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BADICU Gabriela Loredana
Sport Para snowboard
NPC Romania   
GenderWomen
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-LL2
Further Personal Information
Residence
Ploiesti, ROU
Languages
Romanian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2019.
Why this sport?
She and fellow Para snowboarder Maya Paduraru, who met at the hospital, were encouraged to take part in a Para snowboarding training camp in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. "Maya's mother called us to tell us that those in charge of our prostheses suggested that we go for snowboard training in Dubai. It was something new. That's how I started this sport."
Name of coach
Dan Marcu, ROU; Cristian Piciorea, ROU
General Interest
Nicknames
Gabita, Gabi (Mihaita Papara - ParaSnowboarder Facebook page, 29 Dec 2020; Facebook profile, 15 Dec 2020)
Hobbies
Dancing. (dariuesteviata.ro, 21 Jun 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Life goes on." (Facebook profile, 15 Dec 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2026 Paralympic Winter Games in Milan-Cortina. (dariuesteviata.ro, 21 Jun 2021)
Impairment
At age 11 she was diagnosed with a cancerous sarcoma that led to the amputation of her right hand. (dariuesteviata.ro, 01 Nov 2020)

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