Sports roundup

sports roundup A roundup of the week's main sporting events

Romanian fencers came empty-handed from the European fencing championships held last week in Dusseldorf, Germany. Ranking fourth in the standings, male sabers  from our delegation came closest to the podium.


In the Round of 16, Romania secured a 45-31 win against Belgium and outperformed Russia 45-42 in the quarters. Our athletes were stopped in their tracks by Hungary 45-40 and they also lost the contest for the third position 35-45 to Italy.


Sambo fighters from Romania, Daniela Poroineanu in the 56 kilogram category, Anda Mihaela Valvoi in the 64 and Alina - Petronela Paunescu in the 80+ kilogram on Saturday walked away with bronze medals from the European Games in Minsk.


In the same competition Romanian boxers, Cosmin Petre Girleanu and Maria Claudia Nechita on Sunday qualified for the quarter-finals of their categories. Girleanu, world under-21 champion in 2015, obtained a 3-2 win against Hungarian Attila Bernath in the eighth finals. The Romanian will be up against Armenian Artur Hovhasinian in the quarters. In the women's contest, Claudia Nechita has qualified for the quarter finals of the 51 kilogram category after 5-0 win against Veronica Losvik of Norway and will be up against Svetlana Soluianova of Russia in the quarters on Wednesday.


Romania's athletics team has qualified for the quarter finals of the same competition. They were part of a qualifying series that also included Russia, France, Italy, Slovenia and Estonia. The best Romanian athletes were Mihai Donisan, who came first in the high jump event and Florentina Iusco who came second in the long jump event. The quarter finals are due on Tuesday.


Monica Niculescu has won the ITF lawn tournament in Ilkley, Great Britain. On Sunday, the Romanian defeated Timea Babos of Hungary in the finals 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.

(translated by bill)


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