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Vladimir Butucea

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T12, F12

Further personal information

Residence
Chisinau, MDA
Languages
English, Romanian, Russian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 26 in Chisinau, Moldova.
Name of coach
Dumitru Prodan [personal], MDA, from 2017

General interest

Hobbies
Drawing, climbing. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal at the 2017 World Arm Wrestling Championships in Hungary. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2019 he received the Para Athlete of the Year Award from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research in Moldova. (realitatea.md, 19 Dec 2019; diez.md, 19 Dec 2019)
Other sports
He has competed in arm wrestling, and won a silver medal and a bronze medal at the 2017 World Championships in Hungary. He has also competed in powerlifting. (armpower.net, 25 Jun 2018; tv8.md, 08 Sep 2017; realitatea.md, 13 Mar 2017; waf-armwrestling.com, 21 Dec 2016)
Famous relatives
His father Vitalii was a Moldovan national powerlifting champion. (armpower.net, 25 Jun 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (orheitv.md, 23 Nov 2018)