Marco Maria Dolfin


A brilliant career as an orthopaedic surgeon ahead of him, loads of future prospects, dreams to fulfil…and everything seems to vanish all of a sudden due to a bad motorbike accident, which resulted in paraplegia. He describes himself as “a stubborn person” and he cheered up, inspite of his serious condition…he was able to stand up again thanks to a custom wheelchair, which becomes an exoskeleton and allowed him to return to work in the operating theatre, to the service of his patients and all  those who really need him and his genius.

Sport, for him, was the “never-give-up” motivation. He approached the Paralympic world swimming the breaststroke in SB5 category. His stubbornness and persistence, as time passes by, give excellent results, so that he qualified for Rio 2016 Paralympics where he finished fourth.

Marco: the surgeon and the athlete who never gives up.


Gli sportivi di alto livello hanno una responsabilità che va ben oltre il fare onore alla maglia che indossano, al club o alla nazione che rappresentano.
Agli occhi dei giovani essi incarnano lo spirito, l’essenza stessa dello sport

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