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, 04.04.2024, 01:45

The Romanian weightlifter Andreea Cotruţa this past Wednesday had a lackluster performance competing in the 59-kilogram category as part of the World Weightlifting Championships in Thailand’s Phuket, a mandatory qualifying competition ahead of the 2024 edition of the Olympic Games. Cotruţa came in 22nd in the snatch style, with a deadlift of 94 kilograms, having failed an attempt to lift 93 kilograms. With 108 kilograms, North-Korean weightlifter Il Gyong Kim emerged as winner. In the clean-and-jerk style, Cotruţa came in 21st, with a deadlift of 113 kilograms, having then twice failed to deadlift 118 kilograms.

 

Gold went to China’s Shifang Luo, with a deadlift of 140 kg. Cotruta came in 20th with a combined deadlift of 207 kilograms, according to the final rankings, while Luo won gold, with 248 kg. In the 55-kilogram category on Tuesday, Mihaela-Valentina Cambei won two silver medals in the snatch style and combined, and a bronze medal, in the clean-and-jerk style. Loredana Toma in the 71-kilogram category is the last Romanian weightlifter set to prove her mettle in the competition.

 

This past Wednesday in the WTA 250 tennis tournament in Bogota, the Romanian Irina Bara advanced to the quarterfinals of the event with 260 thousand USD in prize money. In the tournament’s round of 16, Bara defeated Brazil’s Laura Pigossi, 3-6, 7-6, 6-4. Irina Bara received a check worth 6, 608 USD and was granted 54 WTA points. In the quarterfinals, Irina goes against Italy’s Sara Errani. We recall Errani outclassed 3rd-seeded player in Bogota, Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4. Head-to-heads have revealed a 1-all draw between Bara and Errani.

 

In the quarterfinals of Romania’s Cup in football on Wednesday, FC Voluntari grabbed a 4-2 away win against FC U Craiova 1948 after the penalty shootouts. The scoreboard displayed a blank draw after the 90-minute regular time and extra time. Also on Wednesday, Universitatea Cluj grabbed a 1-nil home win against FC Hermannstadt Sibiu. Second-league team Corvinul Hunedoara on Tuesday grabbed a 4-nil home win against CFR Cluj. The quarterfinal’s last fixture on Thursday sees Universitatea Craiova taking on Oţelul Galaţi.

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