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Gregory Brian Alexis Leperdi

Para Ice Hockey


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Wife Laura, daughters Daisy and Amelie.
Turin, ITA
Medical Professional
Dutch, English, French, Italian
Higher education
Pharmacy - University of Turin: Italy

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para ice hockey in 2004 in Turin, Italy.
Why this sport?
He wanted to compete at the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Turin.
Preferred position / style / stance / technique

International debut

Competing for
European Championships
Zlín, CZE

General interest

Greg (, 26 Mar 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Claiming gold at the 2011 European Championships in Solleftea, Sweden, and winning silver at the 2016 European Championships in Ostersund, Sweden. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Italian Para ice hockey player Andrea Chiarotti. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
French footballer Michel Platini, US basketball player Michael Jordan. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Perfection is unattainable, but in trying to achieve it we can reach excellence, or at least we know we have given our best." (, 06 Feb 2013)
Awards and honours
He received an acknowledgement from the Piedmont region, in Italy, for participating at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. (, 11 May 2018)
Other sports
He has represented Italy in Para snowboard. He finished 19th in snowboard cross standing at the 2012 World Championships in Orcieres, France. He has also competed in international wheelchair tennis tournaments. (, 27 Jun 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 01 Dec 2015;, 06 Feb 2013)
His left leg was amputated above the knee after he was involved in a car accident in November 1998. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
Other information
In 2018 he decided to put an end to his Para ice hockey career. He then took up wheelchair tennis and competed at his first tournament in the BNL Open in Grugliasco, Italy, in June 2018. "I tried it for curiosity. I am not used to the wheelchair, and the push movement with the arms is exactly the opposite as in Para ice hockey. But fortunately I had learnt the basics when I was younger, even though I had to adapt them to the sitting position." (, 27 Jun 2018)

He works as a clinical operations lead in Turin, Italy. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)

He has served as athlete liaison on the International Paralympic Committee [IPC] sport technical committee for Para ice hockey, athlete representative for the Italian Paralympic Committee [CIP] and head of competition [Europe] of the Para snowboard sport technical committee of the World Snowboard Federation. (LinkedIn profile, Nov 2017;, 05 Oct 2015)


Unit Date Rank
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Tournament Group A 3
Men's Tournament Classification 7-8 102
Men's Tournament Classification 5-8 202
Men's Tournament Group A 6
Men's Tournament Group A 5
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Classification 7-8 102
Mixed Classification 5-8 201
Mixed Group B 6
Mixed Group B 3
Mixed Group B 1
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group B 2014-03-08 1
Mixed Group B 2014-03-09 4
Mixed Group B 2014-03-11 5
Mixed Group B - Standings 2014-03-11 3
Mixed Classification 5-6 2014-03-12 201
Mixed Classification 5-8 2014-03-14 101
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Tournament Group A 2018-03-10 1
Mixed Tournament Group A 2018-03-11 3
Mixed Tournament Group A 2018-03-12 5
Mixed Tournament Group A - Standings 2018-03-13 2
Mixed Tournament Semifinal 2018-03-15 2
Mixed Tournament Bronze Medal Match 2018-03-17 1