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Orazio Fagone

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Name  Orazio Fagone

Role  Olympic athlete
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Olympic medals  Short track speed skating at the 1994 Winter Olympics – Men's 5000 metre relay
Similar People  Mirko Vuillermin, Hugo Herrnhof, Maurizio Carnino, Steven Bradbury, Eric Flaim

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Orazio Fagone (born November 13, 1968 in Catania) is an Italian sledge hockey player and former short track speed skater who competed in the 1988 Winter Olympics, 1992 Winter Olympics and 1994 Winter Olympics.

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Short track career

Fagone competed in the first short track speed skating events at the 1988 Winter Olympics when this sport was a demonstration sport. He finished third in the 1500 metres and as a member of the Italian relay team, he finished second in the 5000 metre relay.

At the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, Fagone finished eighth with the Italian team in the 5000 metre relay competition. In the 1000 metres, he finished 24th.

At the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Fagone was part of the Italian team which won the gold medal in the 5000 metre relay competition. In the 1000 metres, he finished 15th and in the 500 metres, he finished 31st.

Accident

In 1997, Fagone's right leg was amputated after a motorcycle accident, ending his hopes for a return to the 1998 Winter Olympics. After the accident, Fagone started to play sledge hockey and competed in the 2006 Winter Paralympics as a member of the Italian national sledge hockey team. This made Fagone the third Winter Olympian to also compete in the Paralympics and the first disabled one (the other two were sighted guides).

References

Orazio Fagone Wikipedia


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