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ROSCA Stefan
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Moldova   
Place of BirthSadaclia, URS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Further Personal Information
Wife Nadia, one daughter
Romanian, Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2009 in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.
Why this sport?
He decided to begin powerlifting after his accident, and was encouraged to take it up competitively after he was noticed by a professional lifting coach.
Name of coach
Dumitru Prodan, MDA, from 2014; Boris Sheiko, RUS, from 2015
Senior International Debut
Competing for
Kuala Lumpur, MAS
General Interest
Fishing. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
His coach. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)
Other sports
He represented the Republic of Moldova in boxing at youth level, and has also competed internationally in wheelchair tennis. (, 21 Feb 2014)
At age 17 he received an electric shock after climbing a pole to rescue a bird in Sadaclia, Republic of Moldova. As a result of the accident he was in a coma, and his legs were amputated due to the seriousness of his burns. (, 21 Feb 2014)
Other information
In 2013 he was suspended for two years and fined 1,500 Euros after returning an adverse analytical finding for dehydrochloromethyl-testosterone metabolite at the 2013 European Championships in Aleksin, Russian Federation. He was ineligible from competition from 12 June 2013 until 11 June 2015. (, 31 Jul 2013)

In 2015 he graduated in law from Moldova State University in Chisinau. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019; Facebook profile, 16 Jul 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
9 2012 75kg 167
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2010 60kg  NoM
12 2019 88kg 185.0
European Open Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2013 88kg 185
  2015 80kg  NoM