Romania has become world champion at the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) Fitness Challenge after defeating Hungary in the final event of the competition which took place in Santa Susanna, Spain, told Agerpres.
"Our athletes won the gold in the final against Hungary, also breaking the world record for the number of repetitions, with 2321 points. We have confirmed this time as well that we deserve our place among the world elite of this sport. Congratulations to Elena Novac, Camelia Stefan, Oana Vasilescu, Mariana Topal, Lilla Kanizsay, Andrei Apetrei and Cosmin Marcuta," President of the Romanian Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation (FRCF) Gabriel Toncean announced on Sunday, on his Facebook page.
Romania also won three gold, two silver and three bronze medals at the same world championship.
Therefore, Elena Novac and Camelia Stefan became world champions in the Fitness Challenge Silver Women's Couple and Fitness Challenge Gold Level Women's Couple categories, and Elena Novac and Cosmin Marcuta - world champions in the Fitness Challenge Silver Level Mixed Couple category.
Moreover, Oana Vasilescu and Lilla Kanizsay became world vice-champions in the Fitness Challenge Silver Level Women's category, and Camelia Stefan and Andrei Apetrei - world vice-champions in the Fitness Challenge Silver Level Mixed Couple category.
Oana Vasilescu also won the bronze medal in the Fitness Challenge Silver Level Individual category, Camelia Stefan ranked 3rd in the Fithenss Challenge Gold Level Individual category, and Camelia Stefan and Andrei Apetrei won the bronze medal in the Fitness Challenge Gold Level Mixed Couple category.
The IFBB Fitness Challenge is an event that was born in Santa Susanna, Spain, and consists of a circuit with strength exercises in 6 stations, in which the athletes try to perform the maximum number of repetitions in 2 minutes.
The year 2022 was the first year in which the Romanian Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness introduced this category within the National Championship.