Romanian tennis player Ana Bogdan this past Sunday sustained a 4-6, 1-6 defeat by Caroline Garcia, in the final of the WTA tournament in Warsaw, an event with 251.750 USD in prize money. In the quarterfinal, Garcia had defeated WTA number 1 tennis player Polish Iga Swiatek. For Ana Bogdan, the tournament in Warsaw was the first such event where Ana reached as far as the final. Her notable feat earned Ana Bogdan33 notches up according to the world rankings. The Romanian is now 75th-placed.
The 16th summer edition of the European Youth Olympic Festival drew to a close in Slovakia's Banska Bystrica on Saturday. With 5 gold, 8 silver and 6 bronze medals, Romania came in 8th according to the nations' competition. Gold went to the women's artistic gymnastics team, discus thrower Mihai Damian Motorca, 100-kilogram competitor, judoka Bogdan Alexandru Petre, and gymnast Amalia Puflea, for her floor and beam performance.
Romania this past Sunday won four medals in the World Under-19 Rowing Championships hosted by the Italian city of Varese. Gold went to the women's four crew, made of Andreea Todorică, Iulia Nedelcu, Delia Gradinaciuc and Ana-Maria Matran. Silver went to the women's coxless four crew, while the bronze medals were won by the women's coxed quadruple sculls and men's coxless quadruple sculls crews. According to the final rankings in terms of medals, Romania came in 6th.
Matches counting towards the Romanian football Superleague's third round were played at the weekend. In Pitesti on Friday, FC Arges defeated Universitatea Cluj, 3-1, while in Ovidiu, in the south east, Farul Constanţa were held by Chindia Târgovişte to a blank draw. In Mioveni, on Saturday, FC Voluntari had no problem outclassing UTA Arad, 3-nil, then in Cluj, CFR trounced CS Mioveni, 4-2. In Ploiesti, on Sunday, Petrolul drew against Sepsi Sfântu Gheorghe, 1-all. Rapid Bucharest grabbed a 1-nil away win against Universitatea Craiova. Also on Sunday, FCSB and FC U Craiova drew 1-all, in Bucharest. Farul Constanta are at the top of the table with 7 points. Following are FC Botoşani, FC Voluntari, Rapid, CFR Cluj and FC Argeş, with 6 points each. (EN)