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Italy at the 2008 Summer Paralympics

Italy sent a delegation of 86 athletes and 6 guides to compete at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing. Italian competitors took part in 12 sports: athletics, rowing, cycling, judo, swimming, wheelchair fencing, equestrian, wheelchair tennis, shooting, archery, table tennis and sailing.[1]

Italy at the
2008 Summer Paralympics
Flag of Italy.svg
IPC codeITA
NPCComitato Italiano Paralimpico
Websitewww.comitatoparalimpico.it ‹See Tfd›(in Italian)
in Beijing
Competitors86 in 12 sports
Flag bearer Francesca Porcellato
Medals
Ranked 28th
Gold
4
Silver
7
Bronze
7
Total
18
Summer Paralympics appearances

Contents

MedallistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Fabio Triboli Cycling Men's road race LC1-2/CP4
  Gold Paolo Viganò Cycling Men's individual pursuit LC4
  Gold Paola Protopapa, Luca Agoletto,
Daniele Signore, Graziana Saccocci,
Alessandro Franzetti
Rowing Mixed coxed four
  Gold Maria Poiani Panigati Swimming Women's 50m freestyle S11
  Silver Alberto Simonelli Archery Men's individual compound open
  Silver Marco Vitale Archery Men's individual recurve W1/W2
  Silver Vittorio Podestà Cycling Men's time trial HC B
  Silver Cecilia Camellini Swimming Women's 50m freestyle S11
  Silver Cecilia Camellini Swimming Women's 100m freestyle S11
  Silver Pamela Pezzutto Table tennis Women's singles class 1-2
  Silver Michela Brunelli
Federica Cudia
Pamela Pezzutto
Clara Podda
Table tennis Women's team class 1-3
  Bronze Oscar De Pellegrin
Mario Esposito
Marco Vitale
Archery Men's team recurve
  Bronze Walter Endrizzi Athletics Men's marathon T46
  Bronze Fabio Triboli Cycling Men's time trial LC1
  Bronze Fabio Triboli Cycling Men's individual pursuit LC1
  Bronze Giorgio Farroni Cycling Mixed road race CP1-2
  Bronze Clara Podda Table tennis Women's singles class 1-2
  Bronze Alberto Pellegrini Wheelchair fencing Men's sabre A

SportsEdit

ArcheryEdit

MenEdit

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Alberto Simonelli Men's individual compound standing 667 15   Gronberg (SWE)
W 112-107
  Lee O S (KOR)
W 115-112
  Klich (CZE)
W 111-110
  Pemberton (USA)
W 116-110
  Stubbs (GBR)
L 111-116
 
Fabio Luca Azzolini Men's individual compound W1 593 10 N/A   Hatem (FRA)
W 107-101
  Fabry (USA)
L 97-113
Did not advance
Mario Esposito Men's individual recurve standing 631 1 Bye   An (KOR)
W 101-98
  Zarzuela (ESP)
W 102-95
  Meunier (FRA)
L 91-95
  Chen Y (CHN)
L 93-98
4
Oscar de Pellegrin Men's individual recurve W1/W2 629 4   Wolfe (USA)
W 107-76
  Gilbert (FRA)
L 99-101
Did not advance
Antonino Lisotta 556 25   Sidik (MAS)
L 90-97
Did not advance
Marco Vitale 624 7   Chen W Y (TPE)
W 104-99
  Stone (USA)
W 101-97
  Sawicki (POL)
W 102-98
  Tseng L H (TPE)
W 103-101
  Cheng C (CHN)
L 104-108
 
Oscar de Pellegrin
Mario Esposito
Marco Vitale
Men's team recurve 1884 2 N/A   Thailand (THA)
W 206-202
  China (CHN)
L 201-208
  Japan (JPN)
W 207-194
 

WomenEdit

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Elisabetta Mijno Women's individual recurve W1/W2 519 11 N/A   Maufras du Chatellier (FRA)
L 94-98
Did not advance

AthleticsEdit

Men's trackEdit

Athlete Class Event Heats Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Walter Endrizzi T46 Marathon N/A 2:32.51  
Samuele Gobbi T46 200m 23.70 18 Did not advance
400m 51.60 12 Did not advance
Stefano Lippi T42 100m N/A 13.50 4
Heros Marai T44 100m 12.05 8 q N/A 12.25 7
200m 24.95 9 Did not advance

Men's fieldEdit

Athlete Class Event Final
Result Points Rank
Germano Bernardi F53-54 Discus throw 25.78 SB 937 6
Javelin throw 23.23 SB 881 9
Shot put 9.46 SB 974 7
Roberto la Barbera F42/44 Long jump 6.14 949 8
P44 Pentathlon DNF
Stefano Lippi F42/44 Long jump 5.32 901 10
Heros Marai F42/44 Long jump 5.78 893 11

Women's trackEdit

Athlete Class Event Heats Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Giuseppina Gargano T44 100m 14.68 10 Did not advance
200m N/A 30.17 6
Francesca Porcellato T53 100m 17.60 4 Q 17.86 4
200m 32.20 6 Q 31.61 6
400m 1:01.05 7 q 58.83 5
800m N/A 2:01.99 5
T54 Marathon N/A 1:54:27 9

CyclingEdit

Men's roadEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
Pierpaolo Addesi Men's road race LC1/LC2/CP4 1:47:18 16
Men's road time trial LC1 36:49.94 10
Giorgio Farroni Mixed road race 48:34  
Mixed road time trial 24:26.57 6
Fabrizio Macchi Men's road race LC3/LC4/CP3 DNF
Men's road time trial LC3 39:38.98 7
Vittorio Podestà Men's road race HC B 1:28:31 5
Men's road time trial HC B 22:12.06  
Fabio Triboli Men's road race LC1/LC2/CP4 1:46:03  
Men's road time trial LC1 35:23.70  
Paolo Vigano Men's road race LC3/LC4/CP3 DNS
Men's road time trial LC4 DNF

Men's trackEdit

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Time Rank Opposition
Time
Rank
Pierpaolo Addesi Men's individual pursuit LC1 4:58.19 7 Did not advance
Fabrizio Macchi Men's individual pursuit LC3 4:00.40 5 Did not advance
Fabio Triboli Men's individual pursuit LC1 4:46.90 3 q   Gohr (BRA)
W 4:45.68
 
Paolo Vigano Men's individual pursuit LC4 3:59.74 WR 1 Q 4:02.78  
Men's time trial LC3-4 N/A 1:17.0 4

Women's roadEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
Silvana Vinci Women's road time trial LC1/LC2/CP4 47:28.24 8
Cinzia Coluzzi
Melissa Merloni
Women's road race B&VI 1-3 DNF
Women's road time trial B&VI 1-3 39:36.06 6

Women's trackEdit

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Time Rank Opposition
Time
Rank
Silvana Vinci Women's individual pursuit LC1-2/CP4 4:02.148 7 Did not advance
Women's time trial LC1-2/CP4 N/A 39.9 7

EquestrianEdit

Individual eventsEdit

Athlete Horse Event Total
Score Rank
Mauro Caredda Garfielt Mixed individual championship test grade Ia 55.800 11
Mixed individual freestyle test grade Ia 62.944 9
Silvia Veratti Balla Coi Lupi Mixed individual championship test grade III 64.560 6
Mixed individual freestyle test grade III 69.834 5
Andrea Vigon Priool Mixed individual championship test grade Ia 63.800 4
Mixed individual freestyle test grade Ia 69.667 4

TeamEdit

Athlete Horse Event Individual score Total
TT CT Total Score Rank
Mauro Caredda See above Team 62.471 59.800 122.271 379.903 8
Silvia Veratti 67.154 64.560 131.714
Andrea Vigon 66.118 63.800 129.918

JudoEdit

MenEdit

Athlete Event First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage
round 1
Repechage
round 2
Final/
Bronze medal contest
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Matteo Ardit Men's 81kg N/A   Carvallo (VEN)
L 0000–0011
N/A   Pominov (UKR)
L 0000-1000
Did not advance

RowingEdit

Athlete Event Heats Repechage Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Simone Miramonti Men's single sculls 5:44.14 7 R 6:07.65 6 FB 5:45.86 2
Agnese Moro Women's single sculls 6:26.38 10 R 7:01.36 6 FB 7:01.24 1
Daniele Stefanoni
Stefania Toscano
Mixed double sculls 4:23.36 4 R 4:35.24 2 FA 4:32.30 4
Luca Agoletto
Alessandro Franzetti
Paola Protopapa
Graziana Saccocci
Daniele Signore
Mixed coxed four 3:34.59 1 Q N/A 3:33.13  

SailingEdit

Athlete Event Race Total points Net points
Total
Rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Fabrizio Olmi 2.4mR 8 9 8 (16) 12 11 13 (16) 3 6 N/A 102 70 10

ShootingEdit

MenEdit

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Score Rank Score Total Rank
Ivano Borgato Mixed 50m pistol SH1 500 25 Did not advance
Giancarlo Iori Men's 10m air pistol SH1 557 17 Did not advance
Mixed 25m pistol SH1 556 10 Did not advance
Mixed 50m pistol SH1 511 20 Did not advance
Antonio Martella Men's 10m air pistol SH1 555 20 Did not advance
Mixed 25m pistol SH1 570 5 Q 192.0 762.0 7
Mixed 50m pistol SH1 474 29 Did not advance
Oliviero Tiso Men's 10m air pistol SH1 527 34 Did not advance
Mixed 25m pistol SH1 551 18 Did not advance

WomenEdit

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Score Rank Score Total Rank
Azzurra Ciani Women's 10m air rifle standing SH1 376 18 Did not advance
Mixed 10m air rifle prone SH1 598 15 Did not advance
Mixed 50m rifle prone SH1 583 20 Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

MenEdit

Athlete Class Event Heats Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Filippo Bonacini S5 50m butterfly DSQ Did not advance
SB3 50m breaststroke 55.75 4 Q 55.76 5
SM4 150m individual medley 2:58.06 6 Q 2:53.49 6
Luca Mazzone S4 50m freestyle 42.47 5 Q 38.60 4
100m freestyle 1:37.23 7 Q 1:31.21 5
200m freestyle 3:36.63 7 Q 3:14.81 5
Efrem Morelli SB5 100m breaststroke 1:47.88 10 Did not advance
Andrea Palantrani S13 50m freestyle 26.71 16 Did not advance
100m freestyle 1:00.12 16 Did not advance
SB13 100m breaststroke 1:13.33 8 Q 1:12.82 8
Carlo Piccoli S3 100m freestyle 2:38.72 10 Did not advance
Alessandro Serpico S12 100m backstroke 1:08.91 9 Did not advance
100m freestyle 58.47 10 Did not advance
400m freestyle 4:31.38 4 Q 4:32.03 5

WomenEdit

Athlete Class Event Heats Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Cecilia Camellini S11 50m freestyle 33.08 4 Q 31.95  
100m freestyle 1:12.74 4 Q 1:09.65  
Immacolata Cerasuolo S8 100m butterfly 1:17.50 7 Q 1:17.14 6
SM8 200m individual medley 2:56.16 5 Q 2:56.24 5
Maria Poiani Panigati S11 50m freestyle 31.21 WR 1 Q 31.39  
100m freestyle 1:13.22 5 Q 1:12.71 5
Francesca Secci S9 100m butterfly 1:13.25 6 Q 1:12.81 7
100m freestyle 1:09.15 12 Did not advance
400m freestyle 5:08.76 10 Did not advance

Table tennisEdit

MenEdit

Athlete Event Preliminaries Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Manfredi Baroncelli Men's singles C9-10   Andersson (SWE)
L 0-3
  Cardona (ESP)
W 3-1
N/A 2 Did not advance
Salvatore Caci Men's singles C4-5   Jung E C (KOR)
L 0-3
  Tsang T H (HKG)
L 2-3
N/A 3 Did not advance
Andrea Furlan Men's singles C7   Valera (ESP)
L 1-3
  Youssef (EGY)
W 3-1
  Qin X (CHN)
W 3-0
4 Did not advance
Nicola Molitierno Men's singles C3   Kesler (SRB)
L 1-3
  G Rodriguez (CRC)
W 3-1
N/A 2 Did not advance
Giuseppe Vella Men's singles C2   Boury (FRA)
L 2-3
  Espindola (BRA)
L 2–3
  Ruep (AUT)
L 1–3
4 Did not advance
Salvatore Caci
Nicola Molitierno
Men's team C4-5 N/A   Serbia (SRB)
L 2-3
Did not advance
Manfredi Baroncelli
Andrea Furlan
Men's team C9-10 N/A   Sweden (SWE)
L 0-3
Did not advance

WomenEdit

Athlete Event Preliminaries Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Michela Brunelli Women's singles C3   Ahlquist (SWE)
L 1-3
  Fillou (FRA)
W 3-0
  Moll (RSA)
W 3-0
1 Q N/A   Kanova (SVK)
L 1-3
  Pintar (SLO)
L 0-3
4
Federica Cudia Women's singles C3   Pintar (SLO)
L 0-3
  Mader (AUT)
L 1-3
  Bertrand (FRA)
L 0-3
4 Did not advance
Maria Nardelli Women's singles C5   Abuawad (JOR)
L 1-3
  Bessho (JPN)
L 0-3
  Nir Kistler (USA)
W 3-1
3 Did not advance
Pamela Pezzutto Women's singles C1-2   Pushpasheva (RUS)
W 3–1
  Breathnach (IRL)
W 3–1
N/A 1 Q N/A   Lafaye (FRA)
W 3–2
  Liu J (CHN)
L 1-3
 
Christina Ploner Women's singles C3   Kanova (SVK)
L 0-3
  Bakhtiary (IRI)
L 0-3
  Mariage (FRA)
W 3-2
4 Did not advance
Clara Podda Women's singles C1-2   Clot (FRA)
W 3-1
  Neil (GBR)
W 3-2
N/A 1 Q N/A   Liu J (CHN)
L 1-3
  Lafaye (FRA)
W 3-1
 
Patrizia Sacca Women's singles C4   Weinmann (GER)
L 0-3
  Jung J N (KOR)
L 1-3
  Arenales (MEX)
W 3-1
3 Did not advance
Valeria Zorzetto Women's singles C4   Moon S H (KOR)
L 0-3
  Obiora (NGR)
W 3-1
  Robertson (GBR)
W 3-1
2 Did not advance
Michela Brunelli
Federica Cudia
Pamela Pezzutto
Clara Podda
Women's team C1-3 N/A Bye   Great Britain (GBR)
W 3-0
  China (CHN)
L 1-3
 
Maria Nardelli
Valeria Zorzetto
Women's team C4-5 N/A   South Korea (KOR)
W 3-1
  Serbia (SRB)
L 1-3
Did not advance

Wheelchair fencingEdit

MenEdit

Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition Score Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Matteo Betti Men's épée A   Tian (CHN) L 4-5 3 Q   Markantonatos (GRE)
W 15–12
  Stanczuk (POL)
L 9-15
Did not advance
  Wong T T (HKG) L 4-5
  Stanczuk (POL) L 3-5
  Alqallaf (KUW) W 5-0
  Horvath (HUN) W 5-0
Men's foil A   Zhang L (CHN) L 0-5 2 Q   Granell (ESP)
W 15-5
  Chan W K (HKG)
L 14-15
Did not advance
  Alqallaf (KUW) W 5-0
  Horvath (HUN) W 5-0
  Granell (ESP) W 5-0
  Saengsawang (THA) W 5-2
  Andree (GER) W 5-2
Gerardo Mari Men's épée B   Shenkevych (UKR) L 3-5 4 Q   Latreche (FRA)
L 10-15
Did not advance
  Bezyazychny (BLR) W 5-4
  Kim G H (KOR) L 2-5
  Baozhong (CHN) L 4-5
  Pluta (POL) W 5-2
Men's sabre B   Hui C H (HKG) W 5-4 1 Q   Arnau (ESP)
W 15-7
  Shenkevych (UKR)
L 5-15
Did not advance
  Pluta (POL) L 3-5
  Yusupov (RUS) W 5-1
  Soler (ESP) W 5-3
  Moreno (USA) W 5-2
Alberto Pellegrini Men's foil A   Pender (POL) L 2-5 2 Q   Makowski (POL)
W 15-10
  Pender (POL)
L 9-15
Did not advance
  Maillard (FRA) W 5-1
  Mato (HUN) W 5-1
  Alhaddad (KUW) W 5-4
  Andreev (RUS) W 5-1
Men's sabre A   More (FRA) L 1-5 1 Q   Andreev (RUS)
W 15-6
  Frolov (RUS)
W 15-3
  Tian (CHN)
L 8-15
  Chan W K (HKG)
W 15-5
 
  Makowski (POL) W 5-4
  Calhoun (USA) W 5-0
  Frolov (RUS) W 5-0
  L Sanchez (ESP) W 5-0
  Altabbakh (KUW) W 5-1
Alessio Sarri Men's foil B   Latreche (FRA) L 4-5 1 Q   Komar (UKR)
L 9-15
Did not advance
  Wyganowski (POL) W 5-3
  Hisakawa (JPN) W 5-3
  Yusupov (RUS) W 5-2
  Bezyazychny (BLR) W 5-2
Men's sabre B   Cratere (FRA) L 4-5 4 Q   Pluta (POL)
W 15-14
  Cratere (FRA)
L 13-15
Did not advance
  Bogdos (GRE) L 3-5
  Datsko (UKR) L 3-5
  Czop (POL) W 5-3
  Williams (USA) W 5-0
Alberto Serafini Men's épée A   Maillard (FRA) L 2-5 7 Did not advance
  Markantonatos (GRE) L 2-5
  Alhaddad (KUW) L 1-5
  Davydenko (UKR) L 2-5
  Saengsawang (THA) L 3-5
  L Sanchez (ESP) L 1-5
Men's sabre A   Tian (CHN) L 1-5 5 Q   Tian (CHN)
L 3-15
Did not advance
  Chan W K (HKG) L 3-5
  Markantonatos (GRE) L 4-5
  Davydenko (UKR) L 3-5
  Redondo (ESP) W 5-2

WomenEdit

Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition Score Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Loredana Trigilia Women's épée A   Zhang C (CHN) L 25 5 Did not advance
  Gorlina (UKR) L 3-5
  Krajnyak (HUN) L 2-5
  Fan P S (HKG) L 3-5
  Picot (FRA) W 5-2
Women's foil A   Zhang C (CHN) L 0-5 3 Q N/A   Fan P S (HKG)
L 13-15
Did not advance
  Yu C Y (HKG) L 2-5
  Picot (FRA) W 5-4
  Halkina (BLR) W 5-3
  Juhasz (HUN) W 5-3
Rosalba Vettraino Women's épée B   Vasilyeva (RUS) L 1-5 4 Q   Palfi (HUN)
L 9-15
Did not advance
  Yao F (CHN) L 1-5
  Magnat (FRA) L 2-5
  Palfi (HUN) W 5-1
  Demello (USA) W 5-4
Women's foil B   Yao F (CHN) L 1-5 6 Did not advance
  Dani (HUN) L 3-5
  Lukianenko (UKR) L 0-5
  Magnat (FRA) L 3-5
  Hassen Bey (ESP) W 5-4

Wheelchair tennisEdit

MenEdit

Athlete Class Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Mario Gatelli Open Men's singles   Simpson (GBR)
W 6–1, 6-7, 6-4
  Jeremiasz (FRA)
L 0-6, 2-6
Did not advance
Fabian Mazzei   Khulongrua (THA)
L 7-6, 2-6, 3-6
Did not advance
Mario Gatelli
Fabian Mazzei
Men's doubles N/A   Jewitt (GBR) /
  Simpson (GBR)
W 6-4, 6-4
  Jaroszewski (POL) /
  Kruszelnicki (POL)
L 0-6, 0-6
Did not advance

WomenEdit

Athlete Class Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Silvia di Maria Open Women's singles   Hwang M H (KOR)
L 2-6, 2-6
Did not advance
Mariana Lauro   Hu D (CHN)
L 2-6, 4-6
Did not advance
Silvia di Maria
Mariana Lauro
Women's doubles N/A   Okabe (JPN) /
  Yaosa (JPN)
L 4-6, 0-6
Did not advance

QuadsEdit

Athlete Class Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Giuseppe Polidori Open Quad singles   Timmermans van Hall (NED)
L 1-6, 6-3, 3-6
Did not advance
Antonio Raffaele   van Erp (NED)
L 1-6, 1-6
Did not advance
Giuseppe Polidori
Antonio Raffaele
Quad doubles N/A   Timmermans van Hall (NED) /
  van Erp (NED)
L 0-6, 2-6
Did not advance

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit