Roberto La Barbera

BORN IN ALESSANDRIA ON 25 FEBRUARY 1967, LIVES IN MANDROGNE (AL)

AGE: 52 YEARS
SPORT / SPECIALTY: PARALYMPIC ATHLETICS / LONG-SPEED JUMPING
FEDERATION / CLUB: FISPES / GSH PEGASO ASTI
DISABILITY CATEGORY: T64 – MONOLATERAL AMPUTATION UNDER THE KNEE

RESULTS
PARALYMPICS – ATHENS 2004
LONG JUMP T64 – SILVER
WORLD CUP- 1999, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2009, 2019
LONG JUMP T64 – 3 SILVER, 2 BRONZE
PENTATHLON – 3 BRONZE

EUROPEAN – 2000, 2003, 2005, 2010, 2016
LONG JUMP T64 – 1 GOLD, 2 SILVER
PENTATHLON – 1 GOLD, 1 SILVER
200M T64 – 1 GOLD, 1 BRONZE
400M T64 – 1 GOLD, 1 SILVER
4X100M – 1 BRONZE

WORLD MASTERS M50 – MALAGA 2018
LONG JUMP (STANDARD) – GOLD

PERSONAL FIRST
ITALIAN RECORD IN THE LONG JUMP T64 (6.91M, 2019), IN THE 800M T64 (2000) AND IN PENTATHLON (1992)

HOBBIES: DANCE, MUSICAL, CINEMA, FISHING IN APNEA

At the age of 18, he suffered a leg amputation due to a motorcycle accident that occurred in 1985. Before the accident, he was a professional dancer of Latin American dances paired with his sister.

The baptism of his long Paralympic sports career dates back to 1999 with the two bronzes won at the World Championships in Barcelona in long jump and pentathlon.

He has worn the “maglia azzurra” 19 times at the World, European and Paralympic Games since 1999.

Multi-decorated tricolor champion, he was national recordman in various Paralympic Athletics specialties: 100, 200, 400, discus throw, shot put. Today he is still a long-time, 800 and pentathlon Italian record holder.

Nobody better than him among the over 50 able-bodied. In 2018 he graduated as world champion master M50.

At the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, at 52, he achieves a seventh prominent place in one of the most competitive athletic specialties

Rolando Repossi told himself in a biography: «Roberto La Barbera. Story of a smart boy “, Edizioni dell’Orso, 2015

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