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Romania has walked away with eight medals at the European Cadet and Juniors Fencing Championships that drew to a close in Estonian capital city Tallin on Tuesday. In the cadet version of the competition, the Romanian fencers won gold in the women's teams sabre event and silver in the men's teams event. Silver also went to Amalia Covaliu, in the individual women's sabre event and to Casian Cidu, in the men's event. Anastasia Fusea also stepped onto the third step of the podium in the women's sabre event, winning bronze. In the Juniors' version of the Championships, the tally was made of three medals. The men's sabre team won gold, Amalia Stan won bronze in the women's sabre event, and also bronze went to Casian Cidu, in the men's sabre event. Romania entered 42 fencers in the competition, for all categories.
At the World Artistic Gymnastics Cup in Qatar's Doha this past Wednesday, after the first day of the qualifiers, the Romanian gymnast Sabrina Maneca Voinea secured a place in the vault final. Qualifiers are also held on Thursday, while the finals are scheduled on Friday and Saturday.
In Turkyie's Istanbul, the European Indoor Athletics Championships are held from Thursday and all through to Sunday. A 14-strong Romanian delegation takes part in the competition, with seven women and seven men competing. The Championships bring together almost 600 athletes from 47 countries. At the most recent edition of the indoor European championships held in the Polish city of Torun, in 2021, the best Romanian performance was provided by Daniela Stanciu who came in 5th in the high-jump event.
In news from football, matches counting towards Romanian Super League's 28th round have been scheduled this week. On Tuesday, in Sibiu, Universitatea Cluj defeated FC Hermannstadt, 1-nil. In Ploiesti, Chindia Târgovişte held FC U Craiova to a blank draw, while in Ovidiu in the south-east, Farul Constanţa defeated Sepsi Sfântu Gheorghe, 2-nil. On Wednesday, FC Voluntari defeated Dacia Mioveni, 3-nil, away from home, Universitatea Craiova grabbed a home win against FC Argeş, 1-nil, while Rapid Bucureşti defeated FC Botoşani, 2-1, away from home, Farul are the leader, with 61 points, while CFR are 2nd-placed, with 56. (EN)
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