On Saturday, Olena Zacharia became the vice-champion of the world in the singles final among women under 19 at the World Junior Table Tennis Championship in Nova Gorica (Slovenia).

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Romania, four medals at the World Junior Table Tennis Championships

After four consecutive victories on the board, Olena Zakharia was defeated in the final by the Chinese woman Kuai Man with a score of 4-0 (11-3, 13-11, 11-5, 11-5).

Also on Sunday, Eduard Ionescu won the men’s singles bronze medal after losing to Wen Juibo in the semifinals. The Chinese won 4-2 (5-11, 18-20, 11-9, 11-8, 11-9, 11-7).

Romania also won two bronze medals in Nova Gorica: the women’s team (Olena Zacharia, Ioana Singeorzan, Bianca May-Rochu and Alesia Sferlea) and the men’s team (Darius Movilianu, Eduard Ionescu, Andrej Istrate and Dragos Buyor).