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BOGGIONI Monica
Sport Para swimming
NPC Italy   
GenderWomen
Age20
Place of BirthPavia, ITA
Height1.60 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S5, SB4, SM5
Further Personal Information
Residence
Pavia, ITA
Occupation
Student
Languages
Italian
Higher education
Biotechnology - University of Pavia: Italy
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began learning to swim at age two. She took up Para swimming competitively in 2013 in Pavia, Italy.
Why this sport?
Her doctors encouraged her to start swimming as a form of therapy. She took up Para swimming after her training partner Giulia Bellingeri encouraged her to join the newly formed Para swimming team at their club AICS Pavia Nuoto in Italy.
Club / Team
AICS Pavia Nuoto: Italy
Name of coach
Barbara Bellingeri [club]; Tommaso Loffredo [club]
Senior International Debut
Year
2017
Competing for
Italy
General Interest
Hobbies
Going out with friends, listening to music, travel. (finp.it, 05 Jun 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2017 IDM Swimmen event in Berlin, Germany and winning the inaugural World Series title in 2017. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her family, her coach and her friends. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You always have to do your best and never give up." (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Impairment
She has a neurological movement condition named dystonia, which causes repetitive muscle spasms and contractions. The condition was first diagnosed in her legs at age three before also starting to affect her arms at age 17. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017; swim4lifemagazine.it, 01 Jun 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2017 100m Freestyle S4 1:26.23
2 2017 50m Backstroke S4 46.86
2 2017 50m Breaststroke SB3 54.83
1 2017 50m Freestyle S4 38.79
1 2017 150m Individual Medley SM4 2:41.52
2 2017 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:44.36
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2018 200m Freestyle S5 2:55.24
3 2018 50m Backstroke S5 46.54
3 2018 100m Breaststroke SB4 1:57.13
2 2018 50m Freestyle S5 39.49
2 2018 100m Freestyle S5 1:23.32
6 2018 50m Butterfly S5 52.95