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Andrea Lanfri

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T62

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Italian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2015.
Why this sport?
He was involved in sports prior to his illness and he wanted to keep competing once he had recovered.
Club / Team
Fiamme Azzurre: Italy

General interest

Hobbies
Mountaineering, biking. (andrealanfri.com, 20 Jan 2020; Instagram profile, 01 Aug 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The important thing is the conviction of being able to overcome, if you want, relying on will power." (agi.it, 23 Jan 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, and to climb Mount Everest. (andrealanfri.com, 20 Jan 2020)
Impairment
In 2015 both of his legs were amputated below the knee along with seven fingers as a result of contracting meningitis. (iltirreno.gelocal.it, 16 Jan 2016)
Other information
BOOK
In 2018 he released his autobiography entitled 'Voglio Correre Piu Veloce Della Meningite' [I Want to Run Faster than Meningitis]. "I'm not a writer, to be honest I've never even been good at speaking, but I still wanted to put on paper what I often used to say verbally, in my own way. I share with you my experience and my desire to live, which has never left me, and I hope to pass it on to anyone facing difficulties like mine." (portoseguroeditore.com, 01 Jan 2019; andrealanfri.com, 20 Jan 2020)

Results

Unit Date Rank
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T44 Final 1 2017-07-16 8
Men's 100 m T44 Heat 2 2017-07-16 6
Men's 200 m T43 Final 1 2017-07-22 5
Men's 4x100 m T42-47 Final 1 2017-07-23 2