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Gianfranco Iannotta

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T52, F54

Further personal information

Residence
Garfield, NJ, USA
Languages
English, Spanish
Higher education
History - Bergen Community College: Paramus, NJ, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2001 in Jersey City, NJ, United States of America.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to get involved in a sport by his parents, who wanted him to be around other children with an impairment. "I hated it at first. I really didn't want to do anything. Then, something clicked."

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
United States
Tournament
Parapan American Games
Location
Guadalajara, MEX

General interest

Hobbies
Watching television, watching movies, listening to music, reading. (teamusa.org, 07 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the T52 100m at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
Coach Jimmy Cuevas. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Passion is a driving force in all things and athletics is no exception. Without passion you won't excel, but with it the possibilities are endless." (eu.northjersey.com, 10 Jan 2017)
Awards and honours
He was named a 2011 US Paralympics Track and Field High School All-American in the 200m, 400m, and 800m. (blazesports.org, 06 Sep 2011)

He was named the Outstanding Male Athlete at the 2009 IWAS Junior World Championships in Nottwil, Switzerland. (wsusa.org, 16 Sep 2011; pn-magazine.com, 01 May 2011)
Other sports
He has competed in Para archery at national junior level. (njdc2010.org, 16 Oct 2011)
Impairment
He was born with spina bifida. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 800 m T52 Final 1 2013-07-21 5
Men's 100 m T52 Final 1 2013-07-23 3
Men's 200 m T52 Semifinal 1 2013-07-24 2
Men's 200 m T52 Final 1 2013-07-25 2
Men's 400 m T52 Semifinal 2 2013-07-26 2
Men's 400 m T52 Final 1 2013-07-27 9999
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T52 Heat 1 2015-10-27 3
Men's 100 m T52 Final 1 2015-10-27 4
Men's 400 m T52 Heat 2 2015-10-30 5
Men's 400 m T52 Final 1 2015-10-31 9999
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T52 Heat 1 2016-09-09 1
Men's 100 m T52 Final Round 2016-09-10 1
Men's 400 m T52 Heat 1 2016-09-12 2
Men's 400 m T52 Final Round 2016-09-13 3
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T52 Heat 1 2017-07-18 5
Men's 400 m T52 Final 1 2017-07-18 5
Men's 100 m T52 Heat 2 2017-07-22 1
Men's 100 m T52 Final 1 2017-07-22 3