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Robert GLINTA
Sport Swimming
NOC Romania   
GenderMen
Born18 Apr 1997 in Pitesti, ROU
Height1.85 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Bucharest, ROU
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Romanian
Higher education
Psychology - Babes-Bolyai University: Cluj-Napoca, ROU
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age nine in Pitesti, Romania.
Why this sport?
He wanted to learn how to swim.
Club / Team
CS Dinamo Bucuresti: Romania
Name of coach
Mugur Tomescu [personal], ROU
General Interest
Nicknames
Rob, Robbie, Robi (Athlete, 22 Jul 2021)
Hobbies
Hiking, astrophotography. (Athlete, 22 Jul 2021)
Injuries
An illness kept him out of competition for three months which caused him to miss the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (swimswam.com, 25 May 2017)
Awards and honours
He and rower Madalina Beres were named flag bearers for Romania at the opening ceremony of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (romania-insider.com, 02 Jul 2021)

In June 2021 he was named Honorary Citizen of the city of Pitesti, Romania. (jurnaluldearges.ro, 30 Jun 2021)
Milestones
In 2021 he became the first Romanian male swimmer to win a gold medal at the European championships by claiming victory in the 100m backstroke at the 2021 edition of the tournament in Budapest, Hungary. (SportsDeskOnline, 30 Nov 2021; jurnaluldearges.ro, 30 Jun 2021)
Other information
TIME IN THE UNITED STATES
In 2017 he received a scholarship to study at the University of Southern California [USC] in Los Angeles, CA, United States of America. He opted to return to Romania after finishing his first year in USC. (jurnaluldearges.ro, 12 Aug 2021; swimswam.com, 17 Dec 2017)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2021 Tokyo, JPN 100m Backstroke 52.95
26 2021 Tokyo, JPN 200m Backstroke 1:59.18
8 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 100m Backstroke 53.50
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 200m Backstroke 1:57.91
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2022 Budapest, HUN 50m Backstroke 24.57
8 2022 Budapest, HUN 100m Backstroke 53.63
8 2019 Gwangju, KOR 100m Backstroke 54.22
7 2019 Gwangju, KOR 50m Backstroke 24.67
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Backstroke 55.07
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Backstroke 25.48
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:18.13
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 50m Backstroke 23.28
3 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 100m Backstroke 49.60
Semifinal 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 50m Backstroke 23.25
8 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Backstroke 50.36
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  
7 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 100m Backstroke 50.52
11 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 50m Backstroke 23.64 
8 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 200m Backstroke 1:52.57 
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Backstroke 51.99
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 200m Backstroke 1:55.32
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Backstroke 24.34
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 24.13
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 200m Backstroke 1:59.74
2 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Backstroke 24.42
1 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Backstroke 52.88
4 2018 Glasgow, SCO 100m Backstroke 53.81
2 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Backstroke 24.55
6 2016 London, ENG 100m Backstroke 54.36
7 2016 London, ENG 50m Backstroke 25.03
Semifinal 2016 London, ENG 200m Backstroke 2:00.91
6 2016 London, ENG 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:17.08
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2021 Kazan, RUS 100m Backstroke 49.31
6 2021 Kazan, RUS 100m Freestyle 46.74
3 2021 Kazan, RUS 50m Backstroke 22.74
3 2019 Glasgow, SCO 100m Backstroke 50.30
4 2019 Glasgow, SCO 50m Backstroke 23.24
3 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 100m Backstroke 49.99
5 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Backstroke 23.19
6 2015 Netanya, ISR 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:26.47
6 2015 Netanya, ISR 100m Backstroke 50.77
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 200m Backstroke 1:54.77
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 50m Backstroke 24.12
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:38.24
World Cup Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2016 Tokyo, JPN 100m Backstroke 50.72
6 2016 Tokyo, JPN 50m Backstroke 23.74
5 2016 Tokyo, JPN 200m Backstroke 1:52.97