Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade Games: Gymnast Larisa Iordache grabs gold on floor and bronze in the balance beam event. Andrei Muntean wins bronze medal

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Romanian gymnast Larisa Iordache has won a new gold medal on Wednesday at the Summer Universiade Games in Taipei, this time in the floor event. This is the third medal for her and the fourth for Romania.

Larisa Iordache had previously won the bronze medal on Wednesday, in the balance beam event, her second medal, after the gold medal won on Tuesday for the individual all-around event.

Larisa received a 13.666 mark, being overcome by Elisabeth Black (Canada) – 14.133 and Natsumi Sasada (Japan) – 13.833.

Larisa Iordache 21 has an impressive record, including a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics (with the gymnastics team), two silver medals (individual all-around, floor) and two bronze (individual all-around and floor) at the World Championship, five gold medals (two with the team, two for the floor, one for the balance beam), five silver (two for the balance beam, all-around, vault and floor) and two bronze (vault and balance beam) at the European Championships.

Romania’s delegation at the 29th edition of the Summer Universiade has won three medals, all in gymnastics, one gold – won on Tuesday by Larisa Iordache and two bronze medals, one obtained by Andrei Muntean in the vault event and by Larisa Iordache in the balance beam event.

Romania participates in Taipei with a delegation of 121 people, of which 91 are athletes. Romanian athletes are competing in athletics, weightlifting, table tennis, men’s volleyball, swimming, diving, basketball, men’s water polo, gymnastics, fencing and judo.

Romania was ranked 29th by nations at the 2015 Summer Universiade in Gwangju (South Korea), winning one gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze medals.

 

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