Marian Drăgulescu has become the 50th Romanian athlete qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo after earning the ticket for the vault event final on Monday during the Artistic Gymnastics World Championship from Stuttgart.
Marian Drăgulescu, who is turning 39 on December 18, has reached the final with the sixth score in qualifications, 14.624, after vaults of 14.616, respectively 14.633.
A senior gymnast in Romania, Drăgulescu will thus attend the Olympic Games for the fifth time in his career He boasts three Olympic medals won in Athens in 2004, silver in floor event, bronze with the entire team and in the vault event.
On the other hand, the Romanian gymnastic team has failed to qualify for the Olympic Games, for the second time in a row. Maria Holbură (individual) and Marian Dragulescu (vault) are the only Romanian gymnasts qualified.
Overall, Romania has 50 athletes qualified for the summer Olympic Games next year: 5 on athletics, 18 on rowing, 1 athlete on cycling (mountain bike), 18 football- national Olympic team, 2 on swimming, 2 on kayac-canoeing, one on wrestling and one on target shooting.