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On Saturday the Romanian athlete Bianca Ghelber qualified for the upcoming Olympic Games this summer in Paris. The Romanian managed to clear the Olympic qualification threshold in the hammer throw event during a contest held in Nairobi, Kenya. Her third throw measured 74 meters and 6 centimeters, 6 centimeters more than that required by the World Athletics. Ghelber ended the contest on the second position after Janee’ Kassanavoid of the United States who threw 75 meters and 99 centimeters. For Bianca Ghelber, this would be the fourth participation in the Olympic Games, after the editions in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Tokyo 2020. 79 Rormanian athletes have so far qualified for the Olympics in Paris.

 

David Popovici and Vlad Stancu obtined the best results in the National Swimming Championships held these days in Otopeni, close to Bucharest. Popovici compelled recognition in the 50, 100, 200 and 400 meter free-style races, while Stancu, in the 800 and 1500 meters. The two athletes are already qualified for the Olympic Games.

 

In Brăila, eastern Romania, CSM Bucharest has for the third time in a row clinched Romania’s Cup in women’s handball. In the finals, the Romanian champions have outperformed Dunarea Braila 32 – 27. Danish Trine Østergaard scored most of the goals for the Romanian side, 9 while the CSM’s goalie French Laura Glauser, managed no less than 18 savings. In the other game of the finals, Gloria Bistriţa defeated Rapid Bucharest 39-36 in the injury time.

 

The Hungarian tennis player Márton Fucsovics has won the sigles of the ATP 250 Ţiriac Open tournament with 579 thousand euros in prize money. In the finals held on Sunday, he secured a two-set win, 6-4, 7-5, against the Argentine challenger Mariano Navone.

 

Last weekend saw the matches of the fifth leg of the Romanian football Superleague. On Friday, Farul Constanţa clinched a 5-1 home win against CFR Cluj. In a real derby in Bucharest, local sides FCSB and Rapid ended in a two-all draw their match while in Sfantu Gheroghe, central Romania, Universitatea Craiova secured a 3-1 win against local side Sepsi OSK. FCSB tops the table, 11 points ahead of the team coming second, Universitatea Craiova.

 

In the other matches of the league, in Sibiu, local side Hermannstadt and FC Botoşani ended in a one-all draw their match on Friday, while on Saturday, Poli Iasi secured a 3-1 home win against FC Voluntari. FCU Craiova versus Dinamo Bucureşti ended in a draw, one-all. On Sunday, Oţelul Galaţi defeated Universitatea Cluj 1-0 while the leg’s last match pitches Petrolul Ploieşti and UTA Arad on Monday.

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