Romania's women athletes outshone the men at the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Istanbul. Held over March 9, 10 and 11, the indoor competition provided a chance for athletes to prove themselves ahead of the Olympic Games in London this summer.
Romania's best result came in the women's 4 x 400m relay. Angela Morosanu, Alina Panainte, Adelina Pastor and Elena Mirela Lavric came fourth in a season's best of 3:33.41, losing out on a bronze medal to Russia. Great Britain took the gold and the USA came second. V
iorica Tigau, from Galati, made the long jump final and picked up 7th place with a 6.34 m jump. Bucharest's Petre Esthera also grabbed herself a 7th spot in the high jump. Her 1.92m jump was just 2 cm off her personal best for indoor competition, recorded earlier this year. Petre has been getting better and better over the last few years, setting new personal bests each season.
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