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SPORTS FLASH
SPORTS FLASH

, 27.10.2023, 13:45

For the first time this season,
all the three Romanian ice hockey sides in the regional competition Erste
League – ACSH Gheorgheni, Corona Braşov and Sports Club Miercurea Ciuc obtained
victories in their home matches on Thursday. ACSH, the defending champions, clinched
a 5-2 win against DEAC Debrecen. Corona Braşov outperformed Dunaujvarosi
Acelbikak 4-2. And Sports Club Miercurea Ciuc secured their first win this
season 4-3 against Ferencvaros Budapest.




Romanian swimmer David Popovici, holder
of the world record in the 100 meter freestyle race, will compete this weekend
in the Marek Petrusewicz Memorial held in Wroclaw, Poland. The competition is
part of Popovici’s training for the European Short Course Championship in Otopeni,
close to Bucharest, over December 5-10. In Wroclaw, the trainee of coach Adrian
Rădulescu will be competing in four events, in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle
races, as well as in the 50 meters butterfly event. On October 7 and 8, David
Popovici competed in the short course Michel Bally Memorial, held in Nyon, Switzerland
from where he walked away with four gold medals in the freestyle races of 50,
100, 200 and 400 meters.




In Group B of the Champions
League, Romanian women’s handball side Rapid Bucharest will be playing
Slovenian side Krim Ljubljana in a home game. With only three points in the
present edition of the aforementioned competition, after a victory a draw and
three defeats, Rapid ranks only 6th in the group. In Group A, on
Sunday, CSM Bucharest will be playing in Montenegro local side Buducnost
Podgorica. The Romanian champions are now ranking fourth in the group with four
points.




This weekend will be seeing the
football games counting towards the 14th leg of the Romanian
Superleague. Two games on Friday, when FC Voluntari plays Sepsi Sfântu Gheorghe
and Dinamo Bucharest plays Politechnica Iasi. On Saturday in Galati, eastern
Romania, local team Otelul will be playing Hermannstadt, while in Ploieşti, southern
Romania, the local team Petrolul will be up against FCSB of Bucharest. On
Sunday, FC U Craiova 1948 play, on their own turf, UTA, while Rapid Bucharest
will be up against Universitatea Craiova in a home game. Monday will see the
leg’s last games: FC Botoşani versus Universitatea Cluj and CFR Cluj versus Farul
Constanţa. FCSB tops the table with 30 points followed by CFR with 27.


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