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CIONNA Andrea
Sport Para athletics
NPC Italy   
GenderMen
Age50
Place of BirthOsimo, ITA
Height1.80 m
Weight 66 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T11
Guide
Dorian Bussolotto
Further Personal Information
Residence
Osimo, ITA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training seriously in 1999 at age 31 in Osimo, Italy.
Why this sport?
His friend introduced him to running and he enjoyed it.
Club / Team
Atletica Amatori Osimo: Ancona, ITA
Name of coach
Mario Poletti [national]
Coach from which country?
Italy
Senior International Debut
Year
2002
Competing for
Italy
Tournament
World Championship
Location
Lille
General Interest
Hobbies
Sailing, skiing, skydiving, music, nature. (superabile.it, 29 Jun 2009; Athlete, 13 Dec 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the marathon and 10,000m at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. (IPC, 12 Nov 2009; Athlete, 13 Dec 2010)
Most influential person in career
His friend Gianluca Mengoni. (cronacheanconetane.it, 27 Mar 2013)
Hero / Idol
Italian runner Stefano Baldini. (Athlete, 13 Dec 2010; stefanobaldini.net, 07 Dec 2010)
Injuries
In December 2011 he was hit by a car during a training run. He sustained only minor injuries. (ilrestodelcarlino.it, 26 Dec 2011)
Ambitions
To sail around the world. (superabile.it, 29 Jun 2009)
Impairment
After having vision problems as a child, he lost his sight completely at age 21 due to glaucoma. (superabile.it, 29 Jun 2009; Athlete, 13 Dec 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2004 10000m T11 33:59.98 
3 2004 Marathon T11 2:49:59 
7 2008 Marathon T12 2:36:43
10 2012 Marathon T12 2:43:59
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2002 5000m T11  DNF
3 2002 10000m T11 35:30.73
1 2002 Marathon T11 2:53:43
3 2006 Marathon T11 2:54:02
6 2011 10000m T11 34:45.19
2 2011 Marathon T11 2:41:39