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PREDA Ionut
Sport Para athletics
NPC Romania   
GenderMen
Age40
Place of BirthTimisoara, ROU
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F42
Further Personal Information
Family
One son
Languages
Italian, Romanian, Spanish
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
He promised his terminally ill father he would win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games.
General Interest
Hobbies
Travelling, cycling. (ionutpreda.com, 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Anything is possible if you truly fight for your dreams." (ionutpreda.com, 2016)
Other sports
He has competed in weightlifting at regional level in Spain. (Facebook profile, 26 Jul 2016)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games. (ionutpreda.com, 2016)
Impairment
At age eight he had part of his right foot amputated following an accident with a mechanical crane. At age 27 he had his right leg amputated below the knee after being troubled by constant pain in the limb. (ionutpreda.com, 2016; elparalimpicosolitario.blogspot.com, 16 May 2010)
Other information
TRAVELLER
In June 2000 he began travelling round Europe by bicycle. He has since travelled to 26 different European countries and has spent considerable time based in Spain. (ionutpreda.com, 2016)

CLUB FOUNDER
In 2007 he founded Club Esportiu Discapacitats OLIMP in Mollet del Valles, Spain. (Facebook profile, 06 Oct 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
There are no major results available for this athlete.