European Championships | 28 Jan 2024

Bianca MEI ROSU and Elena ZAHARIA atop the medal podium in Skopje

The champions of the Women's Doubles event at the 2024 European Under-21 Championships are Bianca MEI ROSU and Elena ZAHARIA. In the final, they defeated Luciana MITROFAN of Romania and Sara TOKIC of Slovenia. The bronze medalists are the French pairings Leana HOCHART and Elise PUJOL, along with Croatia's Hana ARAPOVIC and Germany's Sophia KLEE.

In the Women's Doubles category, silver medalist Sara TOKIC has become the first Slovenian woman to stand on the podium at the EC U21.

The final match, played without coaches since three players hail from Romania and are members of the same club, C.S.M. Constanta, concluded in four games (11-5, 8-11, 11-0, 11-3).

“This was a great final for our team. Luciana came close to winning the second game. Both MITROFAN and TOKIC played very well. They were on every ball, but eventually, we managed to attack on every point and stick with the tactics,” said MEI ROSU.

Bianca Mei ROSU defended her title, clinched last year in Sarajevo, partnering with Germany's Mia GRIESEL.

“I am proud of Bianca and myself. We did it! Bianca retained her title. Now I have one more to win. This was our first tournament together, and I hope we will play more in the future. We enjoyed this match and put up a good fight,” said ZAHARIA.