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Lorenzo Marcantognini

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T63

Further personal information

Residence
Fano, ITA
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Italian

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]
Training Regime
He trains for three sessions a week.

General interest

Nicknames
Lollo (Facebook profile, 21 Sep 2019)
Hobbies
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)
Other sports
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)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (ilrestodelcarlino.it, 11 Jun 2019)
Impairment
He was born without the tibia [shinbone] in his left leg. At age four the leg was amputated. (smtvsanmarino.sm, 06 Jun 2016)