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Gabriele Lanza

Para Ice Hockey

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Ovada, ITA
Occupation
Entertainment Industry, Logistics
Languages
English, Italian
Higher education
Radiography - University of Pavia: Italy

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in at age 24 in 2015 in Turin, Italy.
Why this sport?
"I wanted to do something at a competitive level and [ice hockey] drew my attention while watching the Paralympic Games."
Club / Team
SportDiPiu Tori Seduti: Italy
Name of coach
Renato Vaccarino [club], ITA; Massimo Da Rin [national], ITA

International debut

Year
2019
Competing for
Italy
Opponent
Czech Republic
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Ostrava, CZE

General interest

Nicknames
Panzer (Athlete, 01 Mar 2022)
Hobbies
Travelling, cooking, being with friends. (Athlete, 01 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2019 World Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic. (Athlete, 01 Mar 2022)
Most influential person in career
Italian Para ice hockey player Andrea Macri. (Athlete, 01 Mar 2022)
Hero / Idol
Italian Para ice hockey player Andrea Chiarotti. (Athlete, 01 Mar 2022)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Have fun!" (Athlete, 01 Mar 2022)
Impairment
He has limited movement in his left leg after falling from a lift while he was skiing at age 11. (L'Ovadese issuu.com, 25 Apr 2019; alessandrianews.it, 15 Oct 2017)
Other information
CANCER
He was diagnosed with testicular cancer in August 2020 and underwent chemotherapy from September to December 2020. (Athlete, 01 Mar 2022)