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Naomi Ciorap

Swimming

Biography

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

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)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2012-09-01 7
Women's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2012-09-02 8
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Heat 1 2012-09-08 6
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Butterfly S13 Final 1 2013-08-14 6
Women's 100 m Backstroke S13 Final 1 2013-08-17 6
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heat 3 2015-07-14 20
Women's 100 m Backstroke S13 Heat 2 2015-07-15 11
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Butterfly S13 Heat 3 2016-09-08 7
Women's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heat 3 2016-09-14 7
Women's 100 m Backstroke S13 Heat 1 2016-09-17 6