Iulian Ciobanu burst on to the boccia scene in 2015, making his first national squad just one year after taking up the sport. Ciobanu played a key role in the BC4 pair’s gold medal performance at the 2015 Americas Team Pair Championships in Montreal.
His calm exterior and poise on court have made him a strong member of the squad. Now playing boccia full time, Iulian’s sights are firmly set on the 2016 Paralympic Games.
Ciobanu’s career highlight came when he won the gold medal along with his BC4 pairs team at the Boccia Americas Team and Pairs Championships. This was a very proud moment early in his international career.
Ciobanu is a husband to his wonderful wife Corina and a proud father of two beautiful girls. His life motto is, “Nothing is eternal, so enjoy the moment, be always connected to the present: right here, right now!”
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
2016 BISFed, Boccia World Open in Montreal, QC – Pairs BC4 – Silver
2015 Boccia Americas Team and Pairs Championships – Pairs BC4 – Gold
2016 Rio Paralympics
Pairs - Mixed