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ILINA Octavian
Sport Para swimming
NPC Romania   
GenderMen
Age45
Place of BirthBucharest, ROU
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S3
Further Personal Information
Residence
Bucharest, ROU
Occupation
Information Technology
Languages
Romanian
Higher education
Law - Titu Maiorescu University: Bucharest, ROU
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2010 in Bucharest, Romania.
Why this sport?
He says sport helped with his recovery. "I like to swim, it's my favourite sport."
Club / Team
CS Lamont: Romania
Name of coach
Liviu Vlasceanu [personal]
Senior International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
Romania
General Interest
Nicknames
Tavi (inot.ro, 10 Dec 2015)
Hobbies
Spending time with friends, cycling, nature, sports. (wingsforlifeworldrun.com, 06 Apr 2015; Athlete, 14 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing ninth in the S2 50m backstroke and the S2 200m freestyle at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 14 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Liviu Vlasceanu. (Athlete, 14 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci, Romanian tennis player Ilie Nastase, Romanian footballer Gheorghe Hagi, Romanian Para swimmer Arian-Cristian Notretu. (Athlete, 14 Aug 2018)
Other sports
He has competed in triathlon and duathlon. (results.42km.ro, 13 Jun 2015; frtri.ro, 2013)
Impairment
He has quadriplegia after sustaining C5 and C6 spinal cord injuries following a dive into water while on holiday in 1999. (maratondhl.ro, 31 Dec 2015; wingsforlifeworldrun.com, 06 Apr 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2016 100m Backstroke S2 2:49.34
9 2016 200m Freestyle S2 5:44.10 
Heats 2016 50m Backstroke S2 1:13.81
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
9 2016 200m Freestyle S2 5:49.51
8 2016 100m Backstroke S2 2:45.02
9 2016 50m Freestyle S2 1:14.78
10 2016 50m Backstroke S2 1:15.78
9 2018 50m Backstroke S3 1:19.95
9 2018 200m Freestyle S3 6:12.39
8 2021 50m Freestyle S3 1:15.43
7 2021 200m Freestyle S3 5:39.28