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Antonio Acciarino

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F63

Further personal information

Family
Wife Maria, daughter Alice
Residence
Foligno, ITA
Languages
French, Italian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2012 in Rome, Italy.
Why this sport?
"I approached the sport out of curiosity and because I didn't need any special equipment."
Club / Team
Athletic Terni: Italy

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Italy
Location
London, ENG

General interest

Nicknames
Bull [because it matches his personality and physical appearance]. (Athlete, 12 Aug 2014)
Most influential person in career
Coach Nadia Checchini. (Athlete, 12 Aug 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (Athlete, 12 Aug 2014)
Other sports
He has won an international title in able-bodied kickboxing. (Athlete, 12 Aug 2014)
Impairment
In 2005 he was involved in a road accident on his way to work near Deruta, Italy. His left leg was amputated above the knee as a result of the incident. (Athlete, 12 Aug 2014; superabile.it, 15 Apr 2013)