Romanian duo Marius Cozmiuc and Ciprian Tudosă have won the silver in the men’s coxless pair rowing competition at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
It is the fourth medal for Romania at the Tokyo Olympics and the third in rowing, where Romania has a long tradition.
Croatian brothers Martin and Valent Sinkovic dominated the men’s pair at the Sea Forest Waterway, cruising to victory in a race they led from the start. They had a time of 6:15.29
They are the first men to win Olympic gold in both double sculls and the sweep pairs.
The Romanian pair came in second at 6:16.58, and Denmark’s Frederic Vystavel and Joachim Sutton won the bronze with 6:19.88.
The Romanians were slow off the start and were lagging in last position in the first 500 meters. They then got into their stride and began to take over the rest of the field, moving into third and then second place.
The Romanians notched the best time of the Olympics in the semi-finals with a time of 6:13.51.
Romanian athletes Ancuta Bodnar and Simona Radis won the rowing gold medal in women’s 19.double sculls on Tuesday.
Romania also won the silver medal in the men’s rowing four. Fencer Ana Maria Popescu won the women’s individual epee fencing silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.