Mutu, row in Florence
Fiorentina’s striker Adrian Mutu is accused of punching a Lebanese man in a row that erupted at a party in Florence on Friday morning. No longer worried about the debt he owed to Chelsea nor about his ‘football duties’ after he suffered an injury in November, Mutu came back under the limelight after a new ‘sleepless night.’ ‘Not the entire city is asleep in the early morning of a Friday in December: the VIP guests of a party taking place at the luxurious Four Season Hotel in Florence are still dancing. Fiorentina’s ‘phenomenon’ is among those persons. A noisy group is formed towards the end of the dance. Mutu is at its center, standing next to a guest that fell down. At least one fist was thrown so someone called the ambulance,’ violanews.com writes, quoting Italy’s ‘Il Firenze’ daily. Mutu claims that it was self-defense: ‘I fought back in order to defend myself. There is a video recording that proves that,’ he said, ANSA informs.
Ice Hockey: Game won
in U-20 WC
Romania’s Under-20 national hockey team debuted with a win at the Ice Hockey U-20 World Cup in Narva, Estonia, defeating Belgium, score 5-3 (0-1, 1-2, 4-0) at the end of a tense game, the Romanian Ice Hockey Federation (FRHG) informs. ‘The Romanian team had a poor start, with Belgium’s Jordan Paulus scoring the first quarter’s only goal in the 4th minute. Things were not much different in the second part of the game, with Romania’s Vlad Botos being sent off in the 29th minute. Gradually Romania’s players recovered the difference and managed to pull a surprising win.
World Taekwon-Do medal
Sorin Miron, a player registered within the Kwang-Gae Sports Club in Iasi, has returned from the ITF Taekwon-Do World Cup with two Bronze Medals. This year’s World Cup took place from November 26 to 29 in Argentina’s Mar del Plata and consisted of 800 competitors from 47 countries. At his first participation in a world cup Sorin won the Bronze Medal in the Team Special Technique event and in the Team Power Test event. ‘I am very glad for winning the 2 Bronze Medals and for having had the chance and honor to be among the best in the world,’ Sorin Miron stated.
Swimming: Five world records in a day
Five new world records have been set last Saturday in the third day of the European Short Course Swimming Championship taking place in the Abdi Ipecki arena in Istanbul, the EFE agency informs, being quoted by Agerpres. Croatia’s Sanja Jovanovic finished the 50-meter backstroke race in 25 seconds and 70 hundreds of a second, thus improving the record set by China’s Jing Zhao last month in Stockholm (25 seconds and 82 hundreds of a second). France’s Diane Bui Duyet finished the women’s 100-meter butterfly race in 55 seconds and 5 hundreds of a second. Russia’s Arkadi Viatcianin proved to be the fastest in the world in the men’s 100-meter backstroke event that he finished in 49 seconds and 17 hundreds of a second. Slovenia’s Peter Makoc set a new world record after he finished the men’s 100-meter individual medley event in 50 seconds and 76 hundreds of a second. Makoc thus broke the record set by Russia’s Serghei Fesikov (50 seconds and 95 hundreds of a second). The last world record was set on Saturday by the Dutch women’s 4×50-meter individual medley relay race with a time of 1 minute, 42 seconds and 69 hundreds of a second.
Mutu, row in Florence