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Riccardo Bagaini

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T47

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Italian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2014 with Sempione 82 in Italy.
Why this sport?
He started to do cross-country in middle school and won two student level national titles. This result motivated him to enrol in a Paralympic team.
Club / Team
Sempione 82: Italy
Name of coach
Flavio Ranghino

General interest

Nicknames
Ricky (calvesi.it, 04 Jun 2017)
Hobbies
Supporting football team AC Milan. (Instagram profile, 03 Oct 2019)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (invisibili.corriere.it, 28 Dec 2018)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (art4sport.org, 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always engage." (art4sport.org, 20 Oct 2018)
Awards and honours
He was Italy's flag bearer during the opening ceremony of the 2016 European Championships in Grosseto, Italy. (fispes.it, 09 May 2017)
Other sports
He played able-bodied football at national youth level. (art4sport.org, 20 Oct 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (lastampa.it, 23 Nov 2016)
Impairment
He was born without the lower part of his left arm. (art4sport.org, 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m T42-47 Final 1 2017-07-23 2