Robert Glinta Cruises to 100 Back Title on Day 3 of Romanian Champs

ROMANIAN INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS DAY 3

  • Dates: May 25-29, 2016
  • Location: Bucharest, Romania
  • Live results

The fiercest competitor at this meet, Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu announced on social media that she’d be leaving the meet to compete in Norway this weekend.

In Hosszu’s absence, two Romanian women took individual titles in events that the Iron Lady probably would have dominated. First, Ana Dascal, born in 2002, won the 200 free with a time of 2:04.55. Then, in the 100 back, it was Carina Macavei with the win at 1:03.24.

Romanian record holder Robert Glinta easily took the men’s 100 back, touching at 54.32 to win by over two full seconds. Glinta won the 50 back earlier in the meet.

Tatiana Chisca was the only non-Romanian to win an event tonight– the Moldovan won the 50 breast with a solid 31.65, the only competitor under 32 seconds. Romania’s Andrei Roman swam a 29.15 to top the field in the men’s 50 breast.

The men’s 200 free was perhaps the most exciting race, as Ionut Radu and Radu Duican flipped at the 150 mark just a tenth apart. Radu surged ahead at the finish, though, out-touching Duican 1:53.32 to 1:53.75.

The team from Pitesti won the mixed 400 medley relay by almost four seconds over Baia Mare. Pitesti touched at 4:09.83, though they were down by more than four seconds going into the final leg. Vladut Patru split a 53.21, though, and more than ran down Baia Mare’s anchor Paula Orzac (1:00.99) to give Pitesti the win over Baia Mare’s 4:13.36.

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About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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