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July 2, 2022

World University Games: Romania wins silver medal in aerobic dance

On Saturday, Romania’s mixed aerobic dance team won the silver medal at the World University Games in Shenzen, China. The team (Andreea Bogati, Laura Andreea Cristache, Valentin Mavrodineanu, Petru Porime Tolan, Anca Claudia Surdu and Mircea Zamfir) totaled 19,063 points. China won the competition with a total of 19,163 points, while South Korea finished on third place with a total of 18,950 points.

Bianca Perie’s best throw totaled 71.82 meters. The Republic of Moldova’s Zalina Marghieva won the hammer throw final with a 72.93-meter throw, followed by Hungary’s Eva Orban with a 71.33-meter throws. Both athletes have set new national records for their countries.

The Romanian men’s basketball team was defeated by Canada on Saturday in the quarterfinals of the competition, score 71-58 (32-29). The team will next play against the US for the 5th-8th places.

On Saturday Romania had a total of 12 medals: Gold – gymnast Flavius Koczi (floor and vault); Silver – Bianca Pascu (sabre), gymnast Marius Berbecar (uneven bars), swimmer Norbert Trandafir (100-meter freestyle), Romania’s mixed aerobic dance team; Bronze – Flavius Koczi (pummel horse), judoka Valentin Radu (90-kg category), Violeta Dumitry (48-kg category), Bianca Perie (hammer throw), the men’s gymnastics team and the women’s table tennis team.

The Romanian delegation consists of 60 athletes (28 girls and 32 boys), its goals being to win 7-8 medals and to obtain ten 4th-6th places. The 60 athletes are taking part in 9 disciplines: athletics, basketball, artistic gymnastics, aerobic gymnastics, swimming, weight lifting, judo, fencing and table tennis. The University Games will end on August 23.

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