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MAZZONE Luca
Sport Para-Cycling, Para swimming
NPC Italy   
GenderMen
Age47
Place of BirthTerlizzi, ITA
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
H2
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Mara, son Yoseph
Languages
Italian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried handcycling in 2004. He began competing in the sport in 2008.
Why this sport?
"Having less and less desire to swim, I decided to try a new adventure with handcycling. I already knew I liked it because I used it as part of my swimming training."
Club / Team
Circolo Canottieri Aniene: Rome, ITA
Name of coach
Mario Valentini [national], ITA
Senior International Debut
Year
2013
Competing for
Italy
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Maniago, ITA
General Interest
Nicknames
Mazz-one (IPC, 18 Nov 2009)
Hero / Idol
Italian sprinter Pietro Mennea, Russian swimmer Alexander Popov, Italian road cyclist Vincenzo Nibali. (oasport.it, 02 Mar 2016)
Other sports
He competed in swimming at the Paralympic Games in 2000, 2004 and 2008, winning two silver medals at the 2000 Games in Sydney. (SportsDeskOnline, 02 Aug 2015)
Impairment
He has quadriplegia as the result of a diving accident at age 19. (it.eurosport.com, 14 Sep 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
2 2000 50m Freestyle S4 39.86 
4 2000 100m Freestyle S4 1:35.19 
2 2000 200m Freestyle S4 3:18.65 
5 2004 50m Freestyle S4 39.78
5 2004 100m Freestyle S4 1:37.01
7 2004 200m Freestyle S4 3:39.05
9 2004 50m Butterfly S4 1:11.93
4 2008 50m Freestyle S4 39.60
5 2008 100m Freestyle S4 1:31.21
5 2008 200m Freestyle S4 3:14.81
World Championships - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
3 2002 50m Freestyle S4 40.86
6 2002 100m Freestyle S4 1:40.14
6 2002 200m Freestyle S4 3:47.82
6 2002 50m Butterfly S4 1:17.16
  2002 5km Open Water  DNS
3 2006 50m Freestyle S4 40.17
4 2006 100m Freestyle S4 1:30.84
3 2006 200m Freestyle S4 3:16.44
Road World Championships - Para-Cycling
Rank Year Event Result
1 2013 H1 - Time Trial 34:45
1 2013 H1 - Road Race 1:30:55
1 2013 Team Relay 37:57
1 2014 Team Relay 34:13
2 2014 H2 - Time Trial 29:54
1 2014 H2 - Road Race 1:34:03
1 2015 Team Relay 31:13
1 2015 H2 - Time Trial 27:57
1 2015 H2 - Road Race 1:30:05
Paralympic Games - Para-Cycling
Rank Year Event Result
1 2016 H2 - Time Trial 32:07.09
2 2016 H1-2 - Road Race 1:15:23
1 2016 Team Relay 32:34