Rowing: Four more Romanian crews qualify for medal finals during European Championships

On Friday, four Romanian crews qualified for the medal finals at the European Rowing Championships in Szeged (Hungary), so the number of boats that will represent us in the medal races has reached ten.

The Olympic champions in women’s double rowing, Ancuta Bodnar and Simona Radis, won the requalifications series (07:16.34) with a lead of about five seconds over the second-placed Irish crew.

In the women’s single sculls, Andrada Morosanu prevailed (07:57.39) in the requalifications, almost five seconds behind the next runner-up and will advance to Final A.

In the women’s race of four oars, Mariana Dumitru, Emanuela Ciotau, Alexandra Ungureanu and Madalina Morosan prevailed in the first series of requalifications (06:49.10), with 39/100 against the French crew.

In the men’s four sculls, Cristian Nicoara, Bogdan Baitoc, Florin Horodisteanu and Ioan Prundeanu ensured their presence in Final A after they ranked second in requalifications (06:07.88), 1 sec 69/100 from Switzerland.

On Thursday, six crews out of the 13 lined up by Romania in Szeged qualified directly for the Finals: women’s double sculls (Ioana Vrinceanu and Roxana Anghel), women’s four sculls (Madalina Beres, Maria Lehaci, Magdalena Rusu and Amalia Beres), men’s four sculls (Andrei Mandrila, Mugurel Semciuc, Stefan Berariu and Ciprian Tudosa), women’s double rowing, light category (Gianina van Groningen and Ionela Cozmiuc), men’s 8+1 (Mihaita Tiganescu, Ciprian Tudosa, Constantin Adam, Mugurel Vasile Semciuc, Florin Arteni, Sergiu Bejan, Stefan Berariu, Florin Lehaci, Adrian Munteanu), 8+1 female (Magdalena Rusu, Roxana Anghel, Adriana Adam, Maria Lehaci, Madalina Beres, Amalia Beres, Ioana Vrinceanu, Simona Radis, Victoria-Stefania Petreanu).

Three other crews will perform in the semi-finals, men’s double sculls (Florin Arteni and Florin Lehaci), men’s double rowing (Andrei Cornea and Marian Enache) and men’s single sculls (Mihai Chiruta).

At the 2023 edition of the European Championships, held in Bled (Slovenia), Romania won six medals, including five gold and one silver.