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ZORZI Axel
Sport Para athletics
NPC France   
GenderMen
Age23
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T13, F13
Further Personal Information
Residence
Beynost, FRA
Occupation
Actor, Athlete
Languages
French
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics at the Handisport Lyonnais club in Lyon, France. Before that, he had tried judo, karate, archery and football.
Why this sport?
"At first I was just looking for a sport that would suit me. I tried team sports like handball and football, but there were difficulties given my eyesight problems." He and his mother then looked into individual sports and discovered athletics. He joined the Handisport Lyonnais club and the coach soon asked him to go to a competition in Paris to test his abilities. He achieved good results and was encouraged to continue with the sport.
Club / Team
Lyon Athletisme: France
Name of coach
Jerome Simian [fitness]
General Interest
Impairment
He has retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative illness that affects the eye's retina. He cannot focus his vision on one object as his viewing range is mainly on the periphery. (handisport.org, 23 Dec 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
13 2017 100m T13 11.46
13 2017 200m T13 23.81
  2019 100m T13  DNS
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
10 2016 100m T13 11.91
8 2016 200m T13 24.10