Loredana Dinu, athlete of the year 2016 by CS Dinamo

Loredana Dinu, athlete of the year 2016 by CS Dinamo

Loredana Dinu, a member of the female fencing team of Romania, an Olympic champion in Rio de Janeiro OG 2016 and a bronze medalist at the European Championships, was designated athlete of the year 2016 by the Dinamo Bucharest Sports Club (CS Dinamo) in a gala that took place at the Internal Affairs Ministry (MAI)’s Hqs.

Granted also during the event were the following awards:

The year’s laureates category — Horia Tecau (tennis), Florin Mergea (tennis), Madalina Beres (rowing), Andreea Boghian (rowing), Adelina Bogus (rowing), Mihaela Petrila (rowing), Ioana Strungaru (rowing), Tiberiu Dolniceanu (fencing), Corina Caprioriu (judo), Alin Alexuc (wrestling), Andrei Muntean (gymnastics), Cristina Iovu (weightlifting), Daniel Natea (judo), Monica Ungureanu (judo).

The best section at non-Olympic sports — martial arts section

The best team of 2016 — the male handball team

The best coach: Mircea Roman (rowing)

The best athlete at youth: Viviana Bejenariu (rowing)

The best athlete at juniors: Andrei Nicolae (canoeing)

The club also granted three plaques of honour for the support given to fulfilling the club’s performance (93 medals grabbed in 2016) to the COSR (Romanian Sports and Olympic Committee) chair, Mihai Covaliu, to the Minister of Youth and Sports, Elisabeta Lipa and to the Minister of Internal Affairs, Ioan Dragos Tudorache.

Minister Tudorache said he is proud of the results of the Dinamo athletes, although before taking over his mandate he was a fan of another club.

“In the last three months, I felt I should become a Dinamo fan, to dye myself in red. And today I’m proud and happy to have the opportunity to congratulate these athletes for their results this year,” said Tudorache. More…