Montebello Vicentino (Vi)
Simone Carraro, born in 1998, is a paracyclist from Montebello Vicentino. The son of an athletic couple, by his own admission he learnt to skate before he learnt to run. At two he was already running around on rollerskates, and shortly afterwards he fell in love with the sport that would define his life: rink hockey. Simone excelled, to the point of making his debut in the A1 Series, in Bassano, when he was just a teenager. At the same time, he continued his studies, graduating as a mechatronics technician, with a research project in which he delved into the subject of the Paralympics and the prostheses needed by people with disabilities to play sport.
That same summer, Simone (Bobbe to his friends) had an accident in the swimming pool during a splash volleyball tournament. The diagnosis was tetraplegia, the hospitalisation was very long and did not end until the following May. He was 19 years old and had to completely rebuild his life. And so he did, starting from his huge passion for sport. Simone stayed in the hockey world, handling communications for Montebello, an A1 Series club, thanks also to his hobby for graphics. From a personal point of view, he changed disciplines, started handcycling, and met Pierino Dainese. The Obiettivo3 team manager invited him to the Padua leg of the Obiettivo Tricolore 2021, got him a custom-made bike, and from that day on, his paracycling career began, which in 2022 saw him become regional champion in the H1 category.