Club Riposta was born out of two people’s love of sport:
Constantin Sandu and Lucian Dina.

constantin sandu

Constantin Sandu

President of Riposta Sports Club

For Sandu, the main objective as a club president and coach has been and still is to support young athletes in an environment of performance, sportsmanship, healthy for both body and mind.

Former colleagues and coached athletes know him as a positive and energetic person with a strong human and professional ethic, a clear vision and a genuine concern for the welfare of every member of the community.

“With every hour of training, with every competition we organize, through training camps or through the simple daily interaction with the little ones, we are sure that we support the Romanian fencing champions of tomorrow, but also that we offer society real values, strong personalities, successful people”, is Sandu’s credo.

As a coach, he was awarded in December 2020 by the Romanian Fencing Federation with the title of “Best Coach of the Year” in sabre, after the performance of Ilinca Pantiș, who won the bronze medal at the European Fencing Championship in Croatia.

Performances as an athlete:

  • Multiple medallist at National Championships
  • 2nd place at the European Championships Bolzano Italy 1999
  • Participant at the Sydney 2000 Olympics, 4th place in the team event
  • Winner of the Romanian Sport Awards in 2000 and 2006
  • 1st place European Champions Cup 2000 and 2006, 2nd place in 2007
  • Paris: 2nd place (teams competition), 2001
  • Aislingen: 2nd place in 2001 and 3rd place in 2003
  • Boston: 3rd place in 2001
  • Amsterdam: 1st place individual 2002, 2003, 2007, 1st place teams 2002, 2003, 2007
  • World Military Championships Catania, 2003: 2nd place individual, 1st place teams
  • 3rd place teams European Championships Zalaegerszeg Hungary, 2005
  • 1st place individual Romanian Cup Iasi, 2005 and Slobozia, 2006
  • 1st place teams European Championship Izmir, 2006
  • 1st place teams National Championship, 2006-2008
lucian dina

Lucian Dina

Vicepresident of Riposta Sports Club

With over 20 years of international experience, fencing is Lucian’s true passion and he believes that education and training are the most powerful ways to pass it on to young people.

Lucian has dedicated over 2 decades to living and promoting the benefits and values of fencing and supporting both youth and adults in reaching their full potential in the sport.

Persevering and serious, he has the ability to work intensely with athletes while maintaining a fun and relaxed atmosphere that is very important in the lower age groups.

Performances as an athlete:

  • National champion, teams, 2004 and 2006
  • Winner of the Romanian Cup in teams, 2006
  • Winner “Super League” stage I, teams, 2005
  • Champions Cup, 2004
  • Amsterdam: 3rd place individual, 2009