Romania took its first gold medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, on Wednesday, in rowing, in women’s double sculls, through Ancuta Bodnar and Simona Radis, who have won outright Final A at the Sea Forest Waterway.
Bodnar and Radis, world vice champions (2019, Linz), led the race from start to end, winning with the time of 6 min 41 sec 03/100, setting the best Olympic time as well.
The previous performance was of Great Britain (6:44.33) and was set in 2012 in London.
The two Romanians, at their first Olympic performance, are twice European champions in the event (Poznan 2020, Varese 2021).
Bodnar and Radis (flag bearer at the opening ceremony in Tokyo) brought the 20th gold medal of Romanian rowing at the Olympic Games. Romania took another 19 medals at the Olympic Games, 10 silvers and 9 bronze.
Silver medal in men’s coxless four event
Romania won the silver medals in the Tokyo Olympic Games, on Wednesday, during the men’s coxless four race, through Mihaita Tiganescu, Mugurel Semciuc, Stefan Berariu and Cosmin Pascari.
The Romanians finished in 5 minutes and 43 seconds 13/100, arriving at 37/100 from the Olympic champions. The four components of the Romanian team are European runner-ups in Varese, Italy this year, and world runner-ups in Linz, Austria in 2019. Tiganescu, Berariu and Pascari are also European champions in 2018, in Glasgow.
Romania’s medals record in the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 has now reached three medals, one gold and two silver (one achieved by Ana-Maria Popescu for women’s individual épée).