Victor MIHALACHI (ROU)

RORomania
Age:
32 years
Federation:
FEDERATIA ROMANA DE KAIAC-CANOE
Victor Mihalachi (ROU)

Biography

General Interest

Most influential person in career
His father. (adevarul.ro, 22 Nov 2011)
Awards and honours
He was named Best Romanian Sportsman in 2010. (adevarul.ro, 22 Nov 2011)
Other information
HEADWEAR
He and his racing partner Liviu Dumitrescu compete wearing bandanas with a picture of a marijuana leaf on them. The pair first wore the bandanas at the 2010 World Championships in Poznan, Poland, where they won two gold medals. "I know this thing has made many waves in Romania, but it brought us luck," Mihalachi said. (libertatea.ro, 10 Aug 2014, 19 Feb 2012)

FROM MOLDOVA TO ROMANIA
He won a gold medal for Moldova at the 2007 World Junior Championships in Brno, Czech Republic. Later that year he decided to move to Romania after claiming he was not receiving sufficient funding from the Moldovan federation. (adevarul.ro, 22 Nov 2011)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age nine.
Why this sport?
His father liked canoeing and was a coach at the local school. He instilled a love of boats and the water into his son.
Club / Team
CS Dinamo: Bucharest, ROU
Name of coach
Sidor Lifere [personal]; Florin Popescu [national], ROU

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
24 February 1989
Height
172 cm
Weight
78 kg
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Romanian
Higher education
Physical Education - University of Pitesti: Romania