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Riccardo Scendoni

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T44

Further personal information

Residence
Grottazzolina, ITA
Languages
English, Italian
Higher education
Civil Engineering

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2010 in Fermo, Italy.
Why this sport?
He wanted to test his prosthesis to see if he could run, and continued from there.
Club / Team
Anthropos Civitanova Marche: Italy
Name of coach
Alessandro Kuris [national]

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Italy
Location
Dubai, UAE

General interest

Nicknames
Count [because after his accident his friends said he walked like a Count with his walking stick]. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2013)
Most influential person in career
Coaches Mirko Campus and Antonio Centolanza. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2013)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian footballer Kaka, Italian Paralympic shot putter Assunta Legnante. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2013; superabile.it, 16 Aug 2012)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He likes to tie his laces and wear his socks a certain way. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always give the max." (Athlete, 15 Jul 2013)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2013 Athlete of the Year in Fermo, Italy. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2013)
Impairment
An accident in 2001 resulted in his right foot being amputated. (inail.it, 13 Aug 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T44 Heat 3 2012-09-01 4
Men's 100 m T44 Heat 1 2012-09-05 6
Men's 400 m T44 Heat 1 2012-09-07 4
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T44 Semifinal 1 2013-07-20 10
Men's 100 m T44 Semifinal 2 2013-07-22 12
Men's 400 m T44 Semifinal 2 2013-07-25 7
Men's 400 m T44 Final 1 2013-07-26 7