BALESTRA Luciano
Netherlands
NED
Title
Mr
Lastname
BALESTRA
Firstname
Luciano
Gender
male
Country
Netherlands
Place of birth
Amsterdam
Year of birth
1995 (24 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Parkour
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Occupation
Athlete, Business Owner, Stuntperson
Education
Psychology
Spoken languages
Dutch, English
Club
Back2Basics Parkour [Amsterdam, NED]
Start sporting career
He began freerunning in 2011 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (lucianobalestra.com, 18 Dec 2017)
Reason for taking up the sport
"From an early age I have always been moving. I tried to climb into everything and tried to balance on everything I saw. That's why I started capoeira at the age of six, I did this for six years. I thought capoeira was great and this gave me a very good basis from which to continue working." He began freerunning several years later. "I discovered freerunning when I came in contact with Planet Contra [Amsterdam, Netherlands]. They had rented a room every week where the freerunners from Amsterdam came together. I came here and I loved it. I had finally found what I had been looking for all my life." (back2basicspk.nl, 01 Jan 2018)
Philosophy / Motto
"Free your mind." (Facebook profile, 27 Jan 2019)
Additional information
General
BUSINESS OWNER
He owns Back2Basics Parkour in the Netherlands. "My goal is to be totally free by striving for financial, physical, and spiritual freedom which I am working toward by building a self-sustaining company to create possibilities for freerunners worldwide, working with a team of experts who help me in my development as an athlete, and through meditation, yoga, tai chi and yoga nidra." He is also the founder of the Freerun University in Houten, Netherlands. (Instagram profile, 10 Mar 2019; freerununiversity.com, 14 Jan 2019; muvmag.com, 01 Jan 2018)

FILM APPEARANCE
In 2019 he appeared as a freerunner in MoMo Productions 'Amsterdam Heroes' film. The film focuses on the lives of people living in the Dutch city. (ccamstel.nl, 19 Jan 2019)

Last update : 2019-04-11

World / Challenge Cup

2019 - FIG World Cup 2019 MONTPELLIER (FRA)

Men Freestyle
Rank Final
4
Score Final
25.000
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
26.000

2019 - FIG World Cup 2019 HIROSHIMA (JPN)

Men Speed
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
13.770
Men Freestyle
Rank Final
7
Score Final
21.500
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
21.500

2019 - FIG World Cup 2019 CHENGDU (CHN)

Men Freestyle
Rank Final
8
Score Final
13.500
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
21.500
Multisport Events / Games

2019 - World Urban Games BUDAPEST (HUN)

Men Freestyle
Rank Final
8
Score Final
11.500
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
21.500

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