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Giovanni Bertani

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH1

Further personal information

Family
Wife Vincenza Piscopo, children Valeria, Daniele, Marco, Matteo
Residence
Castelnovo di Sotto, ITA
Languages
French, Italian
Higher education
Surveying - Technical Institute for Surveyors C.Rondani: Parma, ITA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began shooting in 2007.
Why this sport?
He tried shooting at an outdoor event in the main square of Reggio Emilia, Italy, and he fell in love with it.
Club / Team
Atletico H Bologna: Italy
Name of coach
Giuseppe Ugherani [national], ITA
Training Regime
He trains at least two times a week for two to three hours in the evening.
Handedness
Right

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Italy
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Alicante, ESP

General interest

Nicknames
Skinny, Big Giova, Bipi (Athlete, 16 Jul 2014)
Hobbies
Watching television. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two individual gold medals at the 2012 Italian National Championship, and qualifying for the 2014 World Championship in Suhl, Germany. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2014)
Most influential person in career
Coaches Vittorio Gnesini and Alberto Ardesi. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2014)
Hero / Idol
Italian shooter Roberto Di Donna. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2014)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
"Before a competition, I need to be on my own to get accustomed to the event’s surroundings. Before the start of an event, I always prepare my weapons and all the shooting components in the same way to feel more comfortable." (Athlete, 16 Jul 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Give my all and never improvise a shot. Have fun and think about tomorrow when everything will be over." (Athlete, 16 Jul 2014)
Impairment
He was hit by a car while riding his bike in 2003. The incident resulted in his left leg being amputated. (gazzetta.it, 23 Jan 2016; Athlete, 16 Jul 2014)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
In December 2015 he was named president of the Atletico H Bologna para-sports club in Italy. (solodilettanti.it, 09 Jan 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2014 IPC Shooting World Championships (Suhl, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 10m Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 2014-07-20 54
Mixed 25m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2014-07-22 36