Romanian Achievements and Records: Part 12

81. Romanian long-distance runner Constantina Diţă Tomescu is the oldest Olympic marathon champion in history. (sources 1, 2, 3) She holds this record since the 2008 Summer Olympics when she won the women’s marathon in 2 hours, 26 minutes and… Continue reading

Romanian Achievements and Records: Part 11

77. In 1976, Nadia Comăneci became the first person ever to appear on the cover of Time, Newsweek and Sports Illustrated magazines at the same time. (source) … not to mentioned millions of press and… Continue reading

Romanian Achievements and Records: Part 10

71. The Letea forest, located in southern Romania, is the only place in Europe where there are lianas. (sources 1, 2) According to the Encyclopædia Britannica, one of the most scholarly of English language encyclopaedias, the… Continue reading

Romanian Achievements and Records: Part 9

… continuation: 66. The largest flag ever made was a Romanian national flag. It had 349.42 meters long and 226.92 meters wide (79.290 square meters). The record was confirmed by Jack Brockbank, Guinness World Records… Continue reading

Romanian Achievements and Records: Part 8

61. The Romanian armed opposition to communist state terror was one of the most long-lasting in the Eastern Bloc. Armed resistance was the first and most structured form of resistance against the communist regime. It… Continue reading

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Romanian Achievements and Records: Queen Marie of Romania (I)

… continuation: This is the 5th part of the series of Romanian Achievements and Records and I decided to dedicate 3 posts to Queen Marie of Romania. The counting of records/achievements will go on. Hope… Continue reading

Romanian Achievements and Records: Part 4

… continuation:  16. Based on Net Index report at the end of first half of 2013, Timișoara has become the city with the highest download speed in the world. Timișoara had a download… Continue reading

Romanian Achievements and Records: Part 3

… continuation:  11. In 2008, the Romanian alpinist Crina Coco Popescu became the youngest person ever to conquer Mount Damavand, the highest volcano in Asia. She was only 13 when she set this world record. (sources 1, 2,… Continue reading

Romanian Achievements and Records: Part 2

… continuation: 6. The Romanian singer Inna is the first European female singer ever to surpass one billion hits on YouTube, having accomplished this milestone on February 2012. (source) 7. In most international rankings, Romania is among the first places… Continue reading