Athletics | Swimming
Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
English, Romanian, Russian
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
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)
She has represented Moldova in Para swimming. (mecc.gov.md, 17 Apr 2020; summer.emilopen.cz, 01 Jan 2019)
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)