Name: Gianfranco Iannotta
Sport: Track and Field
Discipline(s): Track and Field
Event(s): 100m, 400m
Classification: T52
Height: 4-11
Weight: 92
DOB: 1/24/1994
Birthplace: Passaic, N.J.
Hometown: Garfield, N.J.
High School: Garfield High School (Garfield, N.J.) '12
Team/Club: New Jersey Navigators
Coach(es): Jimmy Cuevas
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2016); Two-time medalist (1 gold, 1 bronze)
  • Paralympic Games Rio 2016, gold (100m), bronze (400m)
World Championship Experience
  • Most Recent: 2017 – bronze (100m), 5th (400m)
  • Years of Participation: 2013, 2015, 2017
  • Medals: 3 (1 silver, 2 bronze)
  • Silver – 2013 (200m)
  • Bronze – 2017 (100m); 2013 (100m)
Personal: Son of Franco and Luz Iannotta…Has a brother, Christian, and a sister, Jessica…Born with spina bifida…Began Paralympic track and field when he was eight years old and made his international debut at the 2011 Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico…Competes with the New Jersey Navigators…Played wheelchair basketball, table tennis, archery and swimming…Prides himself as a history buff...Speaks Spanish…Hobbies include watching television, movies, listening to music and reading books.