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Matteo Cattini

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Rome, ITA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Italian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training in the sport in 2010 in Suzzara, Italy.
Why this sport?
Around two years after his accident he began attending a gym where he was later invited to join a competition. "I went on and I became passionate about the sport. I've been competing since then."
Name of coach
Alessandro Boraschi [national], ITA
Training Regime
He trains at the Olympic Training Centre in Rome, Italy.

International debut

Year
2012
Competing for
Italy
Location
Cardiff, WAL

General interest

Nicknames
Il Teo (Facebook profile, 28 Feb 2019)
Hobbies
Travel. (Instagram profile, 01 Mar 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Insist, resist, conquer." (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (superabile.it, 25 May 2020)
Impairment
His left leg was amputated due to septicaemia after he was involved in a traffic accident in June 2008. He required eight months of rehabilitation and three years of physiotherapy. (Athlete, 04 Jun 2019; federpesistica.it, 12 Sep 2016)
Other information
TEAM LEADER
He has captained the Italian Para powerlifting team. (federpesistica.it, 10 Feb 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 72.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-07 14
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -65 kg Final Round 2016-09-10 9999
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 72.00kg Final 2017-12-04 13