Romanian athlete Valentin Cretu achieved the first victory of his career, on Friday, February 10, at the FIL Nations Cup, a competition held in Winterberg (Germany).
Valentin Cretu won in 52.412 seconds ahead of 21-year-old German Florian Müller (+0.034) and 25-year-old US-American Jonathan Gustafson (+0.101).
”My first Nations Cup win makes me very happy. The run today was also quite decent. It is just a good feeling to win”, said the 33-year-old winner from Sinaia for The International Luge Federation website.
Eduard-Mihai Craciun finished in the last place (20th), with a time of 1 min 02 sec. In women’s singles, Raluca Stramaturaru finished 11th out of 19 athletes (57 sec). In the men’s doubles, Tudor-Stefan Handaric and Sebastian Motzca finished in 5th place, with a time of 44 sec, out of nine teams lined up at the start.