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Anthony Lobello

Italy

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTITA11508198401
NOCItaly
Born15 Aug 1984 in Tallahassee, FL 
GenderMen
FamilyWife Arianna Fontana
ResidenceCourmayeur, ITA
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, Italian
Higher educationSports Marketing - Northern Michigan University: United States
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 42.024 19 Oct 2012 Calgary  
    1000m 1:27.055 31 Aug 2013 Courmayeur  
    1500m 2:19.946 17 Jan 2014 Dresden  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Championships
Event  
World Championships
    5000m Relay     3  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/anthonylobellojr  
twitter.com/AnthonyLobello  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportWhen he was younger he was a keen inline skater. Following a meeting with Olympic gold medallist Derek Parra, he made the transition from inline to ice so he could represent the US at the Olympic Winter Games.  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating in 2002 in Marquette, MI, United States.  
Name of coachKenan Gouadec [national], CAN  
General Interest
General Interest
Other informationFROM THE UNITED STATES TO ITALY
He began competing for Italy in 2012, having represented the United States up until that point. He has dual citizenship due to his grandfather, who came from Italy. "I never looked into engaging my birthright, but I knew it existed. I never took it on as something I really wanted to do. But I met a girl, saw a different course for my life and took a chance." (anthonylobello.com, 07 May 2012)

FIRST
He competed in short track for the United States at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin. Having been selected to represent Italy at the 2014 Games in Sochi, he became the first athlete to have competed at an Olympic Winter Games for the US, and then a different nation at a later Games. (nbcsports.com, 02 Feb 2014)
 
Famous relativesHis wife Arianna Fontana was part of the Italian short track team that claimed bronze in the 3000m relay at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (yourmag.it, 03 Feb 2015)  
Other sportsHe played soccer for the University of Northern Michigan in the United States. (anthonylobello.com, 07 May 2012)  
Memorable sporting achievementMaking his World Cup debut for Italy in 2012 in Calgary, AB, Canada. (Athlete, 10 Feb 2013)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Shut up and do it." (Athlete, 10 Feb 2013)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2010/2011 World Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2005/2006 World Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2006/2007 World Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2013/2014 European Championships 5000m Relay4  
    2013/2014 World Championships 5000m Relay8  
    2014 Olympic Games 5000m Relay8  
    2003/2004 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay8  
    2013/2014 European Championships Overall9  
    2005/2006 World Championships 500m12  
    2006/2007 World Championships 500m12  
    2005/2006 World Championships Overall14  
    2006/2007 World Championships Overall17  
    2005/2006 World Championships 1500m18  
    2006/2007 World Championships 1500m19  
    2005/2006 World Championships 1000m20  
    2006 Olympic Games 500m23  
    2014 Olympic Games 500m25  
    2006/2007 World Championships 1000m31  
    2003/2004 World Junior Championships Overall33  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2008/2009 Dresden 500m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Vancouver 5000m Relay1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Beijing 5000m Relay1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Vancouver 1000m2  
    2008/2009 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay2  
    2010/2011 World Cup Quebec, QC 5000m Relay2  
    2009/2010 World Cup Marquette, MI 5000m Relay2  
    2010/2011 World Cup Quebec, QC 1000m3  
    2010/2011 World Cup Montreal, QC 5000m Relay3  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1000m5  
    2008/2009 Dresden 5000m Relay5  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1000m6  
    2008/2009 World Cup 500m7  
    2010/2011 Dresden 5000m Relay10  
    2012/2013 Dresden 5000m Relay10  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1000m11  
    2010/2011 Dresden 1500m12  
    2008/2009 Dresden 500m17  
    2009/2010 World Cup 500m20  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m34  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1000m36  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m38  
    2012/2013 Dresden 500m42  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m47  
    2006/2007 World Cup 500m50  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m54  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m54  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m89