We bring you the latest from the Olympic Games in Rio.
Romania's women's handball team has grabbed its first
win at the Olympic Games, underway in Rio De Janeiro. Swedish manager Tomas
Ryde's trainees overpowered defending champions Montenegro 25:21, in their
third Group A fixture. Cristina Neagu's performance on the pitch was
spectacular, since the Romanian scored no less than 10 goals. Goal keeper Paula
Ungureanu also did a great job as she saved 45 per cent of the attempted shots
at goal targeting Romania's posts. Romania's next fixture is the game against
Spain this coming Friday, starting twenty minutes past nine pm, Bucharest
Summer Time. In the wake of the defeats to Angola and Brazil, the Romanians are
still in dire need of a win in their games against Spain and then Norway this
coming Sunday, if they want to secure their ticket for the quarterfinals.
It's news from fencing now. The Romanians
have wasted yet another chance to win a medal. Tiberiu Dolniceanu failed to
qualify for the semi-finals of the individual epee event. Outclassing
Dolniceanu in the quarterfinals was the defending Olympic champion, the
Hungarian Aron Szilagy, 15:10. In the very first round of women's foil event,
Malina Calugareanu sustained a 15:12 defeat in her confrontation against
Brazil's Ana Beatriz Bulcao.
News from weightlifting are not so good
either. In the 77-kilogram category, Dumitru Captari had only one successful
attempt, lifting 145 kilograms in the snatch style, as part of Group A.
Captari's two following attempts to lift 150 kilograms were also failed and the
Romanian had no attempt in the clean-and-jerk style. In the women's version of
the 69 kilogram category, Florina Hulpan twice wasted her chance to lift 100
kilograms in the snatch style. However, Hulpan's third attempt was successful,
but the Romanian could no longer make any attempt whatsoever in the
clean-and-jerk style because she injured her left arm.
swimming, Robert Glinta came in 18th in the 200m backstroke series
and missed the opportunity to qualify for the semi-finals. However, Glinta's
moral comfort was provided by his qualification in the 100m backstroke finals
three days ago. We recall that in the 100m backstroke final the American Ryan
Murphy emerged as the winner of the event.