Golden times for the Romanian sports Momente de aur pentru sportul romanesc

David Popovici, golden Romanian swimmer photo: courtesy of http://www.gsp.ro

In June 2022, the name David Popovici reached me for the first time, on the occasion of the Fina World Championship in Budapest. This is a new successful situation, in recent years, with a Romanian athlete obtaining medals in swimming. My joy was immense and it is still supported by the beautiful results of the same swimmer at the European Aquatics 2022 in Rome. At the young age of 17, becoming a world champion seems like an impossible dream to achieve. At this age, many of us don’t even know what path we will follow in life, we are in school and dreaming of true love. What I can conclude is that this David has definitely found his way and maybe water is his true love. But his destiny is just beginning and I am sure that David Popovici’s talent, motivation, education and youth will be clear assets for future medals or personal successes. David is already an inspiration for us and for many other Romanians. Well done David !!

Now it’s Simona’s turn. I discovered Simona in 2014, when I was on vacation in Bulgaria. I was also with a tennis racket in my luggage, but I still didn’t know anything about this wonderful and very serious girl, completely in love with tennis. She had her first big victory at the international level in June 2014 and then, year after year, various other victories followed, smaller or bigger, but each one I believe – with its unique importance and unrepeatable memories for Simona Halep herself. I was very happy when Simona won the Toronto Tennis Championship earlier, this year. I like her a lot, not only as an athlete but also as a person. Unfortunately, now she has some problems due to this suspension, but I am sure that Simona Halep did not do anything intentionally, already having a world-renowned ethical character. This medicine can cause “stroke or sudden death from myocardial infarction”, confirmed by several medical specialists; she would have never risked her health this way. I hope that her talent and character will continue to support her, in order to prove her innocence; Simona is a talented Romanian tennis player and she’s always proving her fair-play.

Simona Halep wins the Toronto tennis tournament photo: courtesy of http://www.gsp.ro

Another wonderful surprise is the Romanian champion, Ionela Cozmiuc, an amazing winner in the Czech Women’s Rowing Championship 2022. The rower Ionela Livia Cozmiuc won the gold medal in the singles event, the lightweight category this year in the Czech Republic. Ionela has also won other medals in the recent years and is currently preparing for future competitions. This year’s successes have confirmed the talent and discipline with which the Romanian rower has been always preparing, for sport events in Romania and beyond the borders. Ionela Livia will surely bring new medals and I hope that she will also have personal reasons for joy.

photo: courtesy of http://www.prosport.ro

In iunie 2022, numele David Popovici a devenit cunoscut, cu ocazia Campionatului Fina World Championship de la Budapesta. Este o noua reusita, in ultimii ani cand avem un sportiv roman obtinand medalii la inot. Bucuria ma a fost imensa si este sustinuta in continuare de rezultatele frumoase ale aceluiasi inotator la European Aquatics 2022 de la Roma. La o varsta frageda de 17 ani, a deveni campion mondial pare un vis imposibil de atins. La aceasta varsta multi nici nu stim ce cale vom urma in viata, suntem pe bancile scolii si visam la dragostea adevarata. Ce pot sa concluzionez este ca acest David si-a gasit in mod sigur Calea si poate apa este dragostea lui adevarata. Insa destinul lui abia incepe si sunt sigura ca talentul, motivatia, educatia si tineretea lui David Popovici vor fi atuuri clare pentru viitoare medalii sau succese personale…. David este deja o inspiratie pentru noi si pentru multi alti romani. Bravo David!!

Acum vine randul Simonei. Pe Simona am descoperit-o in anul 2014, cand eram in vacanta in Bulgaria. Eram si eu cu racheta de tenis in bagaj insa nu stiam inca nimic de aceasta fata indragostita de tenis, minunata si foarte serioasa. A avut prima mare victorie la nivel international in iunie 2014 si apoi au urmat, an de an, diverse alte victorii, mai mici sau mari insa fiecare cred – cu importanta ei unica si amintirile irepetabile pentru Simona Halep insasi. M-am bucurat mult cand Simona a castigat Campionatul de Tenis de la Toronto. Imi place mult de ea, nu doar ca sportiva dar si ca persoana.

Din pacate acum are ceva probleme datorate acestei suspendari, insa sunt sigura ca Simona Halep nu a facut nimic in mod voit, avand deja un caracter etic de renume mondial. Acest medicament poate provoca „AVC sau moarte subită prin infarct miocardic”, aspect confirmat de mai multi medici specialisti. Sper ca talentul si caracterul ei sa o sustina in continuare pentru a-si demonstra nevinovatia; Simona este o jucatoare de tenis romanca talentata si fair-play., in opinia mea.

O alta surpriza minunata a fost campioana romanca, Ionela Cozmiuc, de la campionatul de Canotaj femei din Cehia 2022. Canotoarea Ionela Livia Cozmiuc a castigat medalia de aur la proba de simplu, categoria usoara in acest an in Cehia. Ionela a mai obtinut si alte medalii iar in curand va pleca in cantonament, in Italia. Succesele din acest an au confirmat talentul si disciplina cu care canotoarea s-a pregatit in ultimii ani, in Romania si nu numai. Cu siguranta Ionela Livia va aduce noi medalii si, sper ca va avea si bucurii in plan personal.

European Table Tennis victory for Romania in 2017! Victorie pentru Romania in Campionatul European de Tenis de Masa 2017!

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After several years of efforts and four consecutive finals,  Romania has finally built up the magic and won the 2017 ITTF European Table Tennis championship in Luxembourg city, on Sunday, 17th of September.

Reuniting five amazing girls, Eliza Samara, Daniela Dodean, Bernadette Szocs, Adina Diaconu and Irina Ciobanu, their coach Viorel Filimon encouraged them to play ‘one for all and all for one’ and never stop believing in their chance.  The coach has confessed for the press, by saying: ‘ I have waited 12 years for this gold. Finally we have reached it. We did not have any special preparation; our main weapon was the great quality of each player.’

After Monica Niculescu’s victory at the BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open in 2016, the Romanian Ping-Pong team continues with another victory, strengthening the positive energies for Romanian players in Luxembourg.     Congratulations to the girls and the best of luck for the rest of 2017!                    Photo: www.crisana.ro

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Dupa mai multi ani de antrenamente si patru finale consecutive, Romania a atras toate energiile magice  si a castigat Campionatul de Tenis de Masa European ITTF 2017 in Luxembourg city, duminica, pe 17 septembrie.

Asociind cinci fete fantastice, Eliza Samara, Daniela Dodean, Bernadette Szocs, Adina Diaconu si Irina Ciobanu, antrenorul Viorel Filimon le-a incurajat constant sa joace ‘una pentru toate si toate pentru una’, precum faimosii muschetari si sa creada in fiecare clipa in sansele lor. Antrenorul a marturisit presei: ‘ Am asteptat 12 ani aceste medalii de aur. Acum am reusit in sfarsit. Nu am avut un antrenament special; atu-ul nostru a fost calitatea extraordinara a fiecarei jucatoare.’

Dupa Monica Niculescu, care a castigat turneul de tenis BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open in 2016, a venit randul echipei de Ping-Pong a Romaniei sa adauge o noua victorie, accentuand energiile pozitive existente pentru sportivii romani in Luxemburg. Felicitari fetelor si mult succes pentru restul anului 2017!                               Poza:  www.crisana.ro