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Romania’s national volleyball team has scored their second victory in the Silver League’s Group B. On Wednesday, in Alexandria, the Romanians defeated Denmark 3-nil. The match lasted one hour and 23 minutes. This win comes after a victory in an away match against Azerbaijan, 3-1. The Romanian team will next be up against Georgia, in Alexandria, on June 1st.
We move on to fencing, as the European Fencing Championships U23 are under way in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. On Wednesday, the first day of the competition, Romanian Alexandra Predescu won silver in the epee event. She was defeated in the final by Italian Roberta Marzani, 15-6. The results of the other Romanian athletes in the competition were below expectations. Thus, Bianca Benea ranked 10th, Mihaela Leonte came out 34th and Denisa Baron 59th. In men’s saber George Dragomir won bronze after losing the semifinal with the Italian Leonardo Dreossi. In the final, Dreossi was defeated by Russian Anatoli Kostenko, 15-11. Another bronze medal went to the German Raoul Bonah. Paul Ursachi ranked 14th, Matei Cindu came out 30th and Codrin Cozmulea 31st.
It’s news from football now. Romanian football player Alexandru Chipciu, borrowed by Anderlecht from Sparta Prague until the end of the season will leave the Czech team. The announcement was posted on Sparta Prague’s website, with the specification that it will not activate purchase option, so the 30-year old player will return to the team in Brussels. Chipciu joined Sparta last summer and has played 27 matches in the championship this season, scoring one goal.
He also played two matches in the Czech Cup and another two in the Europa League. Chipciu is part of Romania’s lineup for the matches against Norway and Malta, in the qualifiers for EURO 2020. Sparta has another Romanian in the team, goalkeeper Florin Nita. At the start of the year Bogdan Vatajelu was borrowed by Sparta Prague until the end of the season from another Czech team, Jablonec. During the first part of the season Romanian Nicolae Stanciu also played for Sparta Prague.
(Translated by Elena Enache)