Federico MANCARELLA (ITA)

ITItaly
Age:
29 years
Languages:
Italian
Federation:
FEDERAZIONE ITALIANA CANOA KAYAK FICK
federico_mancarella

Biography

Further Personal Information

NICKNAME
Fede, Manca from my name and surname
BIOGRAPHY
Classification
KL2

Origin of Impairment
Congenital (cipemiliaromagna.it, 20 Mar 2015)

Impairment Details
He was born with spina bifida. (cipemiliaromagna.it, 20 Mar 2015)

PLACE OF RESIDENCE
Casalecchio di reno
OCCUPATION
Athlete and office worker
HIGHER EDUCATION
Economics - University of Ferrara, Italy
WHEN/WHERE DID YOU START CANOEING/ KAYAKING?
I started canoeing at the age of seventeen at the Canoa Club Bologna, Italy. 
REASON FOR TAKING UP THE SPORT
I started canoeing in high school as a leisure activity. At the beginning I started with canoe slalom, then I joined the polo team and now I am in canoe sprint. I love this sport because it allows me to push the boundaries and always get better. 
HOBBIES
Sports, travel, cinema, video games, friends, fun
CLUB
Canoa Club Bologna
NAME OF COACH
Raffaele Scirpoli (Club), Stefano Porcu (National)
NATIONALITY OF YOUR COACH
Italian
SINCE WHEN HAVE YOU BEEN COACHED BY HIM/ HER?
3-4
TRAINING REGIME
During the winter, I focus on aerobic ability, improving my strength. As time goes by I try to enhance my technical skills. I usually train 2/3 times a day at the gym and in the water. 
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL DEBUT YEAR
2014
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL DEBUT COUNTRY
Germany
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL DEBUT COMPETITION
European Championships
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL DEBUT LOCATION
Brandenburg
MEMORABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT
The third place at Brandenburg European Championships and granting myself a place at the Paralympic Games in Rio, 2016. 
MEMORABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT
Winning the bronze medal at the 2014 European Championships in Brandenburg, Germany
MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN CAREER
Family
TRAINING PARTNER(S)
Coach and National Team
HERO/IDOL
Italian footballer Alessandro Del Piero
SUPERSTITIONS/ RITUALS/ BELIEFS
Drying my hands before the race starts. 
SPORTING PHILOSOPHY/ MOTTO
MancaNeverStops
FAVOURITE FOOD
Italian food: homemade pasta, pizza, baked potatoes
FAVOURITE MUSIC
Pop, dance
AMBITIONS
Winning the Paralympic Games, then finding a job that allows me to be happy and satisfied. 
AWARDS AND HONORS
In 2014, I was named "Atleta all Ribalta" among young sports talents by the Mayor of Bologna. 
OTHER INFORMATION
RankEventYearLocationResult
World Championships
4KL22015Milan, ITA45.972
5K1 200m TA2014Moscow, RUS44.571
6KL22016Duisburg, GER46.844
PREFERRED DISTANCE
200m
CLASSIFICATION
KL2
SPORTING RELATIVES
My mother represented Italy in softball. 
OTHER SPORTS
He played canoe polo at national level and won several Italian national championships in canoe slalom.