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David Popovici wins new gold medal in European Junior Swimming Championships

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.

Swimmer David Popovici breaks world junior record in men's 200 m freestyle

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.

Sports Minister: Assessment to determine whether female tennis players skipping Olympics should return funding

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.

Judo: Alina Zaharia and Alina Cheru, gold medalists at European Kata Championships

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.

Tennis: Ilona Georgiana Ghioroaie wins ITF tournament in Antalya

Romanian tennis player Ilona Georgiana Ghioroaie (23 years old, 472nd in the WTA) won, on Sunday, the ITF tournament in Antalya, with total prizes of 15,000 dollars, by defeating in the final Slovenian Ziva Falkner, the fourth seed, 6-4, 6-3. Ilona Ghioroaie won her second ITF singles title this year, after last month's performance, also in Antalya. The Romanian has 14 ITF titles in singles.

Tennis: Raluca Olaru qualifies for round of 16 of doubles event at Wimbledon

The Romanian-Ukrainian pair Raluca Olaru/Nadiia Kichenok on Friday qualified for the round of 16 of the women's doubles event at the Wimbledon tennis tournament, the third Grand Slam of the year, after defeating 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5) in front of the pair Sabrina Santamaria (USA)/Tamara Zidansek (Slovenia). Olaru and Kichenok, seeds no.

Tennis: Andreea Mitu and Monica Niculescu advance to Wimbledon ladies' doubles second round

Romanian tennis players Andreea Mitu and Monica Niculescu qualified for the second round of ladies' doubles event at Wimbledon, the third Gland Slam of the year, as they defeated Nicole Melichar (US) and Demi Schuurs (Netherlands) 6-2, 6-3. Mitu and Niculescu managed a remarkable victory, in one hour and 23 minutes, against the fourth seeded pair.

Monica Niculescu- Raluca Olaru duo to compete in Tokyo Summer Olympics

Bucharest, June 30 /Agerpres/ - Chairman of the Romanian Tennis Federation (FRT) Ion Tiriac announced on Wednesday that the Monica Niculescu- Raluca Olaru duo will be the only Romanian athletes qualified for the tennis competition at the Tokyo Olympic Games. "Competing for the Romanian tennis in Tokyo will be a women's double, I mean Monica Niculescu and Raluca Olaru.

Tennis: Irina Begu qualifies for Wimbledon second round

Romanian tennis player Irina Begu qualified for the second round of the Wimbledon tour, the third Grand Slam of the year, after defeating Katie Volynets (USA) by 6-4, 7-5, on Monday, in London. Begu (30 years old, #79 WTA) obtained victory after one hour and 38 minutes. The Romanian was led in the first set by 3-1 and 4-2, but managed to return and to win by 6-4, after four consecutive games.