Bianca Perie (photo) won the hammer throw event on Saturday. Her 71.59-meter throw was a new record for the competition. Also on Saturday, Esthera Petre won the high jump event (198-centimeter jump). The day before, Romania’s Andreea Ograzeanu won the 100-meter race and Cristina Toma won the bronze medal in the triple jump event (13.92-meter jump).
Esthera Petre, enrolled at the Olimpia sports club in Bucharest and coached by Kemal Guner, won the high jump event with the best result of her career – a 198-centimeter jump. The jump also set a new record, toppling a similar record set by Svetlana Lapina 12 years ago. She was followed by Ukraine’s Oksana Okuneva (194 centimeters) and Turkey’s Burcu Ayhan (194 centimeters). Esthera Petre (who has 2 more years to compete for the U23 team), has proven real qualities, setting the winning result on her third try. Esthera had a brilliant day, remaining the only competitor in the race at 198 centimeters and trying three times to go for the 200-centimeter mark.
In the 200-meter race Andreea Ograzeanu paid tribute to the 6 races she took part in before, in just two days’ time, and finished on a disappointing 7th place. Ukraine’s Daria Pijankova won the race, followed by Poland’s Anna Kielbasinska and Sweden’t Moa Hjelmer.