was a sportsman…
...that in 1981 decided to play American Football as a Linebacker
That played an Italian Superbowl
That won the American Football European Championships in 1987 with the Italian National team
There was a kid that had everything, but decided to give it all to charity in a humanitarian expedition to Africa in 1992
There was a kid that during this expedition fell victim of a disastrous car accident that left him in a coma for 2 months and paralyzed from the waist down
Since that fatal day, there is a kid that tries to give another meaning to life, that continue to play sports and started to challenge himself with an handbike
You can find him in the street while is training and you can say hello while you pedal with your legs and he pedals with his hands and a smile on the face
In 2009, this kid, travelled the historic Route 66 in USA, with his arms and determination and willingness to achieve his goal in handbike
This kid, has become the Bench Press Italian Champion for disabled and after 25 years, is back to wearing the National Italian shirt in another sport
This kid, in 2013, will go back to Africa , in the Masai land and will travel the places of his dismay in handbike to promote and raise awarness about disabled people. In the African mentality, a disable is a burden for the family and simply a mouth to feed...a curse!
Origin and meaning of my name:
It comes from
German Nordobert, made up of northa (“strength”),
or maybe north, and berta (distinguished, famous): therefore it
means “distinguished for his strength” or “famous in the North”. Norberto
is serious, strict and rather unsociable; he likes a quiet., secluded
existence; not greatly passionate and quite reserved.
He has a gift for maths and science.