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Raffaele di Maggio

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T20

Further personal information

Languages
Italian
Higher education
Agricultural Studies - Superior Institute Ettore Majorana: Palermo, ITA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began running at school in 2013 in Palermo, Italy.
Why this sport?
One of his teachers recognised his potential and encouraged him to take up Para athletics. "I'm fast, I love running and flying in the wind."
Club / Team
AS Anthropos: Civitanova Marche, ITA

General interest

Hobbies
Gardening. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Orazio Scarpa. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Italian sprinter Pietro Mennea. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2019)
Injuries
He sprained his ankle in 2019 and was out of action for two months. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2019)

He was out of action for two months after sustaining a muscle tear in 2016. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2019 he received the Golden Collar for Sporting Merit from the Italian National Olympic Committee [CONI]. (fisdir.it, 20 Jul 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (siciliarunning.it, 01 Nov 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Dubai 2019 World Para Athletics Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T20 Heat 2 2019-11-09 11