Italy at the 2018 Winter Paralympics

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Italy sent people to compete at the 2018 Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. They are competing in para-alpine skiing, para-Nordic skiing, para-snowboarding and sledge hockey. Italy finished in the first four at the 2017 Sledge Hockey World Championships.  This was why they could compete in sledge hockey at the 2018 Winter Paralympics

Team[change | change source]

The table below contains the list of members of people (called "Team Italy") that will be participating in the 2018 Games.

Team ITaly
Name Sport Gender Classification Events ref
Alessandro Andreoni sledge hockey male [1]
Eusebiu Antochi sledge hockey male [1]
Gabriele Araudo sledge hockey male [1]
Bruno Balossetti sledge hockey male [1]
Davide Bendotti para-alpine skiing male [1]
Giacomo Bertagnolli para-alpine skiing male [1][2]
Fabrizio Casal para-alpine skiing male [1]
Gianluca Cavaliere sledge hockey male [1]
Roberto Cavicchi para-snowboarding male [1]
Valerio Corvino sledge hockey male [1]
Renè De Silvestro para-alpine skiing male [1]
Cristoph Depaoli sledge hockey male [1]
Stephan Kafmann sledge hockey male [1]
Sandro Kalegaris sledge hockey male [1]
Nils Larch sledge hockey male [1]
Gregory Leperdi sledge hockey male [1]
Jacopo Luchini para-snowboarding male [1]
Andrea Macrì sledge hockey male [1]
Florian Planker sledge hockey male [1]
Manuel Pozzerle para-snowboarding male [1]
Paolo Priolo para-snowboarding male [1]
Roberto Radice sledge hockey male [1]
Gigi Rosa sledge hockey male [1]
Santino Stillitano sledge hockey male [1]
Cristian Toninelli para-Nordic skiing male [1]
Werner Winkler sledge hockey male [1]

Para-alpine skiing[change | change source]

Skiers[change | change source]

Giacomo Bertagnolli is blind.[2]

Before the Games[change | change source]

17-year-old Giacomo Bertagnolli went to Slovenia in January 2018. She competed in the World Cup in Kranjska Gora.[2] Giacomo won the 2017 Para Alpine World Championships in the super combined race.[2]

Schedule and training[change | change source]

Skiers had training runs for the downhill race on 7 March.[3] Their practice runs in the downhill on 8 and 9 March were cancelled.[4][5]

The first event on the para-alpine program was the downhill. It started on 10 March, running from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM. The second event on the program was Super-G. All skiers raced between 9:30 AM and 1:00 PM on 11 March. The super combined takes place on 13 March. The Super-G part of the event is in the morning. The slalom part is in the afternoon. The slalom event gets underway on 14 March and conclude on 15 March. Women and men both race during the same sessions in the morning. The afternoon sessions start with the women doing their second run. Then the men go.The last para-alpine skiing race of the 2018 Games is the giant slalom. It takes place on 17 - 18 March.  Men and women both race at the same time in the morning sessions.  Women race first in the afternoon sessions, with the men racing a half hour after they end.[6]

Results[change | change source]

Mac Marcoux won gold in the men's visually impaired downhill race.  Jakub Krako of Slovakia won silver.  Giacomo Bertagnolli of Italy won bronze.[7] In the men's Super-G visually impaired race, Jakub Krako of Slovakia won gold, Giacomo Bertagnolli of Italy won silver, and Miroslav Haraus of Slovakia won bronze.[8]

Sledge hockey[change | change source]

Going to the Games[change | change source]

Italy finished in the first four at the 2017 Sledge Hockey World Championships.  This was why they could compete at the 2018 Winter Paralympics.[9][10] Italy played in the 2017 World Sledge Hockey Challenge in December in Charlottetown, Canada.[9] Norway lost to Italy 4 - 3 in overtime at a tournament in Turin in January 2018.[11]

Schedule and results[change | change source]

Canada, Norway, Italy and Sweden were in Group A for the sledge hockey competition.[12] They play against Norway on 10 March.[13] They play against Canada on 11 March.[13]

Preliminary round
Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
Canada Canada
Italy Italy
Norway Norway
Sweden Sweden
March 10, 2018
12:00 KST
Norway Norway 12:00 KST Italy Italy Gangneung Hockey Centre
March 11, 2018
19:00 KST
Canada Canada 19:00 KST Italy Italy Gangneung Hockey Centre
March 12, 2018
19:00 MSK
Italy Italy 19:00 MSK Sweden Sweden Gangneung Hockey Centre

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 "Comitato Italiano Paralimpico - Pyeongchang 2018". Comitato Italiano Paralimpico. Archived from the original on 20 February 2018. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "V ŽIVO: Ob 9.30 začetek tekme svetovnega pokala v Kranjski Gori". Zveza za šport invalidov Slovenije - Paraolimpijski komite (in Slovenian). 11 January 2018. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  3. "Alpine Skiing". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  4. "Alpine Skiing: 8 March". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  5. "Alpine Skiing: 9 March". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  6. "Programm". Austrian Paralympic Committee (in German). 12 February 2018. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  7. "Daily Schedule - Sat, 10 Mar". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  8. "Alpine Skiing Live Results: 11 March". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "PyeongChang 2018: 10 things to know". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  10. "PyeongChang 2018: Para ice hockey seedings and groups revealed". International Paralympic Committee.
  11. "PyeongChang 2018 Sport Week: 5 Para ice hockey storylines". International Paralympic Committee. 2 February 2018.
  12. "PyeongChang 2018: Para ice hockey seedings and groups revealed". International Paralympic Committee.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Så sänder SVT Paralympics 2018 - Sport | SVT.se". SVT Sport (in Swedish). Retrieved 2018-02-16.