's Kristina Kucova at Flushing Meadows - New York, moving to the third round of the US Open.
Romanian tennis player Sorana Cirstea progressed to the women's singles second round of the US Open tournament, the last Grand Slam of the year, after beating 29th -seeded Veronika Kudermetova of Russiah 7- 6 (5) 3-6 6-0 on Tuesday. Cirstea, 31, world number 39, prevailed over 24-year-old Kudermetova, world number 31, in about two hours (2 h 02 min).
Romanian Judoka Alex Bologa grabbed the bronze medal in the 60 kg category, at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo, after winning the match against Uzbek Sherzod Namozov. Bologa (class B1), who thus obtains a new bronze medal at the Paralympic Games, after the one won in 2016, in Rio, won by the opponent's disqualification (class B3), after two minutes and 17 seconds of the "golden score".
Romanian cyclist Eduard Novak, the current Minister of Youth and Sports, won the Paralympic silver medal in the men's C4 4000 m individual pursuit on Friday, at the Izu Velodrome in Tokyo. Despite a better start, Novak was defeated in the gold-medal race by Slovakia's Jozef Metelka.
HC Dobrogea Sud Constanta has won the Romanian Supercup in men's handball, on Wednesday, after defeating CS Dinamo Bucharest with the score of 19-18 (10-10), in the Polyvalent Hall in Alexandria. The team from Constanta has won its second trophy in the Supercup, after their first in 2017, won also over Dinamo and also by a one goal difference, 28-27.
Chairman of the Romanian Cycling Federation (FRC), Alex Ciocan told a news briefing on Wednesday that he and his team "have moved mountains" in order to organize the Tour of Romania, this year in its 54th edition. "A lot of work has been done on this Tour, because in the spring there were some changes inside the federation; until we managed to get organised time passed very quickly.
The Romanian athlete Petronela Budai conquered a gold and a silver medal within the 71 kg category, on Monday evening, at the European Youth and Under-15 Weightlifting Championships in Ciechanow (Poland), according to the Facebook page of the Romanian Weightlifting Federation (FRH).
Romania's Lavinia Vinteleriu won on Friday three silver medals in women's 49 kg weightlifting at the European Youth and U15 Weightlifting Championships in Ciechanów (Poland), the Romanian Weightlifting Federation announced on Facebook.