The Romanian-Dutch pair Andreea Mitu/Rosalie van der Hoek on Tuesday evening qualified for the quarterfinals of the doubles event of the tennis tournament in Palermo (WTA), equipped with total prizes worth 189,708 euros, after scoring 4-6, 6-4, 10-7 against Lara Arruabarrena (Spain)/Beatrice Gumulya (Indonesia). The 2nd seeded sealed their victory after an hour and 29 minutes of playing.
Romanian-American pair Irina Bara/Varvara Lepchenko on Tuesday qualified for the quarterfinals of the doubles event of the WTA 250 tennis tournament in Gdynia (Poland), with total prizes of 235,238 dollars, after defeating 7-6 (3), 7-6 (6) Polish Ania Hertel/Martyna Kubka. Bara and Lepchenko sealed their victory after almost two hours of playing (1 h 53 min).
Romanian-German pair Horia Tecau/Kevin Krawietz qualified, on Wednesday, for the semifinals of the doubles' event of the 1,030,900-euro Hamburg ATP tournament, after 6-3, 6-2, with German pair Daniel Altmaier/Rudolf Molleker. Top seeds Tecau and Krawietz obtained a quick victory, in just 54 minutes, without losing service, although Altmaier and Molleker had two opportunities to go on break.
The multiple world and European champion in artistic gymnastics Marian Dragulescu said, in an interview granted to AGERPRES, commenting on the isolation that all participants will be subjected to at the Tokyo Olympic Games in the context of the pandemic, that he is willing to accept 2-3 weeks of "prison" for the gold medal.
Romanian boxer Amalia Nita grabbed the gold medal within the limits of the 63 kg weight category on Sunday at the European Junior Boxing Championships in Tbilisi, Georgia, after finally defeating Poland's Karolina Kuhn on points (5-0). Two other Romanians won the silver medals. Angelo Teodosescu (cat.
Romanian athlete David Popovici has conquered, on Sunday evening, the gold medal in the 50 meter free event, in the European Junior Swimming Championships in Rome, Italy, timed at 22/100 seconds. Popovici, a qualified athlete in the Tokyo Olympic Games, was followed in the final ranking by Russian Nikita Chernousov, 22 sec 83/100 and Israeli Martin Kartavi, 22 sec 92/100.
Romanian tennis player Elena Gabriela Ruse won the first WTA title of her career, in Hamburg on Sunday, after defeating German Andrea Petkovic in the final, 7-6 (6), 6-4.
Romanian swimmer David Popovici broke the world junior record in the men's 200 m freestyle on Friday, at the 2021 European Junior Swimming Championships in Rome, securing a place in the final of the event. After taking down the world record in the 100 m freestyle twice in just a few days, the athlete trained by coach Adrian Radulescu clocked 1:45.26 in the 200 m freestyle semifinals.
Minister of Youth and Sports Eduard Novak told a press conference today that the Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee (COSR) must proceed to the evaluation of the financing provided to female tennis players in recent years in order to determine whether they owe money to the state or not, given their refusal to participate in the Tokyo Olympics.
Romanians Alina Zaharia and Alina Cheru won gold medals in the Ju No Kata event, this weekend, at the European Judo Kata Championships in Warsaw. Zaharia and Cheru took the first place in the final, with 424 points, followed by Austrians Hanna and Paula Peinsipp, 406 points, and Italians Laura Bugo and Barbara Bruyni Cerchier, 396.5 points.