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NOTRETU Arian-Cristian
Sport Para swimming, Para Triathlon
NPC Romania   
Place of BirthBucharest, ROU
Height1.63 m
Weight 49 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
S9, SB8, SM9
Further Personal Information
Bucharest, ROU
English, Romanian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2016.
Why this sport?
He liked the sport.
Club / Team
Club Sportiv Lamont: Cluj-Napoca, ROU
Name of coach
Daniel Nistoroiu [national]
Training Regime
He trains eight times a week.
General Interest
Playing video games. (Athlete, 14 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning three gold medals and a bronze at the 2018 International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation [IWAS] Youth World Games in Athlone, Ireland. (Athlete, 14 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Daniel Nistoroiu. (Athlete, 14 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 14 Aug 2018)
Other sports
He has competed in Para triathlon at junior national level in Romania. (, 26 Feb 2018)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (, 28 Jan 2018)
He was diagnosed with cancer at age 15, which resulted in his left being amputated. (TVR2 YouTube channel, 29 Nov 2017; Athlete, 14 Aug 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
European Championships - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
  2018 100m Freestyle S9  DNS
18 2018 100m Backstroke S9 1:23.14
10 2021 400m Freestyle S9 5:02.19
10 2021 100m Backstroke S9 1:16.64
European Championships - Para Triathlon
Rank Year Event Result
5 2021 PTS2 1:41:45
6 2022 PTS2 1:35:15