Romanian national rowing team ready to resume formal training, says Lipa

BUCHAREST: The national rowing team must intensify training to compete in European events in the fall, stressed the president of the Romanian Rowing Federation Elisabeta Lipa on Tuesday.

She added that she was pleased that professional athletes would resume formal training starting May 15, shortly after the end of the state of emergency in the country, reports the Xinhua news agency.

We have before us three European championships in different categories, scheduled for the fall of this year, she said, convinced that they will take place as scheduled, given that the virus now appears to be under control in many European countries.

So we also have big goals this year, even if we don't have the Olympics anymore, added 55-year-old Lipa, the most decorated shirt in the history of the Olympics, winning five gold, two silver and one bronze medals. .

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So it is crucial to start training again. You cannot train at home like you do when you are part of a team. You need a strict schedule, teammates around you and a goal to fight for! she stressed.

The members of the national rowing team have been training at home for the last two months, but under strict supervision of the coaches. After May 15, they will resume their training at the Snagov National Sports Complex, some 40 kms north of the capital city of Bucharest.

The Eastern European country reported 325 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 13,837, with 841 deaths.