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CORSO Oxana
Sport Para athletics
NPC Italy   
GenderWomen
Age23
Place of BirthSt. Petersburg, RUS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T35
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Husband Domenico della Malva
Residence
Italy
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Italian
Higher education
Sport Studies - Link Campus University: Rome, ITA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport in 2005 in Rome, Italy.
Why this sport?
She was encouraged to take up the sport after a gym teacher from school noticed she had athletic potential.
Club / Team
Fiamme Gialle: Rome, ITA
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Italy
Location
Valencia, ESP
General Interest
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2013)
Hero / Idol
French sprinter Cristophe Lemaitre, Italian sprinter Pietro Mennea. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2013; santaluciasport.it, 29 May 2015)
Injuries
In 2014 she had to stop training for some months due to mononucleosis. (it.sputniknews.com, 29 Mar 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I win because I enjoy it and I compete with a smile." (Athlete, 15 Jul 2013)
Awards and honours
She was Italy's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (comitatoparalimpico.it, 21 Oct 2015)

In 2014 she received the Woman Sport Award from the Panathlon Roma organisation in Italy. (abilitychannel, 01 Feb 2016)

In 2013 she received the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, which is the highest honour for accomplishments in different fields in Italy. She has also received the Italian Sportrait award in both 2012 and 2013. (Facebook page, 17 Nov 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Facebook page, 17 Nov 2017)
Impairment
She was born with cerebral palsy. (thetimes.co.uk, 04 Sep 2016)
Other information
FROM RUSSIA TO ITALY
She was born in St Petersburg, Russian Federation. At age two she was adopted, along with her younger sister Olga, by an Italian family. "I feel 100% Italian. From Russia and the orphanage I don't remember anything. My mother says that I used to speak a little bit of Russian but then I stopped speaking it. I don't know, perhaps I wanted to forget it." (santaluciasport.it, 29 May 2015; it.sputniknews.com, 29 Mar 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2012 200m T35 33.68
2 2012 100m T35 15.94
5 2016 100m T35 15.67
4 2016 200m T35 32.68
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2013 100m T35 15.63
1 2013 200m T35 33.42
3 2015 200m T35 32.20
4 2015 100m T35 15.14
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 100m T35 16.51
2 2014 200m T35 34.37
2 2016 100m T35 15.28
2 2016 200m T35 33.09
5 2018 100m T35 16.60
3 2018 Universal Relay 54.39