Carlo Calcagni served as a helicopter pilot and paratrooper for the Italian Army and thoroughly enjoyed his job.
In 1996, Carlo participated in an international peacekeeping mission in the Balkans, breathing in heavy metal powders and, as a result, he became seriously ill and was diagnosed with a series of neurological problems.
As he now suffers from various neurological problems and MCS (multiple chemical sensitivity), Carlo has also developed multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease.
However, Carlo likes to focus on the positive and sport always played a large part in his life and it continues to do so as part of his recovery journey.
Carlo has competed at the Invictus Games twice and many local adaptive sports events in Italy and likes to focus on remembering and honouring his fallen comrades with his performance.