Antonino Pizzolato

Further Personal Information
Residence
Rome, ITA
Occupation
Athlete, Police Officer
Languages
Italian, Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up weightlifting in Salaparuta, Italy.
Why this sport?
"I saw that some beautiful girls like [Italian weightlifter] Jennifer Lombardo were training, so I decided to join."
Club / Team
GS Fiamme Oro [ITA] / AC Mutterstadt [GER]:
Name of coach
Sebastiano Corbu [national]
General Interest
Nicknames
Nino (oasport.it, 01 Apr 2015)
Injuries
A knee injury meant he missed the 2017 European Championships in Split, Croatia. (oasport.it, 27 Mar 2017)
Awards and honours
He received an award from the municipal administration of Salaparuta, Italy, in recognition of his performance at the 2012 European Youth Championships in Bucharest, Romania. (partannalive.it, 11 Oct 2012)
Famous relatives
His younger brother Fabio competed in weightlifting at the 2017 World Youth Championships in Bangkok, Thailand. (SportsDeskOnline, 09 Apr 2017; seguonews.it, 30 Nov 2015)
Other information
SUSPENSION
In March 2018 he received a 10-month suspension from the Italian Weightlifting Federation [FIPE] after he admitted charges of bullying and acting in a threatening manner towards teammates. (oasport.it, 27 Mar 2018)

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