Giacomo Poli

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T64, F64

Further personal information

Family
Partner Silvia and one child
Residence
Bologna, ITA
Occupation
Engineer
Languages
English, French, Italian
Higher education
Engineering Management - Bologna University: Italy

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2013 in Bologna, Italy.
Why this sport?
He wanted to compete at the Paralympic Games, and believed he had the best chance in athletics.
Club / Team
Atletica Francesco Francia: Bologna, ITA
Name of coach
Nadia Checchini [national], ITA
Training Regime
He trains two or three times a week on his throwing technique, and once or twice a week on strength and conditioning.

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Italy
Tournament
Grand Prix
Location
Grosseto, ITA

General interest

Nicknames
Jack, Animal (Athlete, 08 Aug 2014)
Hobbies
Handball, travelling, supporting Italian basketball team Virtus Bologna. (Athlete, 08 Aug 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the javelin at the 2014 National Championships, and setting a world record of 41.55m in the same year. (Athlete, 08 Aug 2014)
Most influential person in career
His partner Silvia. (Athlete, 08 Aug 2014)
Injuries
In 2014 he had problems with his right shoulder during training at the gym. (Athlete, 08 Aug 2014)

In 2003 he injured the ligaments in his left knee while playing handball. (Athlete, 08 Aug 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Hard work pays off." (Athlete, 08 Aug 2014)
Other sports
He played handball before his accident and has coached in the Italian women's Serie A1 league. (Athlete, 08 Aug 2014; abilitychannel.tv, 17 Apr 2016)
Impairment
He was involved in a car accident which resulted in his left leg being amputated. (ilgiunco.net, 08 Mar 2016; Athlete, 08 Aug 2014)