Origin of Impairment
S5, SB4, SM5
Further personal information
Industrial Design - Genoa University of Architecture: Italy
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up para-swimming in 2011.
Why this sport?
It took him three years to play sport again following his accident. "I played two years of wheelchair basketball before I returned to my old passion, swimming. I felt at ease in the water."
Club / Team
Fratellanza Nuoto Pontedecimo: Genoa, ITA
Name of coach
Riccardo Vernole [national], ITA
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Swimming can help improve your circulation or trouble with your joints. It is good from all points of view." (abilitychannel.tv, 22 Jul 2013)
He has played wheelchair basketball in the second division of the Italian league. (abilitychannel.tv, 22 Jul 2013)
His impairment is the result of a car accident he was involved in at age 18. He had been a promising able-bodied swimmer up to this point. (abilitychannel.tv, 22 Jul 2013)
|Men's 50 m Butterfly S5||Heat 2||2013-08-12||9|
|Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB4||Final 1||2013-08-13||6|
|Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts||Final 1||2013-08-14||5|
|Men's 50 m Backstroke S5||Heat 1||2013-08-14||9|
|Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM5||Heat 1||2013-08-15||9|
|Men's 4x50 m Medley 20pts||Final 1||2013-08-16||4|