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USC Alum (Class of 2019 : Psychology)

Baia Mare, Romania


April 18, 1997


  • Second-time Olympian

  • At the 2016 Rio Games

    • Finalist in the 100m back, finishing eighth (53.50)

    •  18th in the 200m back (1:57.91)


  • At the 2021 LEN European Championships, Glinta nabbed his first-ever individual title, as well as the first title ever for a Romanian male, taking the 100m back in 52.88

    • His winning effort of 52.88 clinched a new national record

  • Finished second in the 50L Back (24.42) at the LEN European Aquatics Championships 

  • Was seventh in the 50m back and eighth in the 100m back at the 2019 Gwangju, South Korea World Championships

  • Finished third in the 100 scm back at the 2019 Glasgow, European Championships

  • Swam for Team Iron during the second season of the ISL (2020)

  • Gold medalist in the 100m back (54.30) at the 2015 Junior Worlds

  • Fifth in the 100m back (55.21) at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics


  • 2018 NCAA Champion - 200y medley relay (backstroke leg)

    • USC record holder - 200y medley relay (1:21.82)

  • Pac-12 100y back Champion (2018)

  • Five-time All-American at USC

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