Robert Glinţă (25 years old, borned in the city of Piteşti, southern Romania) has announced today he’s going to end his astonishing swimming carreer.
„The time has come for me to take a step back from competitive swimming”, Robert Glinţă posted today, using his social network accounts.
„Whether it is pain or glory, failure or success, suffering or bliss, the amount of responsibility, discipline, dedication, ambition through hard work to achieve a goal and overcome adversity and obstacles, grew deep roots within myself that will forever stay with me.
None of it would have been possible without the people I worked with along the way. Each of them playing a huge role and leaving an important mark in my career and my life. For them, I cannot express my gratitude enough.
All the lovely memories and dear friends that this path has brought me, soul connections that go beyond the swimming life, make me feel that I won so much more than just some medals and trophies along the way.
To all the friends and fans I want to thank you for always showing your support and for believing in me no matter the situation.
The resources are exhausted and it is time to address and look after my own physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health, for I am just another human being after all”, is Roberts’s message to his fans around the world.
During his brilliant career, Robert Glință won dozens of medals at National, European and World championships, starting with children and juniors age and ending with seniors.
Once known as „the Little Phelps”, he also holds no less than 87 national records in all age categories. Quite impressive.
Picture courtesy of Robert Glinţă