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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

Romanian fencer Ana Maria Popescu receives World Cup Trophy for fifth time

Romanian fencer Ana Maria Popescu received the World Cup Trophy on November 27, in Lausanne, during the FIE - International Fencing Federation Congress.

“Declared the best swordswoman in the world in the 2020-2021 season, Ana received the award after a season ended at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, where Ana won the silver medal. Ana is the only swordswoman in the world who managed to win the World Cup Trophy 5 times,” the Romanian Fencing Federation announced.

Ana Maria Popescu won the first title in the 2007-2008 season, then in 2008-2009, 2012-2013, 2019-2020 and 2020-2021.

“Last year, when the FIE - International Fencing Federation decided to grant the awards for the athletes of the year although the season stopped halfway through, I felt a kind of injustice towards my opponents. I had a good start to the season, I was first in the world rankings, but I knew that things could change until the end ... so I was only half happy with the prize, and I promised myself that I would do my best as in next year to stay in the lead. A year later... here I am in Lausanne, at the FIE Congress, receiving for the fifth time this distinction. Proud, honoured and extremely happy,” Ana Maria Popescu wrote on Facebook.

Popescu has 3 Olympic, 6 world and 11 European medals, and has won 37 stages of the World Cup.

newsroom@romania-insider.com

(Poto source: Facebook/Ana-Maria Branza; photo by Augusto Bizzi Fotografo)

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

Romanian fencer Ana Maria Popescu receives World Cup Trophy for fifth time

Romanian fencer Ana Maria Popescu received the World Cup Trophy on November 27, in Lausanne, during the FIE - International Fencing Federation Congress.

“Declared the best swordswoman in the world in the 2020-2021 season, Ana received the award after a season ended at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, where Ana won the silver medal. Ana is the only swordswoman in the world who managed to win the World Cup Trophy 5 times,” the Romanian Fencing Federation announced.

Ana Maria Popescu won the first title in the 2007-2008 season, then in 2008-2009, 2012-2013, 2019-2020 and 2020-2021.

“Last year, when the FIE - International Fencing Federation decided to grant the awards for the athletes of the year although the season stopped halfway through, I felt a kind of injustice towards my opponents. I had a good start to the season, I was first in the world rankings, but I knew that things could change until the end ... so I was only half happy with the prize, and I promised myself that I would do my best as in next year to stay in the lead. A year later... here I am in Lausanne, at the FIE Congress, receiving for the fifth time this distinction. Proud, honoured and extremely happy,” Ana Maria Popescu wrote on Facebook.

Popescu has 3 Olympic, 6 world and 11 European medals, and has won 37 stages of the World Cup.

newsroom@romania-insider.com

(Poto source: Facebook/Ana-Maria Branza; photo by Augusto Bizzi Fotografo)

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