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FANTIN Antonio
Sport Para swimming
NPC Italy   
GenderMen
Age17
Place of BirthLatisana, ITA
Height1.75 m
Weight 55 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
S5
Further Personal Information
Residence
Bibione, ITA
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age four in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy.
Why this sport?
"It 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: Italy
Name of coach
Roberto Vangelista, ITA, from 2015; Federica Fornasiero, from 2016
Senior International Debut
Year
2017
Competing for
Italy
General Interest
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
Coach Roberto Vangelista and Marcello D'Agostini. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always push yourself to the maximum." (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Other sports
He has played water polo for athletes with impairments at club level in Italy. (swimbiz.it, 22 May 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (swimbiz.it, 22 May 2015)
Impairment
An illness resulted in lower limb paralysis. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017; swimbiz.it, 22 May 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2017 400m Freestyle S6 5:09.59
2 2017 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 4:15.27
3 2017 100m Freestyle S6 1:08.11
3 2017 100m Backstroke S6 1:22.18
4 2017 50m Freestyle S6 31.47
2 2017 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:44.36
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2018 200m Freestyle S5 2:26.53
1 2018 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3:50.86
2 2018 50m Backstroke S5 36.17
1 2018 50m Freestyle S5 31.18
1 2018 100m Freestyle S5 1:07.73
1 2018 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:22.87
7 2018 50m Butterfly S5 40.05