Gold 2015 / Editorial / sports


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    Antonio Faccilongo

Ugo Sansonetti was born in Rome January 10, 1919, son of Admiral Louis Sansonetti. He currently lives in Rome, has ten children, 25 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren, a law degree and was a pioneer in Chile and a cavalry officer. Always been passionate about sports, since the nineties, professionally dedicated to athletics, winning over 92 medals, of which 60% of gold. He is the athlete who has won more Masters titles at the European Indoor Athletics, with 13 gold medals. Also in the month of March 2011 has also won the gold medal in springboard diving from the Italian league and is preparing for the World dives in August in Sacramento. In 2005 at the age of 86 years participated in the project Sansonetti "SpaceLand", a space mission. Took off from Bordeaux, was the first parabolic flight to accommodate ordinary citizens, and the first to bring on board an octogenarian.