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Octavian Ilina

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S3

Further personal information

Residence
Bucharest, ROU
Occupation
Information Technology
Languages
Romanian
Higher education
Law - Titu Maiorescu University: Bucharest, ROU

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2010 in Bucharest, Romania.
Why this sport?
He says sport helped with his recovery. "I like to swim, it's my favourite sport."
Club / Team
CS Lamont: Romania
Name of coach
Liviu Vlasceanu [personal]

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Romania

General interest

Nicknames
Tavi (inot.ro, 10 Dec 2015)
Hobbies
Spending time with friends, cycling, nature, sports. (wingsforlifeworldrun.com, 06 Apr 2015; Athlete, 14 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing ninth in the S2 50m backstroke and the S2 200m freestyle at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 14 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Liviu Vlasceanu. (Athlete, 14 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci, Romanian tennis player Ilie Nastase, Romanian footballer Gheorghe Hagi, Romanian Para swimmer Arian-Cristian Notretu. (Athlete, 14 Aug 2018)
Other sports
He has competed in triathlon and duathlon. (results.42km.ro, 13 Jun 2015; frtri.ro, 2013)
Impairment
He has quadriplegia after sustaining C5 and C6 spinal cord injuries following a dive into water while on holiday in 1999. (maratondhl.ro, 31 Dec 2015; wingsforlifeworldrun.com, 06 Apr 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S2 Heat 1 2016-09-09 5
Men's 200 m Freestyle S2 Heat 2 2016-09-11 4
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Heat 2 2016-09-15 5