The Romanian women’s eight crew, made up by Ioana Vrinceanu, Mihaela Petrila, Denisa Talvescu, Madalina Beres, Iuliana Popa, Adelina Bogus, Laura Oprea + Daniela Druncea has won the gold medal at the World Rowing Cup III in Lucerne, Switzerland.
After 2,000 m of the event on the Rotsee natural lake, the Romanian W8+ rowers were timed 6min02sec810/1000, followed a boat away, in 6min04sec830/1000, by New Zealand’s team, while the UK came in third, in 6min10sec340/1000.
In the (M8+) men’s eight final, Romanian rowers Cristian Ivascu, Marius Cosmiuc, Adrian Damii, Constantin Adam, Constantin Radu, Sergiu Bejan, Cristi Pirghie, Ciprian Tudosa + Adrian Munteanu, ranked fourth, in 5min29sec470/1000 in a race where Germany ranked first in 5min24sec310/1000.
The youngest Romanian participants in the A-final at M2 – Mihaita Tiganasu and Cosmin Pascari (both 19) -came the 4th, in 6min48sec300/1000, with the New Zealand taking the first spot, in 6min34sec500/1000.
Meanwhile, Ioan Prundeanu and Marian Enache, M2x team members, ranked 5th in the B-final, in 6min35sec840/1000, with Canada ranking the first in 6min24sec310/1000.
Romania was represented by four teams at this year’s edition of World Rowing Cup III, the most important competition before the World Rowing Championships in the US — Sarasota.