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, 26.04.2024, 13:45

Romanian pugilist Lăcrămioara Perijoc will be fighting for the gold medal in the 54 kilogram category of the European Boxing Championships in Belgrade.

In the semifinals on Thursday she outperformed Fay Niamh of Ireland and in the finals due on Sunday, Perijoc will be fighting the representative of the host country and the odds-on favourite Sara Cirkovici. In the 57 kg category, Claudia Nichita of Romania was left only with the silver medal after the defeat conceded to Bulgarian Svetlana Kamenova Staneva.

After the races on Thursday, Romania has qualified with six teams at the European Rowing Championship underway in Szeged, Hungary. Among those qualified are the Romanian women’s double scull, the lightweight pair as well as the women’s eight. The Romanian women’s four, men’s four and eight ended on the second position in their races but are also directly qualified for the finals.

Romanian tennis player Sorana Cîrstea on Thursday qualified for the third round of the WTA 1.000 tournament in Madrid, a competition with more than 7 hundred thousand Euros in prize money. In the second round, she secured a 6-3, 6-7, 6-4 win against Alexandra Eala of the Philippines. In the competition’s third round, the Romanian will be playing the winner of the match pitching this weekend the world’s leader Iga Swiatek of Poland and Xiyu Wang of China.

This weekend will be seeing the matches counting towards Romania’s Football Super-league. On Friday Dinamo Bucureşti plays FC Voluntari. FCU Craiova will taking on Universitatea Cluj on Saturday. On Sunday, Hermannstadt goes to Galati in eastern Romania to play local side Oţelul, while UTA will be up against Poli Iasi. On Monday, Petrolul, on their own turf, will be playing FC Botoşani. Dinamo and FC U Craiova are on the last positions in the ranking and struggling to avoid demotion.

On Saturday, FCSB will be playing Farul Constanţa in Bucharest and if they manage to get a draw, FCSB will mathematically become Romania’s champions three legs before the end of the season. On Sunday, CFR will be playing Sepsi in Cluj, western Romania, while on Monday Rapid Bucharest, on their own ground will be up against Universitatea Craiova.

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