Trandafir Wins Tight 100 Free Final on Day 2 of Romanian Championships


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

Day two of the Romania International Championships featured five different individual events, along with the 800 free relay for both men and women. After winning the 400 IM on night one of the meet Hungarian Katinka Hosszu did not take part on day two. Unless otherwise noted, swimmers are from Romania.

The finals session began with the fastest heats of the men’s 800 free and women’s 1500 free, as the slower heats already went off in the morning. Sabin Boneau came out on top in the men’s 800 in 8:19.47, while Emilia Dumitrescu was the winner in the women’s mile in 17:20.94.

Next up was the men’s 100 free, arguably the highlight of the night. A finalist at the European Championships just last week, Romania’s Norbert Trandafir came out on top in an impressive time of 49.19 in a field that had four men break the elusive 50 second barrier.Marius Radu touched 2nd in 49.33, backstroke national record holder Robert Glinta was 3rd in 49.92 and Daniel Macovei rounded out the top-4 in 49.95.

The women’s race wasn’t quite as clsoe, with Ana Dascal coming out on top in 56.66 over Amel Melih of Algeria who was 2nd in 57.57.

Andrei Roman (1:03.00) and Tatiana Chisca (1:09.47) won the men’s and women’s 100 breast events. Chisca hails from Moldova.

In the men’s 200 fly Alexandru Coci (2:01.05) defeated Daniel Martin (2:03.17), and in the women’s race Alexandra Dobrin was victorious in 2:18.49.

The 800 free relays finished off the session, with  CI. Sp. Olimpia Bucuresti winning the men’s relay in 7:46.47 and CI. Sp. Municipal Cluj Napoca winning the women’s in 8:47.07.

The winning men’s team was comprised of Sergiu Deznan, Andrei Grigore, Paul Rosioru, and Radu Dulcan and the women’s winners were Vivoschi Miclaus, Andreea Blindu, Kata Korponay, and Dlana Muntean.

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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