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Enzo Masiello

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW11

Further personal information

Family
Partner Anna
Residence
Novate Milanese, ITA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Italian, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing in para-athletics in 1990. After competing in three Paralympic Games in the sport, he switched to para-Nordic skiing in 2004.
Why this sport?
After achieving success in para-athletics, he wanted to take on a new challenge.
Club / Team
GS Fiamme Oro: Rome, ITA
Name of coach
Alessandro Gamper [national], ITA

International debut

Year
2005
Competing for
Italy
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Germany

General interest

Hobbies
Computers, listening to music. (comitatoparalimpico.it, 2014)
Awards and honours
He was the Italian flag bearer at the closing ceremony of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (enzomasiello.eu, 22 Mar 2011)

He was named an Official of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic in 2010. (enzomasiello.eu, 22 Mar 2011)
Other sports
He competed in para-athletics at three Paralympic Games, winning a bronze medal in the 5000m in Barcelona in 1992. (enzomasiello.eu, 22 Mar 2011)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of a road traffic accident. (Vancouver, 12 Feb 2010)
Other information
HISTORY MAKER
He became the first Italian male athlete to win a medal at the summer and winter editions of the Paralympic Games when he claimed a silver and bronze medal at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (enzomasiello.eu, 22 Mar 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games (Barcelona, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m TW3-4 Heat 1 2
Men's 1500 m TW3-4 Heat 1 10
Men's 5000 m TW3-4 Heat 3 5
Men's 5000 m TW3-4 Heat 2 7
Men's 5000 m TW3-4 Final Round 3
Men's 10000 m TW3-4 Heat 1 7
Men's Marathon TW3-4 Final Round 23
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T54 Heat 1 10
Men's 10000 m T54 Heat 2 9
Men's Marathon T54 Final Round 38
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 3 9
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 2.4 km Pursuit Sitting Qualification 22
Men's 1 km Sprint Sitting Qualification 20
Men's 10 km Sitting Final Round 2
Men's 15 km Sitting Final Round 3
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5 km Sitski Final Round 16
Men's 10 km Sitski Final Round 6
Men's 15 km Sitski Final Round 4
Men's 1x3.75/2x5 km Relay Open Final Round 8
IPC Athletics World Championships Birmingham 1998 (Birmingham, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 10000 m T55 Heat 2 9
Men's 5000 m T55 Heat 1 7
Men's 1500 m T55 Heat 4 9
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T52-53 Heat 1 8
Men's 5000 m T52-53 Heat 1 8
Men's 10000 m T52-53 Heat 3 7
Men's Marathon T52-53 Final Round 31
IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Solleftea (Solleftea, Sweden)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Distance - Classic Sitting Final 2013-02-26 2
Men's Short Distance Sitting Final 2013-02-28 7
Men's Middle Distance Sitting Final 2013-03-01 10
Men's Middle Distance - Classic Sitting Final 2013-03-05 7
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 15 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-09 7
Men's 12.5 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-11 14
Men's 15 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-14 20
Men's 10 km Sitting Final Round 2014-03-16 6