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World Rowing Championship Belgrade: Romania Wins Gold at Women’s Double Sculls, Women’s 8+1

Romania won two gold medals in Belgrade at the World Rowing Championship. This performance follows other silver and bronze medals won by other crews.

On Sunday, September 10,  in the most dominant crew in women’s rowing, the duo of Ancuta Bodnar and Simona Radis retained their World Championships title in the women’s double sculls in dominating fashion, as usual. Behind them, it was a fantastic sprint to the line, with Lithuania just holding off a late charge from the USA – it’s silver for the Lithuanians and bronze for the Americans by 0.11 seconds, as announced by World Rowing.

This was the hardest race for me. It was challenging. We had a hard year, but we made it today together. We are so proud and thankful for this great result.

Simona Radis, Romania

Also, Romania won the Women’s Eights right after that. The USA took a superb second, and Australia beat Great Britain for bronze. The Romanian 8+1 crew featured Ioana Vrînceanu, Roxana Anghel, Mădălina Bereş, Maria Tivodariu, Amalia Bereş, Magdalena Rusu, Adriana Adam, Iuliana Buhuş and Ştefania Petreanu.

Romania still produces excellent results in rowing, especially in women’s competitions. This is the legacy the late Romanian champion, Ivan Patzaichin, left behind – a generation which honours his memory in World, Olympic and European championships.

Photo: World Rowing

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