The Romanian road racing cyclist Serghei Tvetcov on Sunday won Tour de Korea, a 5-stage road race held in South Korea. In the final classification, Tvetcov, who races for UnitedHealthcare, finished 28 seconds before by the Kazakh cyclist Stepan Astafiev from Vino Astana Motors and 37 seconds before the Italian cyclist Matteo Busato from Wilier Triestina Selle Italia.
The Romanian gymnasts won four medals at the Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup hosted by the Slovenian town of Koper. Denisa Golgota won two silver medals in the floor and vault events and a bronze medal in the balance beam event. In the men’s competition, Andrei Muntean won the silver medal in the parallel bars competition.
Romania also won two silver and two bronze medals at the Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships in Guimaraes, Portugal that came to an end on Sunday. Romania’s Andreea Bogati and Nicolae Barna won the silver in the Mixed Pairs competition and another silver medal in the Group competition together with Gabriel Bocser, Marian Brotei and Mihai Alin Popa. Romania’s bronze medals came in the Team and Aerobic Dance competitions.
Romania defeated Portugal 32-28 on Sunday in Buzau in the final match of the preliminaries for the upcoming European Championship to be held at the end of the year in France. Romania thus won Group 4 with 10 points and are followed by Olympic champions Russia with 8 points, Austria, with 6 points, and Portugal, in the last position, with no points.
The Romanian First League championship came to an end at the weekend, when the 14th leg of Group 2 was played. On Friday, Dinamo Bucharest held Sepsi Sfantu Gheorghe to a goalless draw at home. On Saturday, CS Botosani defeated Gaz Metan Medias 2-nil at home, Poli Timisoara defeated Concordia Chiajna 1-nil away, while Juventus Bucharest and FC Voluntari drew 2-all. Juventus and Poli are demoted to the Second League, while Voluntari will face the Second League third-placed team in a play-off match. (Translated by C. Mateescu)