Type of Impairment
S14, SB14, SM14
Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2005 in Palermo, Italy.
Why this sport?
He began swimming as part of his physiotherapy.
Club / Team
Verona Swimming Team: Italy
Name of coach
Marcello Rigamonti [club], ITA; Riccardo Vernole [national]
Listening to music. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Italian swimmer Gregorio Paltrinieri, US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
His sister Xenia Francesca Palazzo has also represented Italy in Para swimming. She competed at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and won seven medals, including three golds, at the 2021 European Championships in Funchal, Portugal. (swim4lifemagazine.it, 08 Sep 2016; SportsDeskOnline, 29 Jul 2018)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (finp.it, 11 Jan 2017; superabile.it, 13 Jan 2017)
He has autism. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)