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Matteo Lenza

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
S8, SB7, SM8

Further personal information

Residence
Brescia, ITA
Occupation
Agriculturalist
Languages
Italian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age six.
Why this sport?
He wanted to see what it's like underwater.
Club / Team
A.S.O. Nouvo Olympic: Villongo, ITA
Name of coach
Silvano Bonardi
Coach from which country?
Italy
Coach from what year?
1997
Training Regime
He trains seven times a week in a pool and three times a week with weights.

International debut

Year
2000
Competing for
Italy
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Italy

General interest

Hobbies
Women and listening to music. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing 5th at the 2004 Athens Paralympics. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)
Hero / Idol
Peter Leek. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Every left thing is a lost one." (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)
Awards and honours
He has been honoured as the Atlista Azzuro d'italia during his career. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Mar del Plata 2002 (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heats 11
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Heats 10
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 7
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Heats 7
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heats 10
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 5
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Heat 1 6
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 7
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heats 16
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Heats 6
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 8
Men's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heats 16
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 7
Men's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 5