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Andrea Castagneto



Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
S5, SB4, SM5

Further personal information

Genoa, ITA
Higher education
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

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Swimming can help improve your circulation or trouble with your joints. It is good from all points of view." (, 22 Jul 2013)
Other sports
He has played wheelchair basketball in the second division of the Italian league. (, 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. (, 22 Jul 2013)


Unit Date Rank
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
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