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Samuel Ciorap

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12

Further personal information

Residence
Cluj-Napoca, ROU
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Romanian
Higher education
Philosophy - Alexandru Ioan Cuza University : Iasi, ROU

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at the Lamont Centre in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in 2009.
Why this sport?
He and his visually impaired siblings decided to learn to swim for therapeutic purposes and for fun. "I am competitive and I like water."
Club / Team
Lamont Sports Club: Cluj-Napoca, ROU
Name of coach
Daniel Nistoroiu

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Romania
Tournament
International Tournament
Location
Germany

General interest

Hobbies
Football, philosophy, psychology. (Athlete, 04 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning three silver medals at the 2011 IBSA World Games in Antalya, Turkey. (Athlete, 04 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
British swimmer Adam Peaty. (Athlete, 04 Sep 2016)
Injuries
He was injured before the 2012 Paralympic Games in London and could not attend, despite having qualified. (gsp.ro, 09 Sep 2012)
Awards and honours
He was presented with a certificate of merit by the Cluj City Council for his three medals at the 2011 IBSA World Championships in Antalya, Turkey. (cluj.am.ro, 05 Apr 2011)

He received an excellence prize from the Cluj City Council for his achievements in 2009. (djstcluj.ro, 23 Dec 2009)
Famous relatives
His sister Naomi also represents Romania in swimming, and both were selected to competed at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (INFO, 04 Sep 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heat 1 2016-09-13 4
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Heat 2 2016-09-14 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2016-09-17 6