RRI Live!

Listen to Radio Romania International Live

Sports Roundup

The latest in handball, athletics, rugby, and football

Sports Roundup
Sports Roundup

, 04.03.2024, 13:45

Romania’s women’s handball team has qualified for the 2024 European Championships hosted by Austria, Hungary and Switzerland. On Sunday night, in Group 1, Romania, missing its star players Cristina Neagu and Crina Pintea, defeated Croatia away from home 25-23. Romania, which tops the group standings with 8 points, is yet to play against Bosnia-Hertegovina away from home and against Greece at home. The top 2 teams in each group qualify into the final tournament, along with the best 4 teams having ranked 3rd in each group.

 

The Kenyan-born Romanian athlete Joan Chelimo Melly won Sunday’s semi-marathon race in Paris, and set a new national record on this occasion. Coached by Carol Şanta at the Dinamo Bucharest club, Joan Chelimo Melly has qualified to the Paris Olympics marathon event this summer. She finished the race in one hour, 6 minutes and 57 seconds, followed by the Kenyan athletes Veronica Loleo and Jesphine Jepleting, respectively. Romania’s previous semi-marathon record, 1 hour 7 minutes and 45 seconds, had been set by another Kenyan-born athlete, Stella Rutto, on 21 February 2021.

 

At the Glasgow World Athletics Indoor Championships, the Romanian athlete Alina Rotaru-Kottmann finished 8th in the long jump finals. Two other Romanians, Diana Ion and Andreea Taloş, came out 9th and 10th in the triple jump final.

 

Romania’s rugby team played on Saturday against Georgia, away from home, in the semi-finals of the 2024 Rugby Europe Championship. Georgia won the match, 43-5. In the other semi-final, on Sunday, Portugal defeated Spain, 33-30. The finals are scheduled on the 17 March in Paris, with Romania and Spain playing for the 3rd place, and Georgia and Portugal competing for the trophy.

 

This past weekend also saw matches counting towards the 29th round of the Romanian football SuperLeague. On Friday, Poli Iaşi drew against Dinamo Bucharest, 0-0. On Saturday, UTA Arad beat FCU Craiova 3-2, FC Hermannstadt defeated Oţelul Galaţi 4-1, and Farul Constanţa drew against CFR Cluj, 1-1. On Sunday, Universitatea Cluj defeated FC Botoşani 1-0 while FCSB outplayed Petrolul Ploieşti 1-0, with two other matches, Sepsi Sfântu Gheorghe vs FC Voluntari and Universitatea Craiova vs Rapid Bucharest scheduled for Monday. FCSB rank first in the current standings, with 64 points, followed by Rapid (51) and CFR Cluj (50). (AMP)

Sports weekend
Sport Friday, 12 July 2024

Sports weekend

Romania’s national rugby team in a test match takes on the team of Canada. The game is scheduled in Ottawa on Friday night, when in Bucharest it is...

Sports weekend
Sports Roundup
Sport Thursday, 11 July 2024

Sports Flash

The German cyclist Florian Lipowitz has won the 2024 edition of Sibiu Cycling Tour, The cyclist of the Red Bull – Bora – Hansgrohe team was...

Sports Flash
Photo: pixabay.com
Sport Wednesday, 10 July 2024

Olympia’s legends

We are two weeks away from the kick-start of the Olympic games in Paris. Our Olympic history retrospect series, based on the collection interviews...

Olympia’s legends
The Athletes of the Week
Sport Tuesday, 09 July 2024

The Athletes of the Week

The 33rd edition of the Summer Olympic Games will kick off on July 26 in Paris. The opening ceremony will most likely be impressive, all the more so...

The Athletes of the Week
Sport Monday, 08 July 2024

Sports roundup

Romania’s men’s national rugby team began their North American tour with a win. They defeated the United States in Chicago 22-20 to win the...

Sports roundup
Sport Friday, 05 July 2024

Sports weekend

The domestic football season has begun with the Romanian Supercup final. Romanian champions FCSB defeated trophy holders, the second tier side...

Sports weekend
Sport Thursday, 04 July 2024

Sports Flash

Romania’s national football delegation Wednesday night returned from Germany where they participated in EURO 2024. It was late at night, yet at the...

Sports Flash
Sport Wednesday, 03 July 2024

Radio Romania International Sports club

The Romanian national football team’s midsummer dream has been shattered. In Germany, the national squad was unable to go past EURO 2024’s round...

Radio Romania International Sports club

Partners

Muzeul Național al Țăranului Român Muzeul Național al Țăranului Român
Liga Studentilor Romani din Strainatate - LSRS Liga Studentilor Romani din Strainatate - LSRS
Modernism | The Leading Romanian Art Magazine Online Modernism | The Leading Romanian Art Magazine Online
Institului European din România Institului European din România
Institutul Francez din România – Bucureşti Institutul Francez din România – Bucureşti
Muzeul Național de Artă al României Muzeul Național de Artă al României
Le petit Journal Le petit Journal
Radio Prague International Radio Prague International
Muzeul Național de Istorie a României Muzeul Național de Istorie a României
ARCUB ARCUB
Radio Canada International Radio Canada International
Muzeul Național al Satului „Dimitrie Gusti” Muzeul Național al Satului „Dimitrie Gusti”
SWI swissinfo.ch SWI swissinfo.ch
UBB Radio ONLINE UBB Radio ONLINE
Strona główna - English Section - polskieradio.pl Strona główna - English Section - polskieradio.pl
creart - Centrul de Creație Artă și Tradiție al Municipiului Bucuresti creart - Centrul de Creație Artă și Tradiție al Municipiului Bucuresti
italradio italradio
Institutul Confucius Institutul Confucius
BUCPRESS - știri din Cernăuți BUCPRESS - știri din Cernăuți

Affiliates

Euranet Plus Euranet Plus
AIB | the trade association for international broadcasters AIB | the trade association for international broadcasters
Digital Radio Mondiale Digital Radio Mondiale
News and current affairs from Germany and around the world News and current affairs from Germany and around the world
Comunità radiotelevisiva italofona Comunità radiotelevisiva italofona

Providers

RADIOCOM RADIOCOM
Zeno Media - The Everything Audio Company Zeno Media - The Everything Audio Company