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Pipo Carlomagno

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S8, SB7, SM8

Further personal information

Family
Partner Mila Urani, daughter Aurora [2021]
Residence
Rosario, ARG
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age four, and started high performance training at age 14.
Why this sport?
He tried football, basketball, and athletics before following his father into swimming. He was inspired after hearing his father's stories about travelling and competing in international swimming events. "He shared some great stories with me. I was so amazed that I wanted to have that life too."
Club / Team
Echesortu Futbol Club: Rosario, ARG
Name of coach
Gustavo D'Andrea [club], ARG

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Argentina
Tournament
Parapan American Games
Location
Guadalajara, MEX

General interest

Nicknames
Pipo (Instagram profile, 27 Apr 2019)
Hobbies
Music, photography, studying. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the S7 100m backstroke at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru. (SportsDeskOnline, 18 Jun 2021; Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Most influential person in career
His mother. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Hero / Idol
Argentinian Para swimmer Guillermo Marro. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"In order to win you have to lose a lot. You have to learn from those defeats and to overcome them. That will give you experience and will push you to look for even greater things." (Sobran los motivos Facebook page, 23 Nov 2021)
Awards and honours
He was a torchbearer at the 2022 Youth South American Games in Rosario, Argentina. (Instagram profile, 20 Apr 2022; viapais.com.ar, 20 Apr 2022)

In 2021 he received the Olimpia de Plata [Silver Olympia] Award as Best Para Swimmer of the Year in Argentina. (marcadeportiva.com, 14 Dec 2021)

A plaque with his name was unveiled on the 'Paseo de los Olimpicos' [Olympians' Promenade] in Rosario, Argentina. The honour was in recognition of his performance at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Facebook page, 22 Apr 2020; conclusion.com.ar, 23 Dec 2016)

He was flag bearer for Argentina at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Para South American Games in Santiago, Chile. (redaccionrosario.com, 01 Aug 2016)
Other sports
He competed in Para open water swimming at the 2018 Rosario National Beach Games in Argentina. (losandes.com.ar, 30 Nov 2018)
Famous relatives
His father Fernando Carlomagno represented Argentina in swimming and competed at the Paralympic Games in 1996, 2000, and 2004. His mother Mirna has coached the Argentinian national Para athletics team. (SportsDeskOnline, 02 May 2019; brujulacomunicacion.com, 04 Sep 2016; redaccionrosario.com, 01 Aug 2016)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (Instagram profile, 16 Mar 2022; conclusion.com.ar, 29 Sep 2021)
Impairment
His impairment affects the coordination of his lower limbs. (diariopopular.com.ar, 12 Sep 2016)
Other information
BOOK
In 2022 he published a children's book named 'Una medalla para Aurora' [A medal for Aurora]. He co-wrote the book, which is dedicated to his daughter, alongside author Lorena La Terza. "I am very happy to have the chance to write a children's book about my life. I would like to take these books to all schools and clubs of my province [Santa Fe in Argentina], so all children can realise that a person with an impairment can do everything. I have no doubts about it, this book is more than a book. I'm sure it can change lives with its message." (Instagram profile, 25 Apr 2022; aadeporte.com.ar, 21 Apr 2022)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S8 Final 1 2013-08-12 7
Men's 100 m Backstroke S8 Heat 2 2013-08-12 8
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 2 2015-07-18 8
Men's 100 m Backstroke S8 Heat 1 2015-07-18 7
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final 1 2015-07-18 8
Men's 100 m Backstroke S8 Final 1 2015-07-18 7
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Heat 2 2016-09-10 5
Men's 100 m Backstroke S8 Heat 2 2016-09-13 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S8 Final Round 2016-09-13 6
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S8 Final 1 2017-12-02 2
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final 1 2017-12-02 3
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final 1 2017-12-06 2
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Final 1 2017-12-07 6
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heat 1 2017-12-07 8