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Riccardo Menciotti

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10

Further personal information

Family
Partner Alessia Scortechini
Residence
Terni, ITA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Italian
Higher education
Agricultural Studies - Tuscia University: Viterbo, ITA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age four in Terni, Italy. He took up Para swimming in 2015, less than a month after his accident.
Why this sport?
He was contacted by the Italian Para Swimming Federation [FINP] in late 2015 with a view to him competing, and he made his international debut in January 2016 at the Croatian Open in Split, Croatia.
Club / Team
CC Aniene: Italy
Name of coach
Riccardo Vernole [national], ITA

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
Italy
Location
Split, CRO

General interest

Hobbies
Looking after his pets. (Athlete, 09 Sep 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the men's 4x100m freestyle relay 34 points at the 2018 European Championships in Dublin, Ireland. (Athlete, 09 Sep 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Marco Cicconi. (Athlete, 09 Sep 2019)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Ryan Lochte. (Athlete, 09 Sep 2019)
Famous relatives
His partner Alessia Scortechini has competed in Para swimming for Italy. She won a gold medal in the women's 4x100m freestyle relay 34 points at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Alessia Scortechini Instagram profile, 15 Apr 2022; SportsDeskOnline, 25 May 2022)
Impairment
He lost his right hand as the result of an accident at work in 2015. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 3 2016-09-09 5
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Heat 1 2016-09-10 4
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Final Round 2016-09-10 8
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 2 2016-09-12 4
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Final Round 2016-09-12 7
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 2016-09-13 6
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 2016-09-15 8