Sports Weekend

sports weekend A roundup of the most important sporting events

Romanian athlete Andreea Chiţu scooped silver in the 52-kg category at the European Judo Championships held in Prague. In the round of 16 Chiţu defeated Amber Ryheul of Belgium. In the quarterfinals the Romanian ousted Natalia Kuziutina of Russia, last year's vice-champion, while in the semi-finals she knocked out Ana Perez Box of Spain. In the final, however, Andreea Chiţu lost to Odette Giuffrida of Italy. The bronze medals went to Charline van Snick of Belgium and Estrella Lopez Sheriff of Spain.

The Romanian handball club CSM Bucharest lost 27-22 to Rostov-Don of Russia at home in a Group A fixture in Champions League. Cristina Neagu was the top scorer for CSM with 11 goals. Rostov-Don is now the new group leader with 13 points in 7 games, followed by CSM Bucharest with 11 points in 8 games and Vipers Kristiansand of Norway with 7 points in 4 games. CSM Bucharest was also due to play Bietigheim of Germany this weekend at home in round 9, but the match was postponed due to new cases of COVID-19 reported at Ferencvaros Budapest, Bietigheim's last opponent in Champions League. This weekend will see new matches in the women's European Championship preliminaries. The Champions League competition şwill resume in January.

This weekend will also see matches counting towards the 11th round in the Romanian First Football League. On Friday, Politehnica Iaşi is playing FC Argeş while Dinamo Bucharest will take on FC Voluntari. On Saturday, Academica is playing Viitorul Constanţa in Clinceni, while FC Botoşani will go up against Universitatea Craiova. On Sunday, FC Hermannstadt is playing Astra Giurgiu in Mediaş, while CFR Cluj will take on UTA Arad at home. On Monday, Chindia Târgovişte will play Sepsi Sfântu Gheorghe while Gaz Metan Mediaş will take on FCSB. FCSB and Universitatea Craiova are top of the league tables, each with 24 points.

(Translated by V. Palcu)
Publicat: 2020-11-20 13:45:00
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