Italy at the 2016 Summer Paralympics

Italy competed at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 7 September to 18 September 2016. The first places the team qualified were for three athletes in sailing events. Martina Caironi has been chosen to carry the nation's flag at the opening ceremony.[1]

Italy at the
2016 Summer Paralympics
Flag of Italy.svg
IPC codeITA
NPCComitato Italiano Paralimpico
WebsiteOfficial website
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors101 in 14 sports
Flag bearers Martina Caironi 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) (opening)
Beatrice Vio 1st place, gold medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) (closing)
Medals
Ranked 9th
Gold
10
Silver
14
Bronze
15
Total
39
Summer Paralympics appearances (overview)

MedallistsEdit

 
The legend Alex Zanardi, two goild medals at this edition.
Medal Athlete Sport Event
  Gold Federico Morlacchi Swimming 200 m medley SM9
  Gold Francesco Bocciardo Swimming 400 m freestyle S6
  Gold Alex Zanardi Cycling Time Trial H5
  Gold Vittorio Podestà Cycling Time Trial H3
  Gold Luca Mazzone Cycling Time Trial H2
  Gold Assunta Legnante Athletics Shot Put women F11-12
  Gold Beatrice Vio Fencing Individual Foil CB
  Gold Paolo Cecchetto Cycling Road Race H3
  Gold Luca Mazzone
Vittorio Podestà
Alex Zanardi
Cycling Relay Time Trial
  Gold Martina Caironi Athletics 100 m women T42
  Silver Francesco Bettella Swimming 100 m backstroke men S1
  Silver Federico Morlacchi Swimming 400 m freestyle men S9
  Silver Michele Ferrarin Paratriathlon Men race PT2
  Silver Martina Caironi Athletics Long jump women T42
  Silver Cecilia Camellini Swimming 400 m freestyle women S11
  Silver Giulia Ghiretti Swimming 100 m breaststroke women SB4
  Silver Oney Tapia Athletics Discus throw men F11
  Silver Federico Morlacchi Swimming 100 m breaststroke men SB8
  Silver Alberto Simonelli Archery Men's individual compound open
  Silver Luca Mazzone Cycling Road race men H2
  Silver Alex Zanardi Cycling Road race men H5
  Silver Federico Morlacchi Swimming 100 m butterfly men S9
  Silver Francesco Bettella Swimming 50 m backstroke men S1
  Silver Arjola Trimi Swimming 50 m freestyle women S4
  Bronze Giovanni Achenza Paratriathlon Men's race PT1
  Bronze Giulia Ghiretti Swimming 50 m butterfly women S5
  Bronze Vincenzo Boni Swimming 50 m backstroke men S3
  Bronze Roberto Airoldi
Elisabetta Mijno
Archery Team
  Bronze Giada Rossi Table tennis Women's single classes 1-2
  Bronze Amine Kalem Table tennis Men's single class 9
  Bronze Giancarlo Masini Cycling Men's time trial C1
  Bronze Francesca Porcellato Cycling Women's time trial H1-2-3
  Bronze Efrem Morelli Swimming 50 m breaststroke men SB3
  Bronze Francesca Porcellato Cycling Women's road race H1-2-3-4
  Bronze Fabio Anobile Cycling Men's road race C1-2-3
  Bronze Andreea Mogos
Loredana Trigilia
Beatrice Vio
Fencing Women's team foil
  Bronze Alvise De Vidi Athletics 400 m men T51
  Bronze Andrea Tarlao Cycling Men's road race C4-5
  Bronze Monica Contrafatto Athletics 100 m women T42

ArcheryEdit

Italy qualified seven archers for the Rio Games following their performance at the 2015 World Archery Para Championships. This included four spots in the compound open, 3 for men and 1 for a woman, 2 spots in the recurve open with 1 for a man and 1 for a woman, and 1 spot for a man in the W1 event.[2]

CyclingEdit

With one pathway for qualification being one highest ranked NPCs on the UCI Para-Cycling male and female Nations Ranking Lists on 31 December 2014, Italy qualified for the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio, assuming they continued to meet all other eligibility requirements.[3][4]

EquestrianEdit

The country qualified to participate in the team event at the Rio Games.[5]

ParacanoeingEdit

Italy earned a qualifying spot at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in this sport following their performance at the 2015 ICF Canoe Sprint & Paracanoe World Championships in Milan, Italy where the top six finishers in each Paralympic event earned a qualifying spot for their nation. Salvatore Ravalli earned the spot for Italy after finishing sixth in the men's KL1 event. Federico Mancarella earned another spot for Italy after finishing fourth in the men's KL2 event. Veronica Yoko Plebani earned a third spot for Italy after finishing fifthin the women's KL3 event.[6][7]

RowingEdit

One pathway for qualifying for Rio involved having a boat have top eight finish at the 2015 FISA World Rowing Championships in a medal event. Italy qualified for the 2016 Games under this criterion in the AS Men's Single Sculls event with an eighth-place finish in a time of 04:58.860. Italy qualified a second boat in the AS Women's Single Sculls event with a sixth-place finish in a time of 05:50.920.[8][9] Italy qualified a third boat with a fourth-place finish in the LTA Mixed Coxed Four event in a time of 03:30.980, eleven seconds behind first-place finisher, Great Britain, who had a time of 03:19.560.[10]

SailingEdit

Italy qualified a boat for one of the three sailing classes at the Games through their results at the 2014 Disabled Sailing World Championships held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. A crew qualified for the two-person SKUD-18 class.[11]

An alternative pathway for qualifying for Rio involved having a boat have top seven finish at the 2015 Combined World Championships in a medal event where the country had nor already qualified through via the 2014 IFDS Sailing World Championships. Italy qualified for the 2016 Games under this criterion in the Sonar event with a fourteenth-place finish overall and the sixth country who had not qualified via the 2014 Championships.[11][12][13] Italy qualified a second under this criterion in the 2.4m event with a tenth-place finish overall and the second country who had not qualified via the 2014 Championships. The boat was crewed by Antonio Squizzato.[11][12][14]

ShootingEdit

The country sent shooters to 2015 IPC IPC Shooting World Cup in Osijek, Croatia, where Rio direct qualification was available. They earned a qualifying spot at this event based on the performance of Nadia Fario in the P4 – 50m Pistol Mixed SH1 event.[15][16]

The third opportunity for direct qualification for shooters to the Rio Paralympics took place at the 2015 IPC IPC Shooting World Cup in Sydney, Australia. At this competition, Massimo Croci earned a qualifying spot for their country in the R3 - Mixed 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 event.[15][17]

The last direct qualifying event for Rio in shooting took place at the 2015 IPC Shooting World Cup in Fort Benning in November. Pamela Novaglio earned a qualifying spot for their country at this competition in the R5 Mixed 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 event.[15][18]

SwimmingEdit

The top two finishers in each Rio medal event at the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships earned a qualifying spot for their country for Rio. Francesco Bocciardo earned Italy a spot after winning gold in the Men's 400m Freestyle S6.[19][20]

Wheelchair fencingEdit

Italy will send eight wheelchair fencers to the Rio Paralympics:[21]

  • Matteo Betti - men's individual épée A, men's individual foil A, men's team épée and men's team foil;
  • Emanuele Lambertini - men's individual foil A, men's team foil and men's team épée;
  • Marco Cima - men's individual foil B, men's team foil and men's team épée;
  • Alberto Pellegrini - men's individual sabre A;
  • Alessio Sarri- men's individual sabre B and men's individual foil B;
  • Loredana Trigilia - women's individual foil A and women's team foil;
  • Andrea Mogos - women's individual foil A and women's team foil;
  • Beatrice Vio - women's individual foil B and women's team foil.

Wheelchair tennisEdit

Italy qualified one competitors in the men's single event, Fabian Mazzei. Italy qualified one player in the women's singles event, Marianna Lauro. The country also qualified one player in the quad singles event, Alberto Corradi.[22]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Martina Caironi announced as Italy's flagbearer for Rio 2016". paralympic.org. International Paralympic Committee. 25 April 2016. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  2. ^ "DONAUESCHINGEN AWARDS 82 RIO 2016 PARALYMPIC QUOTA PLACES". World Archery Federation. 26 August 2015. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  3. ^ "CYCLING QUALIFICATION" (PDF). International Paralympic Committee. 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 December 2015. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Ranking — PARA — Cycling 2014". UCI. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  5. ^ "EQUESTRIAN" (PDF). FEI. International Paralympic Committee. August 24, 2016. Retrieved August 24, 2016.
  6. ^ "CANOE Qualification" (PDF). International Paralympic Committee. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 December 2015. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  7. ^ "2015 ICF Canoe Sprint & Paracanoe World Championships - Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Qualifier" (PDF). International Canoe Federation. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 December 2015. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  8. ^ "Rowing Qualification" (PDF). International Paralympic Committee. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 December 2015. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  9. ^ "(ASM1x) AS Men's Single Sculls - Final". World Rowing. 2015. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  10. ^ "(LTAMix4+) LTA Mixed Coxed Four - Final". World Rowing. 2015. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  11. ^ a b c "Ten countries guarantee their place in the Rio 2016 Paralympic sailing competition". Rio 2016 Official Website. 26 August 2014. Archived from the original on 29 August 2014. Retrieved 27 August 2014.
  12. ^ a b "Sailing Qualification" (PDF). International Paralympic Committee. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 December 2015. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  13. ^ "Sonar". Royal Yacht Club Victoria. 2015. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  14. ^ "2.4m". Royal Yacht Club Victoria. 2015. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  15. ^ a b c "Shooting Qualification" (PDF). International Paralympic Committee. 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 December 2015. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
  16. ^ "2015 IPC IPC Shooting World Cup in Osijek, Croatia Official Results Book" (PDF). International Paralympic Committee. 15 July 2015. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  17. ^ "2015 IPC IPC Shooting World Cup in Sydney, Australia Official Results Book" (PDF). International Paralympic Committee. 20 September 2015. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  18. ^ "2015 IPC IPC Shooting World Cup in Fort Benning, United States Official Results Book" (PDF). International Paralympic Committee. 8 November 2015. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  19. ^ "Swimming QUALIFICATION" (PDF). International Paralympic Committee. 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 December 2015. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  20. ^ "Daily Medallists". International Paralympic Committee. July 2015. Archived from the original on 25 July 2015. Retrieved 26 December 2015.
  21. ^ "Giochi paralimpici Rio 2016 - Delegazione azzurra in Brasile. Domani la cerimonia d'inaugurazione della XV edizione delle Paralimpiadi" (in Italian). Italian Fencing Federation. 6 September 2016.
  22. ^ "ITF announces singles entries for Rio 2016 Paralympics". ITF Tennis. ITF Tennis. June 24, 2016. Retrieved August 24, 2016.