Sergiu Toma

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Sergiu Toma
Sergiu Toma Rio2016.jpg
Toma at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
BornJanuary 29, 1987 (1987-01-29) (age 32)
Chişinău, Moldova[1]
Height180 cm (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Sport
SportJudo
Coached byVasile Colta[3]

Sergiu Toma (born 29 January 1987) is a Moldovan-born Emirati judoka.[4] He competed for the United Arab Emirates in the 81 kg category at the 2016 Olympic Games and defeated Takanori Nagase to enter the semi-finals. He lost his semi-final match to Khasan Khalmurzaev, but then beat Matteo Marconcini in the bronze medal match.[2] At the 2008 and 2012 Olympics he competed for Moldova but was eliminated in the early rounds.[1][5]

Toma has a law degree from the Moldova State University. In 2008 he considered retiring from sport due to financial problems. He stayed, and in 2011 was named Moldovan Athlete of the Year. After the 2012 Olympics he moved to the United Arab Emirates, together with five other Moldovan judoka and the national coach Vasile Colta.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sergiu Toma. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ a b Sergiu Toma Archived 1 September 2016 at the Wayback Machine. rio2016.com
  3. ^ Sergiu Toma. london2012.com
  4. ^ "Sergiu Toma, Judoka, JudoInside". www.judoinside.com. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  5. ^ a b Sergiu Toma. nbcolympics.com