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NESPECA Francesco
Sport Shooting Para sport
NPC Italy   
GenderMen
Age31
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
SG-U
Further Personal Information
Residence
Monteprandone, ITA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Italian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up shooting Para sport in 2016 after discovering it on the internet.
Why this sport?
"I have a big passion for guns and shooting."
Club / Team
Carabinieri: Italy
Name of coach
Benedetto Barberini [national]
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2018 World Championships in Lonato, Italy. (paralympic.org, 08 Oct 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Those who renounce their dreams are destined to die." (Facebook profile, 06 Nov 2018)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the Paralympic Games. (Fabbrica d'Armi Pietro Beretta YouTube channel, 19 Jan 2018)
Impairment
He was born without his right hand. (picenotime.it, 06 Oct 2018; gazzetta.it, 02 Apr 2018)
Other information
WORLD FIRST
In October 2018 he became the first shooter to win gold in the PT 3 - trap SG-U mixed event at the world shooting Para sport trap championships. The tournament was held for the first time in 2018 in Lonato, Italy. "I am so happy. I still cannot believe that I won on home soil." (paralympic.org, 08 Oct 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2018 PT3 - Trap SG-U 37
1 2019 PT3 - Trap SG-U 39
World Cup (Lonato)
Rank Year Event Result
2 2017 PT3 - Trap SG-U 35
1 2018 PT3 - Trap SG-U 37
5 2019 PT3 - Trap SG-U 18