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GNESINI Diego
Sport Shooting Para sport, Para swimming
NPC Italy   
GenderMen
Age40
Place of BirthBologna, ITA
Height1.73 m
Weight 67 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Classification
SH2, SH1
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Italian
Higher education
Industrial Technology - ITIS Odone Belluzzi: Bologna, ITA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in Bologna, Italy.
Why this sport?
He had always been interested in guns, and he enjoyed the fact that the sport required a lot of concentration.
Club / Team
Atletico H Bologna: Italy
Handedness
Left
Senior International Debut
Year
2009
Competing for
Italy
Tournament
World Cup
Location
France
General Interest
Most influential person in career
President of the ASD Atletico H club Roberto Cavedagna. (Athlete, 16 Oct 2013)
Hero / Idol
Italian actor and swimmer Bud Spencer. (Athlete, 16 Oct 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Participating is competing with yourself." (Athlete, 16 Oct 2013)
Awards and honours
In 2014 he received an award during the Sport Gala event organised by the Bologna section of the Italian Olympic Committee [CONI]. (emiliaromagna.coni.it, 28 Nov 2014; ilrestodelcarlino.it, 25 Nov 2014)

In 2009 he was presented with an award by the city council of Bologna in Italy. The honour was in recognition of his outstanding achievements in both swimming and shooting. (cittametropolitana.bo.it, 30 Nov 2009)
Other sports
He has competed internationally in Para swimming. (Athlete, 16 Oct 2013)
Impairment
He had a brain lesion, which led to an impairment to his right arm. (Athlete, 16 Oct 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships - Shooting Para sport
Rank Year Event Result
19 2010 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2  
43 2014 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 626.2
20 2019 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 632.2
11 2019 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2 609.7
World Cup (Osijek) - Shooting Para sport
Rank Year Event Result
49 2015 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 588.5
16 2015 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2 589.6
53 2015 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 617.9
European Championships - Shooting Para sport
Rank Year Event Result
38 2013 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 598.4
25 2013 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2 587.9
30 2013 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 626.1
International Shooting Competition of Hannover - Shooting Para sport
Rank Year Event Result
20 2017 R9 - 50m Rifle Prone SH2 601.4
34 2017 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 565.0
38 2017 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 621.5