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LEPERDI Gregory
Sport Para ice hockey, Para snowboard
NPC Italy   
GenderMen
Age45
Place of BirthRosny-sous-Bois, FRA
Height1.80 m
Weight 80 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Laura, daughter Daisy
Residence
Turin, ITA
Occupation
Researcher
Languages
Dutch, English, French, Italian
Higher education
Pharmacy - University of Turin: Italy
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2004 in Turin, Italy.
Why this sport?
He wanted to compete at the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Turin.
Club / Team
Tori Seduti Torino: Italy
Name of coach
Mirko Bianchi [club], ITA; Massimo Da Rin [national], ITA
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward
Senior International Debut
Year
2005
Competing for
Italy
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Zlín, CZE
General Interest
Nicknames
Greg (superabile.it, 26 Mar 2010)
Hobbies
Snowboarding, mountain biking, swimming, athletics. (paralympic.org, 15 Jan 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement
Claiming gold at the 2011 European Championships in Solleftea, Sweden, and winning silver at the 2016 European Championships in Ostersund, Sweden. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Italian Para ice hockey player Andrea Chiarotti. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
French footballer Michel Platini, US basketball player Michael Jordan. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Perfection is unattainable, but in trying to achieve it we can reach excellence, or at least we know we have given our best." (paralympic.org, 06 Feb 2013)
Other sports
He has represented Italy in Para snowboard. He finished 19th in snowboard cross standing at the 2012 World Championships in Orcieres, France. (SportsDeskOnline, 01 Dec 2015; paralympic.org, 06 Feb 2013)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (torinoclick.it, 18 Jan 2018)
Impairment
His left leg was amputated above the knee after he was involved in a car accident in November 1998. (Athlete, 08 Mar 2014)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works as a pharmaceutical researcher. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as athlete liaison on the International Paralympic Committee [IPC] sport technical committee for Para ice hockey, athlete representative for the Italian Paralympic Committee [CIP] and head of competition [Europe] of the Para snowboard sport technical committee of the World Snowboard Federation. (LinkedIn profile, Nov 2017; paralympic.org, 05 Oct 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para ice hockey
Rank Year Event Result
8 2006 Team  
7 2010 Team  
6 2014 Team  
4 2018 Team  
World Championship - Para ice hockey
Rank Year Event Result
6 2008 Team  
7 2009 Team  
6 2012 Team  
6 2013 Team  
5 2015 Team  
5 2017 Team  
European Championships - Para ice hockey
Rank Year Event Result
1 2011 Team  
2 2016 Team  
World Championships - Para snowboard
Rank Year Event Result
19 2011/2012 Snowboardcross - Standing