Headcoach of the Romanian national team, Swedish Tomas Ryde has announced the squad traveling to Rio in august 2016. Romanian women did not won any medals from Olympic Games in the past and after the bronze medal from the World Championship last December they have a secret dream to step on the podium in Rio.
The team has to participate without rightwinger Adriana Nechita, she will miss the Olympics due to pregnancy.
As a curiosity we can mention the presence of Gabriella Szűcs in the squad, the leftback was the part of Hungarian national team between 2004-2011, and she has already participated at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing with Hungary, finishing fourth with her team.
Goalkepeers: Paula Ungureanu, Ionica Munteanu
Leftwings: Valentina Ardean-Elisei, Ana Maria Tanasie
Rightwings: Laura Chiper
Leftbacks: Cristina Neagu, Gabriela Perianu, Gabriella Szucs
Central backs: Aurelia Brădeanu, Eliza Buceschi
Right backs: Melinda Geiger, Patricia Vizitiu
Lineplayers: Oana Manea, Florina Chintoan
Reserves: 1. Denisa Dedu (GK), 2. Madalina Zamfirescu (CB)