Name: Jacopo

Surname: Berneschi

Age: 19

Place of birth: Reggio Emilia

Course of study: Physiotherapy

Sports: Taekondo

Recent results:

  • 1st place Italian red belt championships 2019 in the junior category – 73 kg
  • 3rd place at the 2021 Italian Black Belt Championships in the senior category – 87kg
  • 5th place at the 2022 Italian Black Belt Championships in the – 87kg category.


The main objectives that I have set for myself for the future are to reach the podium, possibly first place, in the next CNU in Camerino in the heavyweight category (+80kg) and to be able to bring home the gold medal, which for two years consecutive I was unable to reach the Italian Championships in the -87kg category due to injuries or health problems, thus demonstrating my validity as an athlete.

Brief presentation:

I’m Jacopo and I’m attending the first year of the Physiotherapy course. I discovered taekwondo at 13 and fell in love with it straight away; When I fight I don’t think about anything else, I’m totally focused on the desire to prove to myself that I can do it and that all the sacrifices I make are rewarded; the opponent merely becomes a pretext for these demonstrations. I hope that this career can last as long as possible and I believe that, when one day I can no longer carry on, I will continue to pass on this passion of mine to younger people as I already try to do with kids in the gym today.