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Marco Sovar grabs gold medal at Cairo's Junior Fencing World Championships

Romanian athlete Marco Sovar won the gold medal in the men's sword event on Sunday at the Junior Fencing World Championships in Cairo, after defeating in the finals the South Korean Junseong Park, 15-13. The fencer legitimized at CS Dinamo was led 11-7, but managed to snap back and win, according to the website of the Romanian Fencing Federation.

Romania's Weightlifting Federation's Padure, elected to European Weightlifting Federation's EB

Secretary General of the Romanian Weightlifting Federation (FRH) Alexandru Padure was elected to the Executive Board of the European Weightlifting Federation (EWF) at a poll that took place on Thursday at EWF's congress convention in Moscow. Padure told AGERPRES on Friday that Romania will have another representative on EWF as Georgeta Ion was re-elected to the EWF Technical Committee.

Simona Halep hits her 400th win on WTA main draw

Romanian tennis player Simona Halep claimed her victory with the number 400 on a main WTA draw, 3-6 6-4 6-0 over Caroline Garcia (France) in the second round of the Miami Open on Thursday, according to the official website of the women's professional circuit (WTA). "I'm very happy to hear that. It's impressive that I've won so many matches on the main boards.

Romanian Football Federation head: 'No-fans' scenario for Bucharest EURO 2020 games does not stand

President of the Romanian Football Federation (FRF) Razvan Burleanu told a press conference held today at the end of the meeting of the FRF Executive Committee that the authorities are not considering a scenario where, because of the pandemic, the EURO 2020 matches due to be held in Bucharest should be played to an empty stadium; Burleanu said that there is a consensus at the government level f

Tennis: Jaqueline Cristian, in quarterfinals of WTA tournament in St. Petersburg - her best performance so far

Romanian tennis player Jaqueline Cristian achieved the highest performance of her career by qualifying for the quarterfinals of the WTA 500 tournament in St. Petersburg, with total prizes of 565,530 dollars, by defeating on Wednesday night Latvian player Jelena Ostapenko, in two sets, 6-3, 7-6 (11-9).

Tennis: Sorana Cirstea qualifies for second round of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Romanian tennis player Sorana Cirstea qualified on Monday for the second round of the WTA Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, United Arab Emirates, with total prize money worth 1,835,490 dollars, after she defeated Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko, 6-4, 6-4. Cirstea, (30 years of age, WTA's 67th) won in one hour and 24 minutes to an opponent coming from qualifiers (31 years, WTA's 142nd).

Romania's Tecau progresses to Rotterdam Open men's doubles Q/Fs

Romanian-German duo Horia Tecau/Kevin Krawietz on Tuesday advanced to the men's doubles quarter-finals of the 980,580-euro Rotterdam Open ATP tennis tournament after beating the Marcelo Melo (BRA)/Jean-Julien Rojer (NED) pairing 6-3 3-6 11-9. Tecau and his new teammate defeated their fourth-seeded former teammates in an hour and 17 minutes of balanced play.

Olympic official Covaliu: Covid vaccine not compulsory for athletes to attend Tokyo Olympics

President of the Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee, Mihai Covaliu, declared on Monday that getting the COVID-19 vaccine is not mandatory for athletes to participate in the Tokyo Olympics. "For the time being, vaccination is not compulsory for participation in the Tokyo Olympics. As you know, the vaccination process is in full swing.

Tennis: Irina Begu qualifies for quarterfinals of Phillip Island Trophy (WTA)

Romanian tennis player Irina Begu qualified for the quarterfinals of the Phillip Island Trophy (WTA 250), with total prizes of 235,238 US dollars, after defeating Chinese Qiang Wang, 6-7 (2), 6-2, 6-1, in Melbourne, on Tuesday. Begu (30, WTA's 74) needed two hours and 15 minutes to win the match against seed no. 1, after being led 3-1 and 5-3 in the first set.

Romania's Tig, Begu progress to Phillip Island Trophy 3rd round

Romanian tennis players Patricia Tig and Irina Begu on Monday advanced to the women's singles third round of the 235,238- USD Phillip Island Trophy WTA 250 tennis tournament in Melbourne, Australia. Twenty-six-year old Tig, world number 56, defeated in the second round British Francesca Jones, 20, world number 245 WTA, 6-1 6-4 in an hour and 24 minutes.