German rider Manuel Lettenbichler, reigning champion, is the new leader of the Gold Class at the world's most difficult hard enduro race, Red Bull Romaniacs, reaching its 18th edition - Vertical Madness Reloaded.
Briton Graham Jarvis (Husqvarna) won, on Wednesday, the first stage of the hard enduro rally Red Bull Romaniacs, now at its 18th edition - Vertical Madness Reloaded, and is leader in the Gold class.
Romania has conquered the silver medals in the men's coxless pair race, on Thursday, during the Tokyo Olympic Games, through Marius Cozmiuc and Ciprian Tudosa. The Romanians were timed with 6 minutes 16 seconds 58/100, being overtaken by the Croatian brothers Martin and Valent Sinkovic, 6 min 15 sec 29/100, who led the race from one end to another.
Romania took its first gold medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, on Wednesday, in rowing, in women's double sculls, through Ancuta Bodnar and Simona Radis, who have won outright Final A at the Sea Forest Waterway. Bodnar and Radis, world vice champions (2019, Linz), led the race from start to end, winning with the time of 6 min 41 sec 03/100, setting the best Olympic time as well.
Romania won the silver medals in the Tokyo Olympic Games, on Wednesday, during the men's coxless four race, through Mihaita Tiganescu, Mugurel Semciuc, Stefan Berariu and Cosmin Pascari. The Romanians finished in 5 minutes and 43 seconds 13/100, arriving at 37/100 from the Olympic champions.
Romanian swimmer David Popovici (16 years of age) has qualified on Tuesday for the semifinals of the men's 100m freestyle event in the Olympic Games in Tokyo, with the eighth time of the heats, 48 seconds 03/100. Popovici was fourth in his heat, heat 9, and Italian Thomas Ceccon scored the best timing of the day, 47 sec 71/100.
Romanian boxer Maria Claudia Nechita progressed to the quarter-finals of the women's 54-57 kg category at the Tokyo Olympics after defeating Somali Ramla Said Ahmed Ali by unanimous decision (5-0) on Monday at the Kokugikan Arena. Nechita dominated the fight and scored in rapid jabs. Ramla Said Ahmed Ali was the flag bearer of the Somali delegation to the Tokyo Olympics.
AGERPRES special correspondent Teodor Ciobanu reports: Swimmer David Popovici, who won three gold medals and one silver medal at the European Junior Swimming Championships in Rome, a few weeks ago, managed a formidable performance in the seniors' events as well, at this Olympic Games debut in Tokyo, qualifying with the seventh fastest time in the 200m freestyle final.
Simone Tempestini has recorded a new first for Romanian motorsports, the first special stage won in the European Rally Championship, on Sunday, in the Rally di Roma Capitale 2021, according to a release made public by the Romanian Federation for Motorsports. In 2016, Tempestini, an Italian who gained Romanian citizenship, became a Junior World Rally Champion.
Romanian gymnast Larisa Iordache qualified on Sunday for the balance beam final with the fourth score, 14.133, following the artistic gymnastics women's qualification competition, in the Tokyo Olympic Games. Larisa Iordache, who had announced she would only compete in the balance beam event due to her ankle pains, blamed the landing at the end of the performance on her accident as well.