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Evelina-Cristina Cretu

Athletics | Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T13, F13

Further personal information

Residence
Chisinau, MDA
Occupation
Kinesiologist
Languages
English, Romanian, Russian
Higher education
Physiotherapy - State University of Physical Education and Sport [USEFS]: Chisinau, MDA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2019 in Chisinau, Moldova.
Why this sport?
"I liked athletics very much."
Name of coach
Alexandra Cravtsova [personal], MDA, from 2019

International debut

Year
2019
Competing for
Moldova

General interest

Hobbies
Music, dance, theatre. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her father, and coach Alexandra Cravtsova. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2019 she was presented with the Best Paralympic Athlete of the Year Award by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research in the Republic of Moldova. (diez.md, 19 Dec 2019)
Other sports
She has represented Moldova in Para swimming. (mecc.gov.md, 17 Apr 2020; summer.emilopen.cz, 01 Jan 2019)
Famous relatives
Her father Serghei Cretu competed in weightlifting at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, finishing 16th in his category. He later became a coach and has received the title of honoured coach of Moldova. (sports-reference.com, 01 Jun 2019; Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)