Orazio Fagone

Orazio Fagone (born November 13, 1968 in Catania) is an Italian sledge hockey player and former short track speed skater who competed in the 1988 Winter Olympics, 1992 Winter Olympics and 1994 Winter Olympics. After a motorcycle accident, he also competed as wheelchair curler.

Orazio Fagone
 
Born (1968-11-13) November 13, 1968 (age 53)
Career
Member Association Italy
World Wheelchair Championship
appearances
2 (2004, 2005)
Medal record
Men's short track speed skating
Representing  Italy
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1994 Lillehammer 5000 m relay
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Den Haag Overall
Gold medal – first place 1994 Guildford 3000 m
Gold medal – first place 1996 Den Haag 500 m
Silver medal – second place 1987 Montreal 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 1997 Nagano 1500 m
Gold medal – first place 1988 St. Louis 5000 m relay
Gold medal – first place 1996 Den Haag 5000 m relay
Silver medal – second place 1993 Beijing 5000 m relay
Silver medal – second place 1995 Gjøvik 5000 m relay
World Team Championships
Gold medal – first place 1993 Budapest Team
Silver medal – second place 1992 Minamimaki Team
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Cambridge Team
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Lake Placid Team
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Seoul Team

Short track careerEdit

Fagone competed in the first short track speed skating events at the 1988 Winter Olympics when this sport was a demonstration sport. He finished third in the 1500 metres[1] and as a member of the Italian relay team, he finished second in the 5000 metre relay.

At the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, Fagone finished eighth with the Italian team in the 5000 metre relay competition. In the 1000 metres, he finished 24th.

At the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Fagone was part of the Italian team which won the gold medal in the 5000 metre relay competition. In the 1000 metres, he finished 15th and in the 500 metres, he finished 31st.

AccidentEdit

In 1997, Fagone's right leg was amputated after a motorcycle accident,[2] ending his hopes for a return to the 1998 Winter Olympics.[3] After the accident, Fagone started to play sledge hockey and competed in the 2006 Winter Paralympics as a member of the Italian national sledge hockey team.[4] This made Fagone the third Winter Olympian to also compete in the Paralympics and the first disabled one (the other two were sighted guides).[5]

Wheelchair curling teams and eventsEdit

Season Skip Third Second Lead Alternate Coach Events
2003–04 Egidio Marchese Orazio Fagone Rita Dal Monte Fabio Tripodi Pierino Gaspard Mauro Maino WWhCC 2004 (6th)
2004–05 Egidio Marchese Orazio Fagone Lucrezia Celentano Danilo Destro Pierino Gaspard Mauro Maino WWhCC 2005 (9th)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1988 Winter Olympics Roundup: Thursday's Results", Aiken Standard, p. 8, 1988-02-26
  2. ^ Wallechinsky, David; Jaime Loucky (2005). The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics, Toronto: Sport Classic Books. ISBN 1-894963-45-8
  3. ^ "Athletes involved in motorcycle accidents". The Associated Press. Retrieved 2014-03-03.
  4. ^ Maki, Allan (2010-01-23). "McKeever to compete in both the Olympics and Paralympics". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2014-03-03.
  5. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Orazio Fagone". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18. Retrieved 2014-03-03.

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