The European Wu Shu Championship will take in Bucharest for the first time in the history of the competition. Romania is not a random competitor since it is third in the European standings and 10th in the world standings, Digisport informs. The competition brings together 650 athletes from 27 countries. Russia has the largest delegation (162 athletes), while Romania has only 86 athletes. “We expected around 250, 300 athletes at most, but it turns out this competition has an unbelievable popularity. We hope that in this way the competition’s level will be as high as possible,” Ion Benea, Vice President of the Romanian Martial Arts Federation (FRAM), stated. Benea is confident that at least 30 per cent of the Romanian athletes will win medals. “I don’t have the conviction that all of our athletes will end up on the podium, it’s very difficult, but it would be good if at least 30 per cent of them win medals,” the FRAM President stated.