Extraordinary performance for young Romanian judoka Adrian Sulca (photo), at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, who has won the gold medal after a spectacular Ippon in the first minute of the match, frjudo.ro informs.
Sulca won the gold medal at the 81 kg category, after defeating Martin Bezdek (Czech Republic) in the final. In the last sixteen round Şulcă won against Rihari Iki (New Zealand), in the quarter-finals he defeated Australian Rhys Allan and in the semi-finals he won against Slovak Alex Barto.
Romanian swimmer Daniel Martin won the silver medal in the 100 meters backstroke. Martin was timed in 53 seconds 59/100, behind Russia’s Kliment Kolesnikov, 53 seconds 26/100, while the third place was won by Italian Thomas Ceccon, 53 sec 65/100.
In the women’s weightlifting contest, 52 kg category, Mihaela Cambei was third and won the bronze with a total of 158 kg. The gold was won by Yesica Yadira Hernandez Vieyra (Mexico), with 171kg, and the silver by Columbia’s representative, Yineth Milena Santoya Ortiz, with 162kg.
The Olympic team of Romania consists of 34 athletes, 21 girls and 13 boys, competing in 14 sports disciplines.