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Bruno Balossetti

Para Ice Hockey

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Italy
Occupation
Surveyor
Languages
French, Italian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey in 1996 in Varese, Italy.
Why this sport?
He was interested in the sport and thought it would be a good way to meet new people. "It gives me the opportunity to travel and experience new situations."
Club / Team
Western Para Ice Hockey Team [ITA] / Armata Brancaleone [ITA]:
Name of coach
Massimo Da Rin [national], ITA
Training Regime
He trains for nine hours per week.
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Defence

General interest

Nicknames
Balosso (Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010)
Hobbies
Travel, skiing. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2011 European Championship in Solleftea, Sweden. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Most influential person in career
French actor Jean Reno, and Italian Para ice hockey player Andrea Chiarotti. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022, 10 Mar 2018; comitatoparalimpico.it, 09 Feb 2018)
Hero / Idol
Italian Para ice hockey players Andrea Chiarotti and Roberto Radice. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018, 02 Mar 2022)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Live and let live." (comitatoparalimpico.it, 09 Feb 2018)
Awards and honours
He was given a Special Award at the 2018 Varese Sports Awards in Italy. (varesesport.com, 10 May 2018)

In 2017 he received the Bronze Medal for Merit from the Italian Olympic Committee [CONI]. (vercellioggi.it, 10 Dec 2017; lasesia.vercelli.it, 06 Dec 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (paralympic.org, 30 Nov 2021)
Impairment
He has paraplegia as the result of a car accident in 1991. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018; comitatoparalimpico.it, 16 Mar 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Tournament Group A 3
Men's Tournament Classification 7-8 102
Men's Tournament Classification 5-8 202
Men's Tournament Group A 6
Men's Tournament Group A 5
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Classification 7-8 102
Mixed Classification 5-8 201
Mixed Group B 6
Mixed Group B 3
Mixed Group B 1
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group B 2014-03-08 1
Mixed Group B 2014-03-09 4
Mixed Group B 2014-03-11 5
Mixed Group B - Standings 2014-03-11 3
Mixed Classification 5-6 2014-03-12 201
Mixed Classification 5-8 2014-03-14 101
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Tournament Group A 2018-03-10 1
Mixed Tournament Group A 2018-03-11 3
Mixed Tournament Group A 2018-03-12 5
Mixed Tournament Group A - Standings 2018-03-13 2
Mixed Tournament Semifinal 2018-03-15 2
Mixed Tournament Bronze Medal Match 2018-03-17 1