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Date of birth: 16/02/1995

Place of Birth: San Cataldo

m. 1,66

kg. 56

Speciality 56 kg


He played football up to the age of 14, but following two selection tests with Avellino and Roma that were not successful, he decided to follow on his father Giovanni’s footsteps, immediately revealing his talent. So, at 21, he is about to experience his second Olympic adventure. Compared to London – where at the age of 17, he was the youngest of the Italian participants - in Rio he is no amateur either: the Sicilian weightlifter comes to Brazil as the current continental champion (with a silver and a bronze), protagonist of a historic feat in Italian weightlifting. His father competed in three editions of the Games, he aims to do more. Coming back with a medal around his neck is certainly no weight.

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Records and medals in international, national and youth competitions

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Go to the Qualified Athletes List Status: Individual spots 30/11/-0001
First Club: Nucleo della Gioventù CL
Club: Fiamme Oro
First Coach: Giovanni Scarantino
Coach: Eduards Andruškevičs
Other sports: Football, rugby
Hobby: Motorcycle racing
Relationship Status: Single


Olympic Games

14° Londra 2012

World Championship

7° Varsavia 2013 Varsavia

FG /OC Almaty 2014

13° Houston 2015

European Championship

9° Antalya 2012
5° Tirana 2013
2° Tel Aviv 2014
3° Tbilisi 2015
1° Forde 2016

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