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Romanian Cristian ‘Hammer’ Ciocan wins WBO European heavyweight title

By   /  16/10/2016  /  RO Sports, Romania, Sports  /  Comments Off on Romanian Cristian ‘Hammer’ Ciocan wins WBO European heavyweight title

Bucharest, October 16, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency Romanian heavyweight boxer Cristian Ciocan claimed the WBO European heavyweight title on Saturday evening, winning a split decision points victory over Turkish fighter Erkan Teper after 12 fairly balanced rounds at the G 18-Halle in Hamburg, Germany. Ciocan previously held the WBO belt in the period 2012—2013. The […]

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Romania draw Montenegro 1-1 in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier

By   /  05/09/2016  /  ME Sports, Montenegro, RO Sports, Romania, Sports  /  Comments Off on Romania draw Montenegro 1-1 in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier

Bucharest, September 5, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency Romania and Montenegro on Sunday evening ended their first 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier in a tie, 1-1 (0-0). They played at Cluj Arena of Cluj-Napoca. Romania were very close to getting a win in their first match coached by German Christoph Daum, but Nicolae Stanciu failed to […]

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Rio 2016: Romanian Saritov wins bronze in the men’s 97-kg freestyle wrestling event

By   /  22/08/2016  /  RO Sports, Romania, Sports  /  Comments Off on Rio 2016: Romanian Saritov wins bronze in the men’s 97-kg freestyle wrestling event

Bucharest, August 22, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency Russian-born Romanian wrestler Albert Saritov won the Olympic bronze medal in the men’s 97-kg freestyle wrestling event on Sunday, the last day of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games, as he defeated Georgia’s Elizbar Odikadze. Saritov, 31, naturalised in 2016, won 10-0 technical points and 4-0 classification points. […]

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Winners and medals of IBNA countries

By   /  22/08/2016  /  BG Sports, Bulgaria, Croatia, GR Sports, Greece, Headlines, HR Sports, Kosovo, RO Sports, Romania, RS Sports, Serbia, SI Sports, Slovenia, Sports, TR Sports, Turkey, XK Sports  /  Comments Off on Winners and medals of IBNA countries

Rio, August 22, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency By Spiros Sideris The Rio Olympic Games of 2016 gave on Sunday evening with a spectacular ceremony their place to Tokyo, which will host the 2020 Games. Impressive were the performances of the Balkan countries among 206 countries. The Independent Balkan News Agency LTD presents the rankings based […]

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Rio 2016: Romania’s Mergea/Tecau to meet Spain’s Marc Lopez, Rafael Nadal in men’s doubles final

By   /  12/08/2016  /  RO Sports, Romania, Sports  /  Comments Off on Rio 2016: Romania’s Mergea/Tecau to meet Spain’s Marc Lopez, Rafael Nadal in men’s doubles final

Bucharest, August 12, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency Romanian tennis pairing Florin Mergea – Horia Tecau will play the Olympic men’s doubles tennis final against Spaniards Marc Lopez and Rafael Nadal. The 6th seeded Spaniards defeated on Thursday in the semi-finals Canadians Daniel Nestor / Vasek Pospisil 7-6 (1) 7-6 (4), in about two hours of […]

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Rio 2016: Romanian swimmer Glinta advances to 100-m backstroke final

By   /  08/08/2016  /  RO Sports, Romania, Sports  /  Comments Off on Rio 2016: Romanian swimmer Glinta advances to 100-m backstroke final

Bucharest, August 8, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency Romanian swimmer Robert Glinta, 19, on Sunday evening advanced to the men’s 100-m backstroke final of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games, as he finished fourth in semifinal 2, clocked in at 53.34s. The best result of semifinal 2 was US David Plummer’s 52.50s; second best was Australian […]

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Rio 2016: Romania’s Ponor advances to women’s beam final

By   /  08/08/2016  /  RO Sports, Romania, Sports  /  Comments Off on Rio 2016: Romania’s Ponor advances to women’s beam final

Bucharest, August 8, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency Romanian artistic gymnast Catalina Ponor has advanced to the women’s beam final at the ongoing Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games and will compete for a medal on August 15. Ponor won a score of 14.900 in qualification 2 round, finishing 5th in the final ranking. Competing in the […]

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Simona Halep wins Rogers Cup, beating Madison Keys

By   /  01/08/2016  /  RO Sports, Romania, Sports  /  Comments Off on Simona Halep wins Rogers Cup, beating Madison Keys

Bucharest, August 1, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency The Romanian tennis player Simona Halep, World No. 5, won the USD 2,413,663 women’s Rogers Cup in Montreal on Sunday, after defeating American Madison Keys in straight sets 7-6 (2), 6-3. Halep, who’s rebounding World No. 3 on Monday, has imposed in one hour 15 minutes in front […]

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Simona Halep advances to 2016 Rogers Cup women’s singles quarter-finals

By   /  29/07/2016  /  RO Sports, Romania, Sports  /  Comments Off on Simona Halep advances to 2016 Rogers Cup women’s singles quarter-finals

Bucharest, July 29, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency Romanian tennis player Simona Halep, WTA’s 5th, on Thursday advanced to the quarter-finals of the women’s singles event at the 2,413,663-USD Rogers Cup tournament, after she defeated Karolina Pliskova (CZE), 6-3, 6-3. Halep, a 2015 finalist, won in one hour and 7 minutes. Halep, 24, the third seed […]

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Niculescu/Wickmayer wins Washington women’s doubles final

By   /  25/07/2016  /  RO Sports, Romania, Sports  /  Comments Off on Niculescu/Wickmayer wins Washington women’s doubles final

Bucharest, July 25, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency Romanian-Belgian pairing Monica Niculescu/Yanina Wickmayer on Saturday won the final of the women’s doubles event at the 226,750-USD Washington WTA tennis tournament after defeating the Japanese double Shuko Aoyama/Risa Ozaki, 6-4, 6-3. Niculescu/Wickmayer prevailed in one hour and 15 minutes, with a short rain break as the winning […]

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