Victor Mihalachi (ROU)

Victor Mihalachi (ROU)

Canoe Sprint
Date of birth
24 February 1989
172 cm
78 kg
Higher education
Physical Education - University of Pitesti: Romania


General Interest

Most influential person in career
His father. (, 22 Nov 2011)
Awards and honours
He was named Best Romanian Sportsman in 2010. (, 22 Nov 2011)
Other information
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. (, 10 Aug 2014, 19 Feb 2012)

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. (, 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


Olympic GamesC2 1000mEngland, London9 August 20122012Men3:43.0057Best result
World ChampionshipsC2 1000mItaly, Milan23 August 20152015Men3:42.31710
World ChampionshipsC2 200mRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Men37.2929Best result
World ChampionshipsC2 500mRussia, Moscow9 August 20142014Men1:38.3812Best result
World ChampionshipsC2 1000mRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Men3:28.3401Best result
World ChampionshipsC2 500mGermany, Duisburg1 September 20132013Men1:47.0397Best result
World ChampionshipsC2 1000mGermany, Duisburg31 August 20132013Men4:01.9049Best result
World ChampionshipsC2 200mHungary, Szeged21 August 20112011Men39.2798Best result
World ChampionshipsC2 500mHungary, Szeged19 August 20112011Men1:45.5241Best result
World ChampionshipsC2 1000mHungary, Szeged20 August 20112011Men3:32.2643Best result
World ChampionshipsC2 200mPoland, Poznan22 August 20102010Men36.8274Best result
World ChampionshipsC2 500mPoland, Poznan22 August 20102010Men1:40.7811Best result
World ChampionshipsC2 1000mPoland, Poznan21 August 20102010Men3:37.3171Best result
World ChampionshipsC2 500mCanada, Dartmouth16 August 20092009MenDSQ18
European ChampionshipsC2 500mRussia, Moscow26 June 20162016Men1:42.7962Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsC2 1000mRussia, Moscow25 June 20162016Men3:42.2366Latest result
European ChampionshipsC2 200mCzech Republic, Racice3 May 20152015Men38.7484Best result
European ChampionshipsC2 500mCzech Republic, Racice3 May 20152015Men1:46.4164Best result
European ChampionshipsC2 1000mCzech Republic, Racice2 May 20152015Men3:48.4249
European ChampionshipsC2 200mGermany, Brandenburg13 July 20142014Men39.1243Best result
European ChampionshipsC2 500mGermany, Brandenburg13 July 20142014Men1:43.2232Best result
European ChampionshipsC2 1000mGermany, Brandenburg12 July 20142014Men3:45.3599
European ChampionshipsC2 500mPortugal, Montemor-o-Velho16 June 20132013Men1:44.7712Best result
European ChampionshipsC2 1000mPortugal, Montemor-o-Velho15 June 20132013Men3:36.4533Best result
European ChampionshipsC2 200mCroatia, Zagreb24 June 20122012Men38.0965Best result
European ChampionshipsC2 500mCroatia, Zagreb24 June 20122012Men1:40.0282Best result
European ChampionshipsC2 1000mCroatia, Zagreb23 June 20122012Men3:35.0201Best result
European ChampionshipsC2 200mSerbia, Belgrade19 June 20112011Men38.5986
European ChampionshipsC2 500mSerbia, Belgrade19 June 20112011Men1:41.6411Best result
European ChampionshipsC2 1000mSerbia, Belgrade18 June 20112011Men3:28.8183Best result
European ChampionshipsC2 200mSpain, Trasona4 July 20102010Men37.4386
European ChampionshipsC2 500mSpain, Trasona4 July 20102010Men1:38.6421Best result
European ChampionshipsC2 1000mSpain, Trasona3 July 20102010Men3:34.9303Best result
European ChampionshipsC2 200mGermany, Brandenburg26 June 20092009Men39.5429
European ChampionshipsC2 500mGermany, Brandenburg28 June 20092009Men1:42.7257
European ChampionshipsC4 1000mGermany, Brandenburg27 June 20092009Men3:25.0617