Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2015.
Why this sport?
He was always involved in sport. Before taking up athletics he trained in swimming and football which he continued simultaneously with athletics.
Club / Team
GSH Sempione 82: Italy
Name of coach
Marianna Giovannelli [personal]
He trains for three sessions a week.
Lollo (Facebook profile, 21 Sep 2019)
Football. (comitatoparalimpico.it, 19 Jun 2019)
Most influential person in career
His family. (ilrestodelcarlino.it, 11 Jun 2019)
Hero / Idol
Italian footballer Alessandro Del Piero. (comitatoparalimpico.it, 19 Jun 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (Instagram profile, 21 Sep 2019)
He played amputee football for Italy at the 2014 World Cup in Culiacan, Mexico and he continued playing in national team alongside his Para athletics career. (smtvsanmarino.sm, 06 Jun 2016; ilrestodelcarlino.it, 11 Jun 2019)
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (ilrestodelcarlino.it, 11 Jun 2019)
He was born without the tibia [shinbone] in his left leg. At age four the leg was amputated. (smtvsanmarino.sm, 06 Jun 2016)