Five people suspected of hooliganism in connection with the murder of Romania’s former international handball player Marian Cozma have been freed, Marianna Franko, Veszprem Police spokeswoman said, quoted by Mediafax. According to intel previously offered by the police, of the total 27 suspects 15 were arrested, one of them was apprehended at home. Marian Cozma was stabbed and killed on February 8, 2009, in Veszprem’s Patriota restaurant.
at World Figure Skating Championships
Romania will be represented at the World Figure Skating Championships in Turin by Zoltan Kelemen (men’s events) and Sabina Pacquier (women’s events). The competition will take place on March 23-27, with the short program scheduled on March 24 (men) and March 26 (women). This will be Zoltan Kelemen’s fourth World Championship; last year he ranked 32nd – the best result in his career. On the other hand, this will be Sabina Pacquier’s debut at this level.
Athletics: 3 Bronze Medals at European Cup Winter Throwing
Apart from the Bronze Medal won by discus thrower Nicoleta Grasu on Day 1 of the European Cup Winter Throwing in Arles (France) with a 59.92-meter throw, the Romanians have won another 2 Bronze Medals. Thus, Anca Heltne won the Bronze Medal in the weight throw event with a 19.11-meter throw, being outclassed by Belarus’s Nadezda Ostapciuc (20.16 meters) and Natalia Mihnevici (19.55 meters). Sergiu Ursu won the Bronze Medal in the men’s discus throw event with a 61.19-meter throw. The Gold Medal was won by Germany’s Markus Munch (65.37 meters) and the Silver by Spain’s Mario Pestano (63.78 meters).
Victor Hanescu, 42nd
in ATP standings
Romanian tennis player Victor Hanescu has climbed one place to rank 42nd with 920 points, according the standings issued on Monday by atpworldtour.com. Victor Crivoi has dropped three places to rank 118th with 454 points, and Adrian Ungur has dropped two places to rank 170th with 281 points. Switzerland’s Roger Federer tops the ATP standings with 11,035 points, followed by Serbia’s Novak Djokovici (8,220 points), Great Britain’s Andy Murray (6,835 points) and Spain’s Rafael Nadal (6,800 points).