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MASIELLO Enzo
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Italy   
GenderMen
Age49
Place of BirthMatera, ITA
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW11
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Common Law / De Facto
Family
Partner Anna
Residence
Novate Milanese, ITA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Italian, English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing in para-athletics in 1990. After competing in three Paralympic Games in the sport, he switched to para-Nordic skiing in 2004.
Why this sport?
After achieving success in para-athletics, he wanted to take on a new challenge.
Club / Team
GS Fiamme Oro: Rome, ITA
Name of coach
Alessandro Gamper [national], ITA
Senior International Debut
Year
2005
Competing for
Italy
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Germany
General Interest
Hobbies
Computers, listening to music. (comitatoparalimpico.it, 2014)
Awards and honours
He was the Italian flag bearer at the closing ceremony of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (enzomasiello.eu, 22 Mar 2011)

He was named an Official of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic in 2010. (enzomasiello.eu, 22 Mar 2011)
Other sports
He competed in para-athletics at three Paralympic Games, winning a bronze medal in the 5000m in Barcelona in 1992. (enzomasiello.eu, 22 Mar 2011)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of a road traffic accident. (Vancouver, 12 Feb 2010)
Other information
HISTORY MAKER
He became the first Italian male athlete to win a medal at the summer and winter editions of the Paralympic Games when he claimed a silver and bronze medal at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (enzomasiello.eu, 22 Mar 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
22 2010 2.4km Pursuit - Sitting  
14 2014 12.5km Middle - Sitting 43:02.4
20 2014 15km Individual - Sitting 50:39.4
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
16 2006 5km - Sitting 18:12.8
6 2006 10km - Sitting 29:23.4
4 2006 15km - Sitting 45:52.4
8 2006 1 x 3.75 + 2 x 5km Relay Open 42:35.9
3 2010 15km - Sitting 44:35.4
2 2010 10km - Sitting 30:09.7
20 2010 1km Sprint - Sitting  
7 2014 15km - Sitting 46:48.0 
6 2014 10km - Sitting 34:25.7
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
11 2008/2009 12.5km Individual - Sitting 54:10.8
13 2010/2011 2.4km Pursuit - Sitting 12:21.1
10 2010/2011 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 23:39.8
9 2010/2011 12.5km Individual - Sitting 38:37.5
7 2012/2013 7.5km Sprint - Sitting 24:35.5
10 2012/2013 12.5km Middle - Sitting 40:59.2
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
10 2004/2005 10km - Sitting 34:53.0
9 2004/2005 5km - Sitting 16:11.2
8 2004/2005 15km - Sitting 50:19.8
8 2004/2005 1 x 3.75 + 2 x 5km Relay Open 43:52.6
14 2008/2009 15km - Sitting LW10-12 53:15.5
8 2008/2009 10km - Sitting LW10-12 35:37.7
19 2008/2009 1km Sprint - LW10-12  
2 2010/2011 10km - Sitting 24:42.9
3 2010/2011 15km - Sitting 36:15.7
2 2012/2013 15km - Sitting 41:50.2
7 2012/2013 10km - Sitting 26:15.3