Team Romania have taken five medals, including two golds, at the European Rowing Championships in Seville, Spain, over the weekend. The gold medals came in the women's 8+1 and the women's pairs, while in the men's fours, Romania took silver. The team picked up a further silver and two bronze medals in Seville on the weekend.
In the women's 8+1, the Romanian crew – Roxana Cogianu, Ionela Zaharia, Cristina Grigoraş, Irina Dorneanu, Adelina Cojocariu, Andreea Boghian, Camelia Lupaşcu, Nicoleta Albu and Daniela Druncea – dominated the 2,000 meter long course, winning by nearly a nine-second margin in a time of 6 minutes 41.83 seconds. The German crew came second, followed by the Russians in the bronze medal position.
Cristina Grigoraş and Andreea Boghian won gold in women's pairs and Marius-Vasile Cozmiuc, George Palamariu, Cristi-Ilie Pârghie and Florin Curuea piloted the Romanian boat to silver in the men's coxless fours.
The success at the European Championships proper comes a week after Romania dominated the junior championships in Minsk, taking seven golds and four silver medals at the event.
(photo source: Romanian Rowing Federation)