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BONI Vincenzo
Sport Para swimming
NPC Italy   
GenderMen
Age30
Place of BirthNaples, ITA
Height1.68 m
Weight 57 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S3, SB2, SM3
Further Personal Information
Marital status
* unknown *
Residence
Naples, ITA
Occupation
Athlete, Motivational Speaker, Student
Languages
English, French
Higher education
Communications - University of Naples Federico II: Italy
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age six in Naples, Italy.
Why this sport?
He originally used it as a form of therapy. "My doctors told me I had to swim."
Club / Team
Caravaggio Sport Village [ITA] / Fiamme Oro [ITA]:
Name of coach
Alessio Sigillo
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Italy
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
His coach and family. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
US basketball player Michael Jordan, US swimmer Michael Phelps, Argentinian footballer Diego Maradona. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Hard work." (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2018 he received the 'Guido Scocozza' National Solidarity Award in Italy. (Telecolore's YouTube channel, 10 Apr 2018)

He was named 2017 Male Para Athlete of the Year by Swimming World magazine. (swimmingworldmagazine.com, 03 Jan 2018)

He was named the 2015 Para Swimmer of the Year by the Italian National Olympic Committee [CONI]. (campania.coni.it, 01 Jan 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (swim4lifemagazine.it, 27 Sep 2016)
Impairment
He developed Charcot Marie Tooth disease at age six, which resulted in impaired muscle power. (swim4lifemagazine.it, 11 Mar 2015)
Other information
DOCUMENTARY
He featured in a film documentary called 'Phylum' that won a major award at the Benevento Film and Television Festival in Italy. (swim4lifemagazine.it, 09 Mar 2018; questionedistile.gazzetta.it, 11 Mar 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2016 100m Freestyle S4 1:39.66
3 2016 50m Backstroke S3 46.67 
4 2016 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:33.16
5 2016 50m Freestyle S3 47.32 
4 2016 200m Freestyle S3 3:30.02
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
3 2015 200m Freestyle S3 3:41.96
4 2015 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:37.95
3 2015 50m Freestyle S3 48.45
2 2015 50m Backstroke S3 48.41
2 2017 50m Backstroke S3 47.86
3 2017 200m Freestyle S3 3:35.06
3 2017 50m Freestyle S3 46.71
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2016 50m Backstroke S3 45.94
2 2016 50m Freestyle S3 45.92
2 2016 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 2:47.74
3 2016 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:33.61
3 2016 200m Freestyle S3 3:33.03
1 2018 50m Backstroke S3 48.78
1 2018 200m Freestyle S3 3:31.38