Training Squad

Iulian Ciobanu

  • Birthdate: July 29, 1983
  • Hometown: Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
  • Residence: Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
  • Class: BC4

Iulian Ciobanu burst on to the boccia scene in 2015, making the national team just one year after taking up the sport. Iulian has played a key role in BC4 Pairs play in recent years, competing alongside teammate Alison Levine. His calm exterior and poise on court have made him a strong member of the team. Iulian attended the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games where he competed in individual and pairs play and just recently won a gold in the BC4 Pairs category at the 2021 World Boccia São Paulo Americas Regional Championships, narrowly missing the podium in the individual event as well.


  • Canadian Championships – Bronze (Individual)
  • BISFed Montréal Americas Team/Pairs Championships – Gold (Pairs)


  • Canadian Championships – Silver (Individual)
  • BISFed Montréal World Open – Silver (Pairs)


  • Canadian Championships – Silver (Individual) and Gold (Pairs)
  • BISFed Montréal Regional Open Championships – Gold (Individual & Pairs)
  • BISFed Kansas City World Open – Bronze (Pairs)
  • BISFed Bangkok World Open – Bronze (Pairs)


  • Lima Parapan American Games – Bronze (Pairs)
  • BISFed São Paulo America Regional Championships – Bronze (Pairs)
  • BISFed Póvoa World Open – Gold (Pairs)


  • World Boccia São Paulo Americas Regional Championships – Gold (Pairs)