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PETRIA Marian
Sport Para athletics
NPC Romania   
GenderMen
Age29
Place of BirthGalati, ROU
Height1.72 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F36, T36
Further Personal Information
Residence
Galati, ROU
Occupation
Athlete, Personal Trainer
Languages
Romanian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2011 in Galati, Romania.
Why this sport?
He became involved in sport as a form of therapy, to help avoid numbness in his hands and feet due to his condition.
Club / Team
APH Sporting Club Galati: Romania
Name of coach
Marlena Chitu [personal], ROU, from 2012
General Interest
Hobbies
Travel. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal in the T36 200m at the 2016 European Championships in Grosseto, Italy. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
His mother. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019)
Injuries
He damaged ligaments in his knee while competing at the 2014 Grand Prix in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He required surgery on the injury. (voxtvregional.ro, 08 Jul 2015; viata-libera.ro, 10 Jul 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport for me means life." (adevarul.ro, 22 Sep 2015)
Other sports
He has competed in Para powerlifting. (npc.org.ro, 09 Apr 2010)
Impairment
He has extrapyramidal syndrome [EPS]. The condition resulted from absence of oxygen to his brain during birth, and affects his hands and feet. He was diagnosed with the condition soon after birth. (Athlete, 07 Nov 2019; viata-libera.ro, 07 Aug 2013; npc.org.ro, 14 May 2011)
Other information
GUINNESS PARTICIPANT
In 2009 he entered the Guinness Book of Records after participating in the longest relay race in the world, spanning 3,094 kilometres. (galateni.net, 07 Feb 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
11 2019 Long Jump T36 4.09
10 2019 Universal Relay 1:24.33
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2016 100m T36 14.54
3 2016 200m T36 31.11
  2018 100m T36  DSQ
7 2018 200m T36 30.13