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CIORAP Samuel
Sport Para swimming
NPC Romania   
GenderMen
Age24
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12
Further Personal Information
Residence
Cluj-Napoca, ROU
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Romanian
Higher education
Philosophy - Alexandru Ioan Cuza University : Iasi, ROU
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at the Lamont Centre in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in 2009.
Why this sport?
He and his visually impaired siblings decided to learn to swim for therapeutic purposes and for fun. "I am competitive and I like water."
Club / Team
Lamont Sports Club: Cluj-Napoca, ROU
Name of coach
Daniel Nistoroiu
Senior International Debut
Year
2009
Competing for
Romania
Tournament
International Tournament
Location
Germany
General Interest
Hobbies
Football, philosophy, psychology. (Athlete, 04 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning three silver medals at the 2011 IBSA World Games in Antalya, Turkey. (Athlete, 04 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
British swimmer Adam Peaty. (Athlete, 04 Sep 2016)
Injuries
He was injured before the 2012 Paralympic Games in London and could not attend, despite having qualified. (gsp.ro, 09 Sep 2012)
Awards and honours
He was presented with a certificate of merit by the Cluj City Council for his three medals at the 2011 IBSA World Championships in Antalya, Turkey. (cluj.am.ro, 05 Apr 2011)

He received an excellence prize from the Cluj City Council for his achievements in 2009. (djstcluj.ro, 23 Dec 2009)
Famous relatives
His sister Naomi also represents Romania in swimming, and both were selected to competed at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (INFO, 04 Sep 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
9 2016 100m Breaststroke SB12 1:13.92 
11 2016 100m Backstroke S12 1:09.30 
18 2016 50m Freestyle S12 26.36 
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
11 2016 50m Freestyle S12 27.17
8 2016 100m Breaststroke SB12 1:13.02
29 2016 100m Freestyle S13 1:15.62
11 2016 100m Backstroke S12 1:10.57