The Romanian women's table tennis
side has walked away with gold from the European championship in Nantes,
France. In the finals on Sunday, the Romanians defeated Portugal 3-0. The points
were scored by Bernadette Szocs, Daniela Dodean Monteiro and Elizabeta Samara.
Szocs, the best Romanian player at
the moment has defeated Jieni Shao 3-2, coming back from 1-2 in the sets. The
second point was brought by Daniela Dodean, who defeated the most valuable
player of the Portuguese side, Yu Fu, gold medalist at the European Games in
Minsk this year and European vice-champion in 2016.
In the last game, Eliza Samara,
European champion in 2015, overcame Leila Oliveira 3-0. Adina Diaconu and Irina
Ciobanu were also part of the Romanian lineup in Nantes. Romania has thus added
its fifth continental title after the ones in 1992, 2002, 2005 and 2017.
Let's move on to handball now.
Romanian women's side SCM Craiova has qualified for the second preliminary
round of the EHF Cup. The Romanians secured two clear wins, 30-21 on Saturday,
and 29-17 on Sunday against Italian side Jomi Salerno. Both matches were played
in Craiova, southwestern Romania.
Dobrogea Sud Constanta has
qualified for the second preliminary round of the EHF Cup in men's handball
after a 29-16 home win on Sunday against Turkish side Antalyaspor. The first
game in Antalya ended 24-all.
In Ploiesti, southern Romania, on
Sunday the Romanian national eleven defeated Malta one-nil in Group F of the
Euro 2020 preliminaries. George Puscas scored the hosts' only goal in a match
where the Romanians managed to put up a lackluster show.
We recall that our footballers had
secured a 4-0 win against Malta in June. In the same group Sweden and Norway
ended in a one-all draw their game while in Gijon, Spain defeated the Faeroe
Spain ranks first in the group with
18 points followed by Sweden with 11, Romania with 10, Norway with 9, Malta
with 3 and the Faeroe Islands with no points. Romania will be playing the
Faeroe Islands on October the 12th and will meet Norway in Bucharest
three days later.
(translated by bill)