Bianca Pascu on Saturday won bronze in the saber event of the World Fencing
Championship. The Romanian was outperformed in the semifinals by Ukrainian Olga
Harlan, who also became the gold medalist.
Sunday saw the
end of the women's tennis Open, a WTA competition with 250 thousand dollars in
prize money. The singles event was won by Elena Rybakina of Kazahstan, who
outperformed Patricia Tig of Romania 6-2, 6-0 in the finals. The doubles
contest was won by a pair made up of Viktoria Kuzmova of Slovenia and Kristina
Pliskova of the Czech Republic who defeated the all-Romanian pair Jaqueline
Cristian/Gabriela Ruse 6-4, 7-6.
Let's now have a
look at the latest in football. Romanian international Nicolae Stanciu on
Sunday scored his first official goal for Slavia Praga who secured a 5-1 away
win against FK Teplice in the second leg of the Czech football championship.
Also on Sunday, another Romanian, Bogdan Mitrea scored for his side, Spartak
Trnava, which beat Sered 2-0 in a home match counting towards the first leg of
the Slovakian championship.
Last weekend saw
several games counting towards the second leg of the Romanian football
championship. On Friday in Targu Mures, central Romania, local side Gaz Metan
secured a 2-0 win against FC Hermannstadt. Then in Ploiesti, southern Romania,
Viitorul Constanta defeated the newly promoted Chindia Targoviste 1-0. On
Saturday, FC Botosani clinched a 4-1 home win against FC Voluntari and so did
CFR Cluj against the newly promoted Academica Clinceni.
On Sunday Poli
Iasi obtained a 1-0 win in their home match against Astra Giurgiu. The leg's
derby was hosted by the National Arena in Bucharest where local side Dinamo
Bucharest received Universitatea Craiova. The game ended 2-0 to the visitors
and during the match, Dinamo's headcoach Eugen Neagoe fainted and had to be carried
to a hospital.
(translated by bill)