Romania's team, with members Elizabeta Samara, Bernadette Szocs and Daniela Dodean, has qualified for the quarterfinals of the women's Olympic table tennis team tournament at the 2020 Olympic Games, after defeating Egypt 3-0 on Sunday at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.
Romania scored a clear victory and will play on August 2 in the quarterfinals against Hong Kong, which eliminated Brazil in the eighth round.
In the first match, the doubles event, Daniela Dodean and Elizabeta Samara defeated Yusra Helmy and Farah Abdelaziz 3-0 (11-8, 13-11, 11-6), Agerpres informs.
In the first singles match, Bernadette Szocs won 3-2 against Dina Meshref (10-12, 9-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-7).
The victory point was brought by Elizabeta Samara, who defeated Farah Abdelaziz 3-1 (11-4, 9-11, 11-9, 11-8).
Romania's women's table tennis team participates for the third time in the Olympics, having ranked 7th in Beijing 2008 and 9th in Rio 2016.
Romania participated for the first time in the Olympic table tennis competition in Barcelona in 1992, and since then our athletes have participated in every edition of the Olympics. In London, Adrian Crisan played in the quarterfinals, obtaining the best Romanian Olympic result in this sport so far.