Name: Gianfranco Iannotta
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): 100-meter, 400-meter
Classification: T52
Height: 4-11
DOB: 1/24/1994
Birthplace: Passaic, N.J.
Hometown: Garfield, N.J.
High School: Garfield High School (Garfield, N.J.) '12
College: Bergen Community College, History
Team/Club: New Jersey Navigators
Paralympic Experience
  • Two-time Paralympian (2016, 2020); Two-time Paralympic medalist (1 gold, 1 bronze)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, 4th (400-meter); 6th (100-meter)
  • Paralympic Games Rio 2016, gold (100-meter), bronze (400-meter)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – silver (100-meter), heats (400-meter)
  • Years of participation: 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019
  • Medals: 4 (2 silvers, 2 bronzes)
  • Silver – 2019 (100-meter); 2013 (200-meter)
  • Bronze – 2017 (100-meter); 2013 (100-meter)
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.