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Claudio de Vivo

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T64

Further personal information

Family
Wife Luisa, son Ciro
Residence
Naples, ITA
Languages
Italian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in September 2014 at the ASD Giuseppe Casolaro 1994 sports club in Somma Vesuviana, Italy.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to take up Para athletics by his friend Davide Mellis. "For me, sport is the best rehabilitation. It is a precious tool to get back into society and return to life, as well as for physical rehabilitation. This is why I advise everyone to get closer to sport, Paralympic or not. Before the accident, I did not practice it, today racing makes me feel free, it relieves me of all thoughts and worries. I do sports without limits and boundaries, I don't feel like I am disabled but a normal person."
Club / Team
ASD Atletica Picardi: Italy
Name of coach
Domenico Picardi [personal], ITA, from 2016
Training Regime
He trains five times per week for two hours a session.

General interest

Most influential person in career
His friend Davide Mellis, and coach Domenico 'Mimmo' Picardi. (mediplant.it, 09 May 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (inail.it, 03 Dec 2018)
Impairment
He was hit by a truck in 2008, which resulted in the amputation of his left leg below the knee. (gazzetta.it, 24 Feb 2015)