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Anton Zappelli

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH1

Further personal information

Family
Twin sons and a daughter
Residence
Perth, WA, AUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing in 2011.
Name of coach
Miroslav Sipek [national]

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Australia
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Stoke Mandeville, ENG

General interest

Nicknames
Zap, Zappa (Facebook profile, 17 Jan 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2014 World Championships in Suhl, Germany. (paralympic.org.au, 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (shootingaustralia.org, 26 Feb 2017)
Impairment
In 1989 he was involved in a car accident that resulted in paraplegia. (againstthegrain.org.au, 2012)
Other information
DOCUMENTARY
In 2010 he rode 5,000 kilometres across Australia on a quad bike with three friends, including Australian wheelchair rugby Paralympian Craig Parsons. The journey was filmed and turned into a documentary named 'The Ride'. (velvetantartdesign.com, 25 Mar 2013)

BAND ROADIE
He spent five years touring with Australian folk rock band 'The Waifs' as a roadie. (againstthegrain.org.au, 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2014 IPC Shooting World Championships (Suhl, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH1 Qualification 2014-07-21 13
Team R3 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH1 Qualification 2014-07-21 5
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R3 - Mixed 10 m Air Rifle Prone SH1 Qualification 2016-09-10 18
R6 - Mixed 50 m Rifle Prone SH1 Qualification 2016-09-14 36
Cheongju 2018 World Shooting Para Sport Championships (Cheongju, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R6 - Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 25
R3 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 7
R3 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH1 Final 2018-05-05 8
Team R3 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 2