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, 27.05.2024, 13:45

At the European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships, held last week in Budapest, Romania dominated the junior competitions. The Romanian athletes won four gold medals, three of which in the apparatuses finals, through Amalia Lică, in the hoop, clubs and ribbon, and another one in the team competition, in which Amalia Lică and Lisa Garac competed. In the senior category, Annaliese Drăgan, the only Romanian representative at the rhythmic gymnastics competition at the Olympic Games in Paris, ranked 21st in the final of the individual all-around competition.

 

The Dinamo Bucharest men’s handball team took fourth place at the final tournament of the EHF European League, held over the weekend in Hamburg. On Saturday, the Romanian champions were defeated by the German team Flensburg, score 38 to 32. On Sunday, in the third place match, the Dinamo handball team lost with the score 31 to 32 to another German team, Rhein-Neckar Löwen. The final was won by Flensburg, who defeated Fuchse Berlin 36 to 31.

 

In the Golden League European women’s volleyball competition, held on Sunday, in Blaj, the Romanian national team defeated the Swedish team with the score 3-0. After the first pairs of matches, the Romanians have three victories and a defeat. The last matches in the preliminary phase of the competition will take place on Saturday, against Croatia, and on Sunday, against Spain, both in Gijon. The top four teams will qualify for the Final Four tournament, which will take place on June 15 and 16, in Ostrava. In men’s volleyball, also on Sunday, but in Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania was defeated 3-2 by Portugal. It was the third consecutive defeat of the Romanian volleyball players in the current edition of the Golden League.

 

On Sunday, the list of teams that will represent Romania in the European football competitions, 2024-2025 edition, was completed. In the play-off for the last Romanian place in the Europa Conference League preliminaries, Universitatea Craiova defeated Universitatea Cluj, score 5 to 4. After the regular time, the score was equal, 0-0. After the extra time the score was still level 1-1. So, after the penalty shootout, Craiova scored 4 times, and Cluj, only 3 times. CFR Cluj, the team ranked 2nd in the final ranking of the Romanian Superleague, is still in the Conference League preliminaries. FCSB, Romania’s champion, goes into the Champions League qualifiers. Corvinul Hunedoara, the second league team that won Romania’s Cup, will play in the Europa League preliminaries. (LS)

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