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Davide Bendotti

Alpine Skiing


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

English, Italian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began Para alpine skiing in 2013 in Passo della Presolana, Italy.
Why this sport?
His mother was on the ski slopes near their home and saw someone with one leg skiing. It was Italian Para alpine skier Luca Carrara, and she asked him how he had learned to ski with his impairment. He came to the house and took Bendotti to ski. "He knew my difficulties. The feelings he had were the same that I had."
Club / Team
Polisportiva Disabili Valcamonica: Italy

International debut

Competing for
Rinn, AUT

General interest

Dade (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning the Italian championships in slalom in 2016 and 2017. (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Most influential person in career
His family. (, 08 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
English footballer David Beckham, Austrian alpine skier Marcel Hirscher, Austrian Para alpine skier Thomas Grochar. (, 08 Mar 2018;, 02 Jan 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always believe, never give up." (IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Other sports
He has competed in Para swimming at national level in Italy. (, 27 May 2014)
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (, 08 Mar 2018)
In July 2011 he was involved in a motorcycle accident that resulted in the amputation of his left leg above the knee. "It was around 23:30 and we were getting closer to home when my friend Alessando and I ended up against the rail. As I was the passenger I was thrown around 30 metres. After two months in the hospital the doctors tried their best to save my leg but we decided to amputate it. When you see death that close you understand that it is better to 'sacrifice' a part of you as long as keep on living, because life is full of obstacles but it's beautiful." His friend died in the accident. (, 10 Sep 2020;, 05 Sep 2018; IPC, 10 Feb 2018)
Other information
He has taken part in the Tor in Gamba trail endurance race in Italy. (, 10 Sep 2020)


Unit Date Rank
2017 IPC Alpine skiing World Championships Tarvisio, ITA (Tarvisio, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Super-G Standing Race 1 2017-01-26 23
Men's Super-Combined Standing Race 1 2017-01-28 17
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2017-01-30 9999
Men's Slalom Standing Race 1 2017-01-31 17
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Downhill Standing Final 2018-03-10 21
Men's Super-G Standing Final 2018-03-11 28
Men's Super Combined Standing Final 2018-03-13 9999
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Final 2018-03-14 19
Men's Slalom Standing Final 2018-03-17 12
Kranjska Gora/Sella Nevea 2019 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships (Kranjska Gora/Sella Nevea, Slovenia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Giant Slalom Standing Race 1 2019-01-21 19
Men's Slalom Standing Race 1 2019-01-23 13
Men's Downhill Standing Race 1 2019-01-30 19
Men's Super-G Standing Race 1 (from SC) 2019-01-31 18
Men's Super-Combined Standing Race 1 2019-01-31 11