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Marian Petria

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T36, F36

Further personal information

Residence
Galati, ROU
Languages
Romanian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2009 in Galati, Romania.
Why this sport?
He became involved in sport as a form of therapy to help avoid numbness in his hands and feet due to his condition.

General interest

Hobbies
Travel. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal in the T36 200m at the 2016 European Championships in Grosseto, Italy. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
His mother. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Injuries
He damaged ligaments in his knee while competing at the 2014 Grand Prix in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He required surgery on the injury. (voxtvregional.ro, 08 Jul 2015; viata-libera.ro, 10 Jul 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport for me means life." (adevarul.ro, 22 Sep 2015)
Other sports
He has competed in Para powerlifting. (npc.org.ro, 09 Apr 2010)
Impairment
He has extrapyramidal syndrome [EPS]. The condition resulted from absence of oxygen to his brain during birth, and affects his hands and feet. He was diagnosed with the condition soon after birth. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019; viata-libera.ro, 07 Aug 2013; npc.org.ro, 14 May 2011)
Other information
GUINNESS PARTICIPANT
In 2009 he entered the Guinness Book of Records after participating in the longest relay race in the world, spanning 3,094 kilometres. (galateni.net, 07 Feb 2012)