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Diego Gnesini

Shooting | Swimming


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
SH2, SH1

Further personal information

English, Italian
Higher education
Industrial Technology - ITIS Odone Belluzzi: Bologna, ITA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in Bologna, Italy.
Why this sport?
He had always been interested in guns, and he enjoyed the fact that the sport required a lot of concentration.
Name of coach
Ofir Goldstein [national]

International debut

Competing for
World Cup

General interest

Most influential person in career
President of the ASD Atletico H club Roberto Cavedagna. (Athlete, 16 Oct 2013)
Hero / Idol
Italian actor and swimmer Bud Spencer. (Athlete, 16 Oct 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Participating is competing with yourself." (Athlete, 16 Oct 2013)
Awards and honours
In 2014 he received an award during the Sport Gala event organised by the Bologna section of the Italian Olympic Committee [CONI]. (, 28 Nov 2014;, 25 Nov 2014)

In 2009 he was presented with an award by the city council of Bologna in Italy. The honour was in recognition of his outstanding achievements in both swimming and shooting. (, 30 Nov 2009)
Other sports
He has competed internationally in Para swimming. (Athlete, 16 Oct 2013)
He had a brain lesion, which led to an impairment to his right arm. (Athlete, 16 Oct 2013)


Unit Date Rank
2010 IPC Shooting World Championships (Zagreb, Croatia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2010-07-24 19
2014 IPC Shooting World Championships (Suhl, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2014-07-23 43
Sydney 2019 World Shooting Para Sport Championships (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
R5 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2019-10-15 20
R9 - Mixed 50m Rifle prone SH2 Qualification 2019-10-17 11