Romania has two representatives
in the quarter finals of the BC Women's Boxing Championships in Budva, Montenegro.
In the round of 16 on Saturday, Claudia Nechita secured a 5-0 win against
Mariana Basanet of Ukraine. Ranking sixth in the Tokyo Olympics, Nechita will
be taking on Michaela Walsh of Ireland in the quarters on Tuesday. In the round
of 16 of the 60 kilogram category Loredana Marin of Romania took revenge against
German challenger Jenin Zeynab Heck. We recall the Romanian lost to Heck in
Croatia in March. Marina has this time secured a clear five-point win and will
be up against Donjeta Sadiku of Kosovo in the semifinals.
The WTA 250 tennis tournament,
the most important annual competition of this kind hosted by Romania, ended in
Cluj on Sunday with the victory of Russian challenger Ana Blinkova who outperformed
Italian Jasmine Paolini 6-2, 3-6, 5-2.
Romania's women handballers Rapid Bucharest ended in a
30-all draw their away game against Montenegrin side Buducnost Podgorica in the
Champions League group B. Marta Lopez Herrero and Sorina Grozav scored most of
the goals for Rapid Bucharest, each 7. Hungarian side Győr ranks first in the
group with 8 points. Rapid is second with the same number of points, but with a
smaller goal average. On Sunday, in the sixth leg Rapid will be playing at home
Norwegian side Storhamar.
CSM Bucharest remains unbeaten in the Champions League. On Sunday
the Romanian vice-champions secured a 40-15 home win against Czech side Banik
Most in a match in which Cristina Neagu scored most of the goals. CSM ranks
second in the group with 9 points, like Bietigheim of Germany and on Saturday
they will be playing Vipers Kristiansand of Norway in an away game.
In men's handball, Romania secured a 34-26 win against the
national side of Ukraine, in the fourth group of the European Championships.
Denis Grigoras was the best Romanian player with nine goals scored. Romania
comes second in the group after Austria and is followed by Ukraine and the
Faeroe islands. The first two sides in the preliminaries will qualify for the
final tournament together with the best four sides on the third positions.
Last weekend saw the football
matches counting towards the 14th leg of the Romanian Superleague.
On Friday in Pitesti, local side FC Arges and FC Voluntari ended in a goaless
draw their game, while in Medias, central Romania, Rapid Bucharest clinched a 2-0 win against Hermannstadt.
On Saturday, FC Botosani obtained
a 1-0 win against FCU Craiova. In Ovidiu, southern Romania, local side Farul
Constanta secured a 2-0 win against Universitatea Cluj. In the day's last game,
Universitatea Craiova obtained a 2-1 home win against Petrolul Ploiești. In the
first match on Sunday, Chindia Targoviste outperformed Mioveni 1-0 after which,
in Bucharest FCSB defeated UTA Arad 2-0. Farul ranks first in the standings
with 33 points followed by Rapid Bucharest with 28.