– After many years of drought of blacks, completely lacking official support, Romanian sport is back in force, with great successes all over the world. Within a few days, the Romanian anthem was heard in the most important sports stadiums in the world. A victory that belongs exclusively to the three colors, achieved through passion, work and patriotism. The golden virtues that magnify the image of Romania and give us a chance for pride and joy –
Like “mother”, like children: Elisabetta Lippo and her golden team
If several recent sporting results are likely to surprise the Romanian sports fan, our rowing team’s performance has been certain for a long time. After performing more than deservedly at last summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, the “Tricolor” delegation also impressed at the European Games in Munich this summer. Romania took second place in the overall medal standings, after the powerful “fleet” of Great Britain. The team led by Elisabetta Lipow is proud to have won 5 gold medals (in men’s and women’s double paddles, women’s double paddles, lightweight single paddles, and women’s 8+1) and 3 bronze medals (in women’s and men’s four and men’s four paddles). Olympic champions Ankwa Bodnar and Simona Radish once again dazzled, who won separately in the women’s double rowing boats, but also helped the 8+1 crew take the gold medal. Ionella Cosmic, who won the gold medal in the women’s individual rowing in the light category, also stood out. our end!
David Popovici, the best swimmer in the world!
“Veni, vidi, Popovici!” World newspapers, after a new demonstration at the highest level of Romanian swimmer David Popovici, topped the European Championships in Rome. Having recently achieved the rare feat of taking world gold in both the 100 and 200 metres, David had no opponent even in the pool at Foro Italico. He won both events again, but also corrected the world record in the 100m Freestyle Queen! At the end of the competition, David Popovici was selected as the best athlete in the men’s events, according to a rating based on performance in the competition!
European gold after 20 years!
Bianca Florentina Gelber, student of World Champion Mihaela Meliente, has achieved an amazing performance at the European Championships in Munich: a new gold medal for Romanian athletics, after no less than two decades! With a throw of 72.72 metres, successful on the last attempt, Bianca won the hammer throw event, followed in the standings by Ewa Rozanska (Poland) and Sara Fantini (Italy). The Romanian delegation’s last medals were in 2010, in Barcelona, by Marianne Opera (triple jump) and Nicoleta Grasso (discus throw), both bronze. Bianca was supported from the stands by her 7-year-old daughter, Victoria.
Munich, which today, with its exceptional infrastructure, has hosted many competitions, has represented a springboard for a new generation of champions in a sport very dear to Romanians: gymnastics. Gymnasts Sabrina Voenia and Amalia Povlia finished the European Junior Championships in Munich with gold medals around their necks: Sabrina won gold in the jump and was third on the floor, Amalia took gold on the floor and bronze on the crossbar. In the first row, Anna Perboso took fourth place on the floor. Romania finished the European gymnastics competition in Munich, for women, with 6 medals: 2 gold (Sabrina Foenia, Amalia Povlia), 2 silver (junior teams, Amalia Giwarto) and 2 bronze (Sabrina Foenia, Amalia Povlia).
Medals of all European “colors”
Being in an increasingly difficult competition in Europe, not only in the world, after the numerous naturalizations of top athletes from Asia in the West, Romanian table tennis remains among the elite only and only with players who grew up in our country! With an exceptional generation for girls and boys alike, Romania once again secured, in the middle of August, a beautiful pony of medals in the European Championships. First, through the strong mixed doubles Bernadette Szcz – Ovidio Ionescu, who won the silver medal. Then, in the women’s doubles competition, our country took all three podium scores! Bernadette Szucks and Bessarabian Sofia Bolkanova (Austria) took the gold, veteran Elisa Samara and Andrea Dragoman took the silver, and Adina Diacono, in collaboration with Maria Xiao (representing Spain), took the third place and took the bronze.
Simona Halep, back in the Top10
Our superb tennis player Simona Halep witnessed her return to the women’s circuit with a prestigious and stunning victory, at the ATP Championships in Toronto, Canada. After several injuries and after months of uncertainty, as she seemed more focused on her personal life, Simona Halep found her rhythm and motivation after she began collaborating with famous French coach Patrick Muratoglu. The final victory in Canada puts Simona in the ATP Top 10 list – straight to sixth, just days before the Grand Slam in New York. Moreover, the generous award she received in Toronto puts Halep at the top of the list of athletes who have earned the most money in tennis, after crossing the $40 million mark. Only two girls remain in the top eight champions list – sisters Serena and Venus Williams!