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PRIOLO Paolo
Sport Para snowboard
NPC Italy   
GenderMen
Age34
Place of BirthAsti, ITA
Height1.92 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SB-UL
Further Personal Information
Residence
Asti, ITA
Occupation
Business Owner, Designer, Technician
Languages
English, French, Italian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2013 in Cuneo, Italy.
Why this sport?
"It's the most beautiful thing that I've ever done in my life."
Club / Team
DiscesaLiberi: Italy
Name of coach
Igor Confortin [national], ITA
Senior International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
Italy
General Interest
Nicknames
Paul (Facebook profile, 18 Dec 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (1000-miglia.eu, 14 Apr 2018)
Most influential person in career
Italian snowboarder Omar Visintin. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Italian snowboarder Omar Visintin. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Do what you want, how you want it, with whom you want and whenever you want. And if someone tries to stop you, take a breath and still go for it. They will never stop you!" (Facebook profile, 18 Dec 2018)
Awards and honours
He received an acknowledgement from the Piedmont region in Italy, in 2018, for his performance at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (sportfair.it, 11 May 2018)
Ambitions
To finish in the top eight at the 2019 World Championships in Pyha, Finland. (1000-miglia.eu, 14 Apr 2018)
Impairment
His right arm was amputated below the elbow following a motorcycle accident. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
8 2014/2015 Snowboard Cross - Upper Limb Impaired  
7 2014/2015 Banked Slalom - Upper Limb Impaired 1:40.22
10 2016/2017 Snowboard Cross - Upper Limb Impaired  
10 2016/2017 Banked Slalom - Upper Limb Impaired 1:17.98
8 2018/2019 Banked Slalom - Upper Limb Impaired 55.24
6 2018/2019 Snowboard Cross - Upper Limb Impaired  
9 2018/2019 Snowboard Cross Team Event  
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
8 2018 Snowboard Cross - Upper Limb Impaired  
World Cup Finals
Rank Year Event Result
9 2015/2016 Snowboard Cross - Upper Limb Impaired  
10 2015/2016 Snowboard Cross - Upper Limb Impaired  
10 2015/2016 Banked Slalom - Upper Limb Impaired 1:09.93
11 2017/2018 Snowboard Cross - Upper Limb Impaired 1:12.63
10 2017/2018 Banked Slalom - Upper Limb Impaired 1:22.25