Romania’s women’s team ( W8+) won the gold medal in the last race of the World Rowing Championships in Racice.
With a time of 06 min. 01 sec. 14/100, Romania’s women’s team (Magdalena Rusu, Iuliana Buhus, Adriana Ailincai, Maria Tivodariu, Madalina Beres, Amalia Beres, Ioana Vrinceanu, Denisa Tilvescu, and Victoria-Stefania Petreanu) dominated from the outset, beating the Netherlands (06:05.04) and Canada (06:07.51).
Romania’s men’s team (Mihaita Tiganescu, Mugurel Vasile Semciuc, Florin Arteni, Constantin Adam, Marius Cozmiuc, Sergiu Bejan, Stefan Berariu, Florin Lehaci, and Adrian Munteanu) placed last, with a time of 05 min 31 sec. Great Britain ranked first (05:24.41), followed by the Netherlands (05:25.52) and Australia (05:27.72).
Romania has not won gold in this event at the World Championships since 2017. Romania’s female crew of eight plus one made a sensation at this competition by winning first place.
At the world championships in the Czech Republic, Romania won four gold medals: one on Friday through Ionela Cozmiuc in the women’s single sculls, light category; two more on Saturday and Sunday through the men’s double sculls team of Marius Cozmiuc and Sergiu Bejan; and eight plus one female (Magdalena Rusu, Iuliana Buhus, Adriana Ailincai, Maria Tivodariu, Madalina Beres, Amalia Beres, Ioana Vrinceanu, Denisa Tilvescu, Victoria-Stefania Petreanu).
In 2022, Romania had a year full of achievements in sports competitions. Medals after gold medals ennobled Romanian athletes on international podiums, especially in aquatic competitions. Romania demonstrated once again how many top athletes it has that raise the standards of evolution in sports every year.
Photo source: Romanian Rowing Federation