Judoka Alina Dumitru wins first medal for Romania at London Olympics

Newsroom 30/07/2012 | 10:06

Judoka Alina Dumitru won Romania’s first medal at the London Olympic Games on Saturday, winning silver in the 48-kilogram category although she had a serious injury at her right hand. Dumitru, who was the 2008 Olympic champion in the final of the women’s judo 48kg, lost in a match with Brazil’s Sarah Menezes.

Alina Dumitru is a multiple medal winner in all competitions she took part in. She awarded with gold at the 2008 Olympic Games and silver at the 2012 Olympic Games, and bronze at the World Championship. She won seven gold medals and two bronze medals in the European Championships, World Cups, Grand Prix, Masters, 12 gold medals, nine silver medals and 15 bronze medals in the Grand Slams, gold and a bronze medal in Under-20 World Championships, nine gold medals, two silver medals and three bronze medals in European Cups.

Alina Dumitru announced that she would retire after the London Olympics Games.

Oana Vasiliu

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