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Alvise de Vidi

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T51

Further personal information

Languages
English, Italian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1986 at the ASPEA Padova club in Italy.
Why this sport?
He began swimming in 1986 and next to the pool was an athletics track. He saw some friends training and decided to give it a try. He practised both sports for a while, but eventually stopped swimming in order to focus on athletics as he enjoyed being outdoors.
Club / Team
Aspea Padova: Italy

International debut

Year
1987
Competing for
Italy
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Stoke Mandeville, ENG

General interest

Most influential person in career
Italian Paralympic Committee official Ruggero Vilnai. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2013)
Hero / Idol
Ethiopian marathon runner Abebe Bikila. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't give up. There are a lot special moments waiting for us. It just takes a little courage to look for them." (gazzetta.it, 13 Nov 2014)
Awards and honours
He brought the Italian flag into the stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Turin. He delivered it to a group of soldiers who carried out the flag-raising. (nprugby.it, 17 Nov 2011)

In 2004 he received the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic. (gazzetta.it, 26 Jul 2013)

The Olmi indoor sports complex in San Biagio di Callalta, Italy, is named after him. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2013; comune.sanbiagio.tv.it, 24 Sep 2012)
Other sports
He won a gold medal in swimming [1A 25m butterfly] at the 1988 Paralympic Games in Seoul, and has captained the Italy wheelchair rugby team. (mattinopadova.gelocal.it, 22 Dec 2012; superabile.it, 05 May 2009)
Impairment
He has quadriplegia after fracturing two vertebrae in his neck diving into the sea in 1983. (gazzetta.it, 13 Nov 2014; olimpiadi.blogosfere.it, 03 Sep 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games (Seoul, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 25 m Butterfly 1A Final Round 1
Men's 100 m 1A Final Round 8
Men's 200 m 1A Heat 1 4
Men's 200 m 1A Final Round 4
Men's 400 m 1A Final Round 4
Men's 800 m 1A Final Round 6
Men's 1500 m 1A Final Round 8
Men's 4x100 m 1A-1C Final Round 3
Men's 4x200 m 1A-1C Final Round 4
IPC Athletics World Championships Birmingham 1998 (Birmingham, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T51 Final Round 2
Men's 800 m T51 Final Round 2
Men's 400 m T51 Final Round 2
Men's 200 m T51 Final Round 3
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T51 Final Round 3
Men's 400 m T51 Heat 1 2
Men's 400 m T51 Final Round 2
Men's 800 m T51 Heat 2 3
Men's 800 m T51 Final Round 1
Men's 1500 m T51 Final Round 1
Men's Marathon T51 Final Round 1
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 800 m T51 Final Round 1
Men's 400 m T51 Final Round 3
Men's 200 m T51 Final Round 7
Men's 1500 m T51 Final Round 2
Men's Marathon T51 Final Round 1
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T51 Final Round 3
Men's Marathon T51 Final Round 1
Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games (Barcelona, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m TW1 Final Round 5
Men's 400 m TW1 Final Round 4
Men's 800 m TW1 Final Round 3
Men's 1500 m TW1 Final Round 9
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T50 Final Round 1
Men's 800 m T50 Final Round 1
Men's 1500 m T50 Final Round 2
Men's Marathon T50 Final Round 9999
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T51 Final Round 2012-09-03 2
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T51 Final 1 2013-07-22 3
Men's 200 m T51 Final 1 2013-07-26 3
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T51 Final 1 2015-10-27 6
Men's 100 m T51 Heat 2 2015-10-27 6
Men's 400 m T51 Heat 2 2015-10-30 7
Men's 400 m T51 Final 1 2015-10-31 4
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T51 Final Round 2016-09-13 5
Men's 400 m T51 Final Round 2016-09-17 3
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T51 Final 1 2017-07-17 4
Men's 100 m T51 Final 1 2017-07-21 6