The city of Antwerp in Belgium will this weekend see the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships. The competition could bring the qualification of the Romanian teams for the Olympic Games in Paris, next year. The female athletes who represent Romania in Antwerp are Ana Maria Bărbosu, Sabrina Voinea, Lilia Cosman, Amalia Ghigoarţă, Andreea Preda and Ella Oprea Creţu while its male team consists of Robert Burtănete, Andrei Muntean, Roland Modoianu, Nicholas Ţarcă and Emilian Neagu. The injuries that he got in September have prevented the best Romanian gymnast, Gabriel Burtănete from participating in the aforementioned competition. Romania's gymnastics teams have not participated in the Olympic Games since 2012 in London.
We move on to women's handball now. This weekend will see the fourth leg of the Champions League, and on Saturday, Rapid Bucharest goes to Budapest to play local side Ferencvaros. With two points out of three games, Rapid ranks sixth in Group B. CSM Bucharest is also playing abroad, in Partille, Sweden, where our handballers will be up against local side Sävehof. The Romanian champions are presently ranking fifth in Group A with two points. In the second round of the qualifiers for the second continental competition, the European League, Dunarea Braila will be playing a home match against Valur Reykjavik of Iceland. The Romanians won the first match 30-29.
This weekend will also see the football matches counting towards the 11th leg of the Romanian Superleague. On Friday, Oţelul Galaţi plays Dinamo Bucharest, while on Saturday, UTA Arad takes on FC Voluntari, and Farul Constanţa on Sepsi Sfântu Gheorghe. Three games are due on Sunday, when Universitatea Craiova, on their own turf, will be playing FC Botoşani, then in Sibiu, central Romania, local side Hermannstadt will be up against Rapid Bucharest. The city of Cluj, in western Romania, will be pitching local side CFR against FC U Craiova 1948.
The leg will end on Monday, when Poli Iaşi plays Petrolul Ploieşti and FCSB Universitatea Cluj. FCSB tops the ranking with 25 points out of 10 matches, followed by CFR with 19 points out of 9 games.