Orazio Fagone

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Orazio Fagone
Medal record
Men's Short Track Speed Skating
Competitor for  Italy
Olympic Games
Gold 1994 Lillehammer 5000 m relay
World Championships
Bronze 1996 Den Haag Overall
Gold 1994 Guildford 3000 m
Gold 1996 Den Haag 500 m
Silver 1987 Montreal 1000 m
Silver 1997 Nagano 1500 m
Gold 1988 St. Louis 5000 m relay
Gold 1996 Den Haag 5000 m relay
Silver 1993 Beijing 5000 m relay
Silver 1995 Gjøvik 5000 m relay
World Team Championships
Gold 1993 Budapest Team
Silver 1992 Minamimaki Team
Bronze 1994 Cambridge Team
Bronze 1996 Lake Placid Team
Bronze 1997 Seoul Team

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.

Short track career[edit]

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,[1] 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.


In 1997 Fagone's right leg was amputated after a motorcycle accident,[2] ending his hopes for a return to the 1998 Winter Olympics.[3] 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.[4] This made Fagone the third Winter Olympian to also compete in the Paralympics, and the first disabled one (the other two were sighted guides).[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "1988 Winter Olympics Roundup: Thursday's Results", Aiken Standard, 1988-02-26: 8 
  2. ^ Wallechinsky, David; Jaime Loucky (2005). The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics, Toronto: Sport Classic Books. ISBN 1-894963-45-8
  3. ^ "Athletes involved in motorcycle accidents". The Associated Press. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  4. ^ Maki, Allan (2010-01-23). "McKeever to compete in both the Olympics and Paralympics". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  5. ^ "Orazio Fagone: Biography". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 

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