Romania’s women miss Olympic gymnastics team berth

Rio de Janeiro, April 18 (IANS) Traditional gymnastics powerhouse Romania has missed out on a place in the women’s Olympic team event after a disappointing display at a Rio 2016 qualifying tournament.

The Romanian women dropped to fifth place after three of four subdivisions were completed at the Olympic test event here on Sunday, reports Xinhua news agency.

The competition provided Olympic spots to the top four-placed nations. With two teams yet to compete, Romania were already eliminated early on Sunday.

Despite missing out on the team event, Romania will still be able to send one female gymnast to Rio.

Romania has won 49 individual women’s gymnastics medals — including 21 gold — at the Olympics since 1976.

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