A look at the sports action this past weekend.
We begin with
rowing. Romania won six medals at the European Rowing Championships that came
to an end on Sunday in the Swiss city of Lucerne. Of these six medals, one was
gold, four silver and one bronze. The gold medal was awarded to Romania's women's
eight, made up of Cristina-Georgiana Popescu, Amalia Beres, Madalina-Gabriela
Casu, Roxana Parascanu, Beatrice-Madalina Parfenie, Iuliana Popa, Maria-Magdalena
Rusu, Roxana-Iuliana Anghel and Daniela Druncea as cox. They thus successfully
defended their continental title. The silver went to the men's pair, formed by
the world vice-champions Ciprian Tudosa and Marius Cozmiuc, who ranked third
last year, and the women's pair, formed by Adriana Ailincai and Maria
Tivodariu, the 2017 world junior champions. Two other silver medals were
awarded to the women's four - made up of Ioana Vranceanu, Viviana Bejinariu,
Madalina Beres and Denisa Tilvescu - and the women's double sculls formed by Ancuta
Nicoleta Bondar and Simona Radis. In the men's double sculls, last year's
European vice-champions Marian Florin Enache and Ionut Prundeanu ranked third,
winning the bronze medal. Romania thus ranked fourth in the overall medal
standing, behind Germany, Holland and Italy.
Moving on to
handball, Angola won the Carpati Trophy in women's handball. The competition,
which is now in its 51st year, took place in the Romanian city of
Braila. In the final match, Angola drew 21-all with Romania's first team, but
ranked first in the general standing thanks to a better goal average. Japan
ranked third and Romania's second team fourth.
We continue with
news from basketball. In the third match of the Romanian men's National League
final, CSU Sibiu defeated the defending champions CSM CSU Oradea 71-64 away.
Sibiu won their first victory in the final after losing both of their home
matches. The final's fourth match will be held on Tuesday in Oradea. The final
uses the best-of-five format.
We end with
football. The 2018-2019 first league championship has come to an end. On Friday
in the final Group 2 leg, FC Botosani defeated Poli Iasi 2-nil away, while
Dinamo Bucharest and FC Voluntari drew nil-all in Bucharest. On Sunday, FC
Hermannstadt defeated Dunarea Calarasi 2-1 at home, and Gaz Metan Medias
defeated Concordia Chiajna 3-1 in Medias. Concordia Chiajna and Dunarea
Calarasi will relegate, while FC Hermannstadt will go into play-offs with
Universitatea Cluj, the side ranking third in the second league. Chindia
Targoviste and Academica Clinceni have promoted to the first league. CFR Cluj
are the Romanian champions.