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, 30.05.2024, 13:45

Romanian swimmer David Popovici, former European and world champion, on Wednesday won the 200 meter free-style race of the Mare Nostrum competition in Barcelona.

The Romanian ended the race in one minute, 44 seconds and 74 hundredths, a new record of the competition. The result also represents Popovici’s personal record this year. The Romanian ended the race almost one second ahead the South-Korean runner-up Sun-woo Hwang, the world champion of this race.

David Popovici is Romania’s greatest hope at the Olympic Games in Paris. His last verification before the summer Olympics will be at the European Championships in Belgrade in June.

Bangkok in Thailand, is hosting until Sunday the last pre-Olympic boxing tournament before Paris. On Tuesday, Romanian boxer Robert Jitaru conceded defeat to US challenger Emilio Garcia on points in the second round of the 63.5 kilogram category.

In the first round match, Jitaru clinched a TKO win against Jinxiang Pan of China.

The event is also being attended by several Romanian pugilists in both the male and female competitions. Romania so far boasts only one athlete qualified for the boxing competitions of the Olympics in Paris, Lacramioara Perjoc in the 54 kilogram category.

Dinamo Bucharest has ended with a win the championship of the National Handball League. This male team coached by Spanish Xavi Pascual on Wednesday secured a 37-21 home win against CSM Bucharest in the season’s last match.

Dinamo has ended the championship unbeaten with 24 wins and two draws. This is their 20th title of champions in men’s handball.

Romania’s national football side is training in Mogosoaia, close to Bucharest for the European Football Championship in Germany. Next week, our footballers will be playing two friendlies, one against Bulgaria on Tuesday and another one against Lichtenstein on Friday. Romania’s first match at the European championships will be against Ukraine on June 17th.

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