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Stefan Rosca

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Wife Nadia, one daughter
Residence
Italy
Languages
Romanian, Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2009 in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.
Why this sport?
He decided to begin powerlifting after his accident, and was encouraged to take it up competitively after he was noticed by a professional lifting coach.
Name of coach
Dumitru Prodan, MDA, from 2014; Boris Sheiko, RUS, from 2015

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
Moldova
Location
Kuala Lumpur, MAS

General interest

Hobbies
Fishing. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
His coach. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)
Other sports
He represented the Republic of Moldova in boxing at youth level, and has also competed internationally in wheelchair tennis. (prosport.ro, 21 Feb 2014)
Impairment
At age 17 he received an electric shock after climbing a pole to rescue a bird in Sadaclia, Republic of Moldova. As a result of the accident he was in a coma, and his legs were amputated due to the seriousness of his burns. (prosport.ro, 21 Feb 2014)
Other information
SANCTION
In 2013 he was suspended for two years and fined 1,500 Euros after returning an adverse analytical finding for dehydrochloromethyl-testosterone metabolite at the 2013 European Championships in Aleksin, Russian Federation. He was ineligible from competition from 12 June 2013 until 11 June 2015. (paralympic.org, 31 Jul 2013)

FURTHER STUDIES
In 2015 he graduated in law from Moldova State University in Chisinau. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019; Facebook profile, 16 Jul 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -75 kg Final Round 2012-09-03 9