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Cristian Toninelli

Nordic Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW8

Further personal information

Occupation
Surveyor
Languages
English, Italian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2017 in Lovere, Italy.
Why this sport?
"It's unique and a great experience."
Club / Team
ASP Polisportiva Disabli Valcamonica: Italy
Name of coach
Duilio Fritz [national], from 2017

International debut

Year
2017
Competing for
Italy

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Placing 15th in standing long distance freestyle at the World Cup event in Oberried, Germany, in January 2018. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian footballer Ronaldo, Italian road cyclist Marco Pantani. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Other sports
He has competed in Para athletics at national level in Italy. (fisdir.lombardia.it, 07 May 2018)
Impairment
He was born without his right hand. (vocecamuna.it, 14 Dec 2017; Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 20km Free Standing Final 2018-03-12 17
Men's 1.5km Sprint Classic Standing Final 2018-03-14 23
Men's 10km Classic Standing Final 2018-03-17 21