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POZZERLE Manuel
Sport Para snowboard
NPC Italy   
GenderMen
Age40
Place of BirthVerona, ITA
Height1.75 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-UL
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Sara, daughter Nives [2016]
Residence
Verona, ITA
Occupation
Technician
Languages
Italian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began snowboarding in 1996, and took up Para snowboard in 2013.
Why this sport?
A friend got him involved in the sport.
Club / Team
Sportdipiu: Turin, ITA
Name of coach
Igor Confortin [national], ITA
Senior International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
Italy
General Interest
Hobbies
Boxing, longboarding, skateboarding, playing video games, reading comics and science fiction books. (paralympic.org, 02 Jan 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning the silver medal in the SB-UL snowboard cross at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (il-cosmo.com, 22 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2018 received acknowledgements from both the city of Verona, and the region of Piedmont in Italy, for his performances at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (veronasera.it, 24 Mar 2018; sportfair.it, 11 May 2018)
Impairment
His left hand was amputated as the result of a motorcycle accident in September 2008. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018; gazzetta.it, 16 Mar 2016)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works as an aeronautical technician. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2014/2015 Snowboard Cross - Upper Limb Impaired  
3 2014/2015 Banked Slalom - Upper Limb Impaired 1:32.70
6 2016/2017 Snowboard Cross - Upper Limb Impaired  
4 2016/2017 Banked Slalom - Upper Limb Impaired 1:12.33
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2018 Snowboard Cross - Upper Limb Impaired  
6 2018 Banked Slalom - Upper Limb Impaired 54.19
World Cup Finals
Rank Year Event Result
3 2015/2016 Snowboard Cross - Upper Limb Impaired  
6 2015/2016 Snowboard Cross - Upper Limb Impaired  
5 2015/2016 Banked Slalom - Upper Limb Impaired 1:03.89
1 2016/2017 Snowboard Cross - Upper Limb Impaired  
3 2016/2017 Banked Slalom - Upper Limb Impaired  
4 2017/2018 Snowboard Cross - Upper Limb Impaired 1:09.51
5 2017/2018 Banked Slalom - Upper Limb Impaired 1:18.32