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Romania’s sports minister to compete in Tokyo Paralympics


Romania‘s Minister of Youth and Sports Eduard Novak is part of the Romanian team of athletes who will compete at the Tokyo Paralympics.

„Novak, a road and track racing cyclist, is currently training in Plovdiv, Bulgaria,” Ciprian Anton, the Vice-President of the National Paralympic Committee, told Agerpres.

The minister is training in Bulgaria as there is no available velodrome in the country reported Digi24.ro

Romania will send a team of seven athletes to the Tokyo Paralympics, scheduled to take place between August 24 and September 5. They will compete in table tennis, judo, athletics, cycling, and archery. 

The seven athletes to compete are Bobi Simion (table tennis), Alex Bologa (judo), Octavian Tucaliuc and Tabita Vulturar (athletics), Eugen Pătru (archery), and Eduard Novak and Eduard Moescu (cycling), according to Romania-Insider. 

Romania has won so far four medals at the previous Paralympic Games. Eduard Novak has won three medals, gold and silver in London (2012), and silver in Beijing (2008). Alex Bologa has won a bronze medal in Rio in judo (2016).