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, 11.03.2024, 13:45

Romanian athletes walked away with four medals from the European Throwing Cup held in Leira, Portugal. Alin Firfirică became gold medalist in the discus throw event on Saturday, while on Sunday, Bianca Ghelber and Alexandru Novac won silver in the hammer throw and javelin events of the same competition. Also in the javelin throw, but in the under-23 competition, Vlad Alexandru Turcu stepped onto the podium’s third step.

 

Friday and Saturday saw the quarter-finals matches of the regional ice hockey competition Erste League. ACSH Gheorgheni is leading 2-0 the Hungarian side Ujpest, after a 2-1 win on Friday and 4-3 on Saturday on their own ground. Sport Club Miercurea Ciuc secured a 2-1 and 1-0 away victories against Budapest Jegkorong Academia. In Brașov, southern Romania, local side Corona conceded defeats to Jegesmedvek Miskolc, 3-2 in the first match and 3-1 in the second. The matches are taking place after ‘the best in seven games’ system.

 

CSM CSU Constanța and CSM Târgoviște won the semis of Romania’s Cup in women’s basketball held in Sfântu Gheorghe on Sunday. CSU defeated the title-holder Sepsi Sfântu Gheorghe, 88-80. The vice-champions managed their second win this season against the en titre champions from Covasna. In the other semifinals game, CSM Târgoviște outperformed CSM Alexandria, 81-54. The finals is due on Monday.

 

Last weekend saw the football games counting towards the 30th leg of Romania’s Superleague. Friday saw five matches: CFR, on their own turf, secured a 1-0 win against Hermannstadt. Dinamo obtained the same 1-0 win in Bucharest against UTA Arad. In Ploiești, Sepsi Sfântu Gheorghe clinched a 2-1 victory against local side Petrolul. FC Voluntari versus Universitatea Cluj and FC Botoșani versus Farul Constanța ended in goaless draws.

 

At the National Arena in Bucharest on Saturday Rapid secured a 4-0 win against the team, which tops the table, FCSB. On Sunday in a local derby in Craiova, southern Romania, Universitatea obtained a 2-1 win against FCU 1948.

The leg’s last match pitches Oțelul Galați against Poli Iași on Monday. FCSB goes into the play-off with 32 points followed by Rapid with 28, CFR with 27, Universitatea Craiova, with 25, then Farul and Sepsi, each with 22 points. In the play-offs first leg, on Friday Rapid takes on Farul Constanta in Bucharest, while on Saturday, CFR Cluj plays at home Universitatea Craiova. FCSB is taking on Sepsi in Bucharest on Sunday.

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