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ZAPPELLI Anton
Sport Shooting Para sport
NPC Australia   
GenderMen
Age47
Human Interest
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]
Senior 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)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Qualification 2016 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 629.9
Qualification 2016 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 598.3
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
13 2014 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 630.2
25 2018 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 610.6
8 2018 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 125.6
World Cup (Stoke Mandeville)
Rank Year Event Result
8 2015 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 82.8
3 2015 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 188.4
24 2015 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 607.8
11 2015 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 627.4
11 2015 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 610.3
15 2015 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 629.2
5 2015 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 141.6
4 2016 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 168.4
19 2016 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 608.6
17 2016 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 628.8
16 2016 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 592.1
6 2017 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 166.4
3 2017 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 222.3
3 2017 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 229.9
10 2017 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 611.8
4 2017 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 207.8
2 2017 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 248.4
16 2018 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 628.5
22 2018 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 610.3
6 2018 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 162.2
45 2018 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 619.2
3 2019 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 231.7
10 2019 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 617.1
World Ranking (2018/01/01)
Rank Year Event Result
6 2018 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1  
5 2018 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1  
8 2018 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1  
7 2018 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1  
8 2018 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1  
7 2018 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1