Imagen
1929-Andrea Cionna photo

Andrea Cionna

Athletics
1
4

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T11
Guide
Dorian Bussolotto

Further personal information

Residence
Osimo, ITA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training seriously in 1999 at age 31 in Osimo, Italy.
Why this sport?
His friend introduced him to running and he enjoyed it.
Club / Team
Atletica Amatori Osimo: Ancona, ITA
Name of coach
Mario Poletti [national]
Coach from which country?
Italy

International debut

Year
2002
Competing for
Italy
Tournament
World Championship
Location
Lille

General interest

Hobbies
Sailing, skiing, skydiving, music, nature. (superabile.it, 29 Jun 2009; Athlete, 13 Dec 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the marathon and 10,000m at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. (IPC, 12 Nov 2009; Athlete, 13 Dec 2010)
Most influential person in career
His friend Gianluca Mengoni. (cronacheanconetane.it, 27 Mar 2013)
Hero / Idol
Italian runner Stefano Baldini. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2010; stefanobaldini.net, 07 Dec 2010)
Injuries
In December 2011 he was hit by a car during a training run. He sustained only minor injuries. (ilrestodelcarlino.it, 26 Dec 2011)
Ambitions
To sail around the world. (superabile.it, 29 Jun 2009)
Impairment
After having vision problems as a child, he lost his sight completely at age 21 due to glaucoma. (superabile.it, 29 Jun 2009; Athlete, 13 Dec 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T11 Final Round 9999
Men's Marathon T11 Final Round 1
Men's 10000 m T11 Final Round 3
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T12 Final Round 7
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T11 Final Round 3
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T11 Final Round 3
Men's 10000 m T11 Final Round 3
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 10000 m T11 Final 2011-01-23 6
Men's Marathon T11 Final 2011-01-30 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T12 Final Round 2012-09-09 10