European Fencing Championships are in full swing in the German city of
Dusseldorf. In the women's epee event this past Wednesday, Maria Udrea came in
8th. In the first round, Udrea outperformed Finnish challenger Anna
Salmonen, 15-13. In the second round, Maria Udrea defeated Great Britain's
Katrina Smith Taylor, 15-9, while in the round of 16 she outclassed Italian
challenger Rossella Fiamingo, 15-11. In the quarter finals, Maria Udrea faced
German contender Alexandra Ndolo and sustained a defeat by the narrowest of
margins, 15-14. Olympic champion in the nations' competition at the Olympic
Games in Rio, Ana-Maria Popescu sustained a 13-14 defeat in the round of 32 by
Coraline Vitalis of France and was 26th-placed according to the
final rankings. Bianca Benea was 30th placed, while Greta Veres came in 51st.
the men's saber event, Florin Zalomir came in 15th. In the round of 16, the former Olympic
champion sustained a 12-15 defeat by Italy's Enrico Berre. We recall Zalomir
had a stint as head-coach of the national team. Iulian Teodosiu was 32nd-placed,,
Alin Badea came in 33rd, while Tiberiu Dolniceanu was 39th-placed
according to the final rankings.
it's news from football. In Athens on Friday night, Viitorul Constanta
sustained a 2-3 defeat in a friendly game against Greek vice-champions
Olympiakos Piraeus. Scoring for Viitorul were George Ganea and Gabriel Iancu,
on 34 and 61 minutes, respectively. Scoring for the Greek team were Dimitrios Manos in minute 30 and
Thanasis Androutsos on the 32nd minute, while the 3rd
goal was scored by the Brazilian Guilherme on 55 minutes. In the days to come,
Viitorul will continue their training stage in Poiana Brasov, where they will
play four other friendly matches, the first two being scheduled on June 24th
when Viitorul takes on Coltea Brasov and Chindia Targoviste.
Wednesday, Ion Tiriac was elected president of the Romanian tennis federation.
80-year old Tiriac, a former tennis player and a successful businessman, is in
for George Cosac at the helm of the Romanian Tennis Federation. Tiriac was the
president of the Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee between 1998 and 2004.