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Federico Bassani

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S11, SB11, SM11

Further personal information

Residence
Rome, ITA
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, Italian
Higher education
Engineering - Sapienza University of Rome: Italy

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2013 in Rome, Italy.
Club / Team
SS Lazio Nuoto: Rome, ITA
Name of coach
Riccardo Vernole [national]

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Italy

General interest

Hobbies
Baseball, supporting Italian football club Lazio. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018; sportrealeyes.it, 01 Jan 2020)
Most influential person in career
His parents and Italian Para swimmer and former coach Andrea Palantrani. (sportrealeyes.it, 01 Jan 2020; Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You have to do what makes you feel good." (sportrealeyes.it, 01 Jan 2020)
Awards and honours
He was named the Most Valuable Player [MVP] of the 2018 regular season by the Italian Association of Baseball for Visually Impaired People [AIBXC]. (aibxc.it, 13 Jul 2018)
Other sports
He has played baseball for people with visual impairments at national level in Italy. (aibxc.it, 13 Jul 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 11 Jul 2021; sportrealeyes.it, 01 Jan 2020)
Impairment
He lost his sight as a result of being diagnosed with bilateral retinoblastoma as a child. (swim4life.it, 14 Jul 2014; rai.tv, 05 Mar 2013; Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)