Countries - Romania

Guide Rumänien


Romania is a country located at the intersection of Central and Southeastern Europe, bordering on the Black Sea. Romania shares a border with Hungary and Serbia to the west, Ukraine and Moldova to the northeast and east, and Bulgaria to the south. At 238,391 square kilometres (92,043 sq mi), Romania is the eighth largest country of the European Union by area, and has the seventh largest population of the European Union with 20,121,641 people. Its capital and largest city is Bucharest - the sixth largest city in the EU.

Romania has six other cities with more than 250,000 inhabitants: Cluj-Napoca, Timișoara, Iași, Constanța, Craiova, and Brașov. Other cities with populations over 200,000 are Galați and Ploiești. Another 11 cities have a population of over 100,000.

Tourism focuses on the country's natural landscapes and its rich history and is a significant contributor to the Romanian economy. Over the past few years, Romania has emerged as a popular tourist destination for many Europeans. Destinations such as Mangalia, Saturn, Venus, Neptun, Olimp, Constanța and Mamaia (sometimes called the Romanian Riviera) are among the most popular attractions during summer. During winter, the skiing resorts along the Valea Prahovei and Poiana Brașov are popular with foreign visitors.For their medieval atmosphere and castles, Transylvanian cities such as Sibiu, Brașov, Sighișoara, Cluj-Napoca, Târgu Mureș or Miercurea Ciuc have become major tourist attractions for foreigners. Rural tourism, focusing on folklore and traditions, has become an important alternative recently, and is targeted to promote such sites as Bran and its Dracula's Castle. Other major natural attractions, such as the Danube Delta, the Iron Gates (Danube Gorge), Scărișoara Cave and several other caves in the Apuseni Mountains have yet to receive great attention.


Wrestling in Romania


In Romania Wrestling is called: Lupte. The Romanian Wrestling Federation is called  F.R.L.  (Federatiei Romane de Lupte). Overall, the F.R.L. have 140 organized bodies. Nationally, there are 8 high schools with a wrestling program. In about 50 other schools wrestling is taught. Then there are also wrestling clubs.


International Situation

 Romania participated for the first time in the Olympic Games in 1900 and has taken part in 18 of the 24 summer games. Romania has been one of the more successful countries at the Summer Olympic Games with a total of 283 medals won throughout the years, 82 of which are gold medals. They were noted for participating in the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles in defiance of a Warsaw Pact boycott, finishing second in gold medals (20) and third in total medal count (53). The most successful years for the romanian sport have been the sixties, seventies and the eighties. With the fall of the Iron Curtain, Romania began its transition towards democracy and a capitalist market economy. After a decade of post-revolution economic problems and living-standards decline, extensive reforms fostered economic recovery. The Sport in Romania could not be maintained this high level. In wrestling, this process is equivalent. The Romanian wrestlers were able to win seven gold medals at the Olympics,. The last time this was achieved Vasile Puscasu in Seoul in 1988. Of the 15 world titles, the last in 1985 by Stefan Negrisan was fought. At the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, the former russian athlet Albert Satirov, won a bronce medal for Romania.

The most successful  romanian wrestlers are Gheorghe Berceanu and Stefan Rusu. Both managed an ever a Olympic gold medal and two World Cup titles.


Stefan Gheoghita participate the german Bundesliga (Team ASV Mainz 88), 2013 he won the University Games in Kazan.


National Situation

Wrestling clubs you can find in all major cities of Romania. In the capital Bucharest, the association's headquarters, as well as the best clubs are located.

National Coaches:
Female: Cornea Cornel and Claudiu Tamaduianu
Greco: Petrica Carare and Stefan Rusu
Freestyle: Aurel Cimpoeru and Aurel Suteu


Ranking of the best Wrestling Clubs in Romania 2012:

  1. CSA Steaua Bucuresti
  2. CS Dinamo Bucuresti
  3. CMM Lugoj
  4. CSM Clui Napoca
  5. CS Rapid Bucuresti
  6. CS Astra Arad
  7. CSM Sucueava
  8. CS Targoviste
  9. CSM Gheorghe
  10. CS Integral Buzau


Romanian Wrestlers in Germany

After the fall of the iron curtain, many romanian wrestlers came, attracted by the fight salaries of the Bundesliga to Germany.
The long-standing Bundesliga Wrestler Nicolae Ghita is the female coach of the German national team since 2013. Well known Romanian Bundesliga Wrestlers:

Marian Sandu (2x europian Champ 55Kg greco), Eusebiu Diaconu (europian Champ 60Kg 2007), Stefan Gheorghita, Virgil Munteanu, George Bucur, Ionel Puscasu, Ionit Panait, Constantin Bulibasa, Rares Chintoan, Adrian Recorian oder Andrei Dukow.




Federatiei Romane de Lupte:

Sediu: Str. Vasile Conta, Nr. 16, sector 2, Bucuresti,
Tel: (+4.021)317 21 41, Fax: (+4.021)317 27 22

Sediu : Splaiul Independentei nr. 315-317
Telefon /Fax : 021 318 29 66


09  /  2016