Matteo Masiero

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T12
Guide
Salvatore Carre; Marco Palazzo

Further personal information

Residence
Salzano, ITA
Languages
Italian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up para-athletics in about 2014.
Why this sport?
He was playing football at a tournament in Padua, Italy. There he met Raffaele Sartorato, of the Italian Federation of Paralympic and Experimental Sports [FISPES], who suggested he try athletics.
Club / Team
Veneto Special Sport: Italy
Name of coach
Marco Chiarello [personal], ITA

General interest

Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, Italian sprinter Pietro Mennea. (storieparalimpiche.altervista.org, 13 Jul 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"No need to finish at the top, the important thing is to be there among the top." [his uncle Giacomo] (Facebook profile, 19 Jul 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (storieparalimpiche.altervista.org, 13 Jul 2016)