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Horațiu Bădiță

Full name: Horațiu Nicusor Bădiță
Gender: Male
Born: August 8, 1976
Died: June 11, 2014
Country: ROU Romania
Sport: Swimming

Related Olympians: Son of Alexandru Bădiță; Brother of Cezar Bădiță.


Horaţiu Bădiţă was considered the fastest swimmer ever in Romanian water polo, which was his primary sport. But Romania did not qualify for the Olympics during his career so he swam the 4x100 freestyle relay at the 1996 Olympics. Bădiţă’s father, [Alexandru Bădiţă], did compete for Romania in water polo at the 1956 and 1960 Olympics. His brother, [Cezar Bădiţă], swam at the 2000 Olympics. Horaţiu Bădiţă won several national titles in both swimming and water polo and later became a swim instructor. He died quite young from a brain tumor.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1996 Summer 19 Atlanta Swimming Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay Romania ROU 10

Men's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T RT 5dT ET ER
1996 Summer 19 Atlanta Swimming Romania ROU Round One Heat Two 4 50.31 0.25 23.85 2:32.25 5
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