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Brian Lionel Impellizzeri

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T37

Further personal information

Family
Partner Micaela Costante
Residence
Rosario, ARG
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Physical Education - University of Gran Rosario: Argentina

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2015 in Rosario, Argentina.
Why this sport?
He has always enjoyed sports like swimming, basketball and parkour. He was encouraged to take up Para athletics by one of his friends. "I like to practise sports. I tried many before I discovered Para athletics."
Club / Team
Club Rio Negro: Rosario, ARG
Name of coach
Martin Arroyo [personal], ARG
Training Regime
He trains at the Jorge Newbery Municipal Stadium in Rosario, Argentina.

General interest

Nicknames
Galgo ['Greyhound'. "My father gave it to me because I do athletics and I'm tall and skinny."] (Athlete, 19 Aug 2021)
Hobbies
Parkour, cars, playing pool, DJing, house design. (Instagram profile, 25 Sep 2019; Facebook profile, 24 Sep 2019; Athlete, 19 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in T37/T38 long jump, silver in the T37 100m and bronze in the T37 200m at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru. (Instagram profile, 21 Mar 2020; Athlete, 09 Nov 2019; lima2019.pe, 01 Sep 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Martin Arroyo. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
Greek long jumper Miltiadis Tentoglou. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Self-improvement." (Athlete, 19 Aug 2021)
Awards and honours
In 2019 he was given the Para Athlete of the Year Award in Santa Fe, Argentina. (ellitoral.com, 04 Dec 2019)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2021)
Impairment
He has hemiparesis, which affects the left side of his body. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)