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Inspiring Legless Skater

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Italo Fernandes Romano lost his limbs when he was 13 years old in a train accident as a teenager. But the 23 year old, of Curitiba in Brazil, refused to let it get him down. Just a few years after he took up skateboarding, he is rated one of the best in the business. And he has performed his stunning tricks in tournaments across the world. Romano’s rise to fame has been documented by photographer Ricardo Porva. He said: “When I first saw Italo I was amazed and I noticed, despite his disability, he had a great style.”

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