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CIORAP Naomi
Sport Para swimming
NPC Romania   
GenderWomen
Age21
Place of BirthBacau, ROU
Height1.70 m
Weight 57 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S13, SB13, SM13
Further Personal Information
Residence
Cluj-Napoca, ROU
Occupation
Student
Languages
Romanian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming in 2009 in Cluj- Napoca, Romania.
Why this sport?
She and her visually impaired siblings decided to learn to swim for therapeutic purposes and for fun. "In time, swimming become a style of life for us."
Club / Team
Lamont Sports Club: Cluj-Napoca, ROU
Name of coach
Carmen Radu
Senior International Debut
Year
2009
Competing for
Romania
Tournament
International Tournament
Location
Germany
General Interest
Hobbies
Biology, psychology, music. (Athlete, 05 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Setting two world records at the 2011 IBSA World Games in Antalya, Turkey. (Athlete, 05 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
Coach Carmen Radu. (Athlete, 05 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 05 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
She was presented with a certificate of merit by the Cluj City Council for her gold and silver medals won at the 2011 IBSA World Championships. (cluj.am.ro, 05 Apr 2011)
Famous relatives
Her sister Elisei has also represented Romania in para-swimming and both were selected to compete at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Her sister Ana has competed in para-swimming at club level. (lamont.ro, 08 Apr 2011, npc.org.ro, 18 Aug 2013; Athlete, 05 Sep 2016)
Other information
FAMILY
She is one of seven children, five of whom have serious visual impairments. Their father is also blind, and no one in her family had any prior swimming experience. (ftr.ro, 24 Aug 2009)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2012 50m Freestyle S13 32.53
Heats 2012 100m Freestyle S13 1:13.30
Heats 2012 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:34.92
Heats 2016 100m Butterfly S13 1:22.55
Heats 2016 50m Freestyle S13 30.93
12 2016 100m Backstroke S13 1:22.00 
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2013 100m Butterfly S13 1:19.37
6 2013 100m Backstroke S13 1:20.04
Heats 2015 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:57.39
Heats 2015 100m Backstroke S13 1:19.53
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2014 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:39.26
5 2014 100m Backstroke S13 1:22.24
7 2014 200m Individual Medley SM13 3:02.56
12 2016 100m Butterfly S13 1:24.78
13 2016 50m Freestyle S13 31.30
17 2016 100m Freestyle S13 1:09.98
9 2016 400m Freestyle S13 5:46.77
9 2016 100m Backstroke S13 1:21.71
11 2016 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:59.97