Page back
CHIAROTTI Andrea
Sport Para ice hockey
NPC Italy   
GenderMen
Age52
Place of BirthTurin, ITA
Height1.77 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Family
Sons Thomas and Lorenzo
Languages
English, French, Italian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2003 in Turin, Italy.
Why this sport?
He had played ice hockey at club level in Serie B [second division] in Italy, but after his accident took up coaching. With Italy hosting the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Turin, a national ice sledge hockey team was formed and Chiarotti was asked to coach it. He wanted to find out the differences between ice hockey and ice sledge hockey so tried the sport, and found he loved being able to play again. He decided he wanted to play for the team rather than coach it.
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward
Senior International Debut
Year
2005
Competing for
Italy
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Zlín, CZE
General Interest
Nicknames
Ciaz (sportdipiu.it, 2016)
Hobbies
Cycling. (sportdipiu.it, 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Being Italy's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (paralympic.org, 21 Apr 2015)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian ice sledge hockey player Rolf Einar Pedersen. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up on your dreams." (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
Awards and honours
He was Italy's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (paralympic.org, 21 Apr 2015)
Other sports
He played ice hockey at club level in Serie B [second division] in Italy. (superabile.it, 15 Nov 2009)
Impairment
In 1990 he was involved in a motorcycle accident on his way home from work. His injuries resulted in the amputation of his right leg. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
8 2006 Team  
7 2010 Team  
6 2014 Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Event Result
6 2008 Team  
7 2009 Team  
6 2012 Team  
6 2013 Team  
5 2015 Team  
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2011 Team  
2 2016 Team