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Alessandro Serpico

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He has been swimming since he was three years old and competing since he was 11.
Club / Team
Santa Lucia Sport Roma: Rome, ITA
Name of coach
Alberto Battistelli and Riccardo Vernole
Training Regime
He trains six days a week including gym sessions.

General interest

Nicknames
Ispettore. (IPC, 24 Nov 2009)
Hobbies
Computers and music. (hsantalucia.it, 24 Nov 2009)
Memorable sporting achievement
Making the final of the 400m freestyle at the Paralympic Games in Beijing, 2008. (IPC, 24 Nov 2009)
Most influential person in career
His father. (IPC, 24 Nov 2009)
Hero / Idol
Italian motorcycle racer Valentino Rossi. (IPC, 24 Nov 2009)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He considers his swimming cap and goggles to be lucky charms, the former being given to him by friends and the latter by his father. (hsantalucia.it, 24 Nov 2009)
Ambitions
To win a medal at an international event. (IPC, 24 Nov 2009)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 6
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heat 2 6
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Heat 1 5
Men's 400 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 8
Men's 400 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 4
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 5
Men's 400 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 5
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Heat 1 4
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Heats 7
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final Round 8
Men's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heats 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 6
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Heats 8
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Final Round 8
Men's 400 m Freestyle S12 Heats 5
Men's 400 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 5