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a male swimmer in the water giving a victory fist pump

Antonio Fantin



Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
S6, SB5, SM6

Further personal information

Bibione, ITA
English, Italian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age four in 2005 in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy.
Why this sport?
He took up swimming as part of his rehabilitation for is impairment. He then became more and more fond of the sport, and fell in love with it following the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. "I have always had a passion for sport and have always dreamed of competing at high levels, but I have understood over the years that it takes commitment and a lot of sacrifice. [Swimming] allows you to prove who you are to others, even if you do not have your legs or arms. You can give your best and get results."
Club / Team
Aspea Padova [ITA] / Fiamme Oro Nuoto [ITA]:
Name of coach
Matteo Poli, ITA, from 2018

International debut

Competing for

General interest

Sailing. (Athlete, 09 Sep 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal at the 2017 European Para Youth Games in Italy. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 09 Sep 2019)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 09 Sep 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always push yourself to the maximum." (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Other sports
He has played water polo for athletes with an impairment at club level in Italy. (, 22 May 2015)
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (, 22 May 2015)
He had spinal arteriovenous malformation [AVM] that resulted in lower limb paralysis. (Athlete, 09 Sep 2019)


Unit Date Rank
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final 1 2017-12-02 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2017-12-02 1
Men's 400 m Freestyle S6 Final 1 2017-12-02 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2017-12-04 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final 1 2017-12-04 3
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final 1 2017-12-05 3
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 1 2017-12-05 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final 1 2017-12-07 4
Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final 1 2017-12-07 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2017-12-07 3