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CERASUOLO Immacolata
Sport Para swimming
NPC Italy   
GenderWomen
Age38
Place of BirthNaples, ITA
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S8, SB8, SM8
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Husband, daughter Silvia, son Giovanni
Residence
Naples, ITA
Languages
Italian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age seven.
Why this sport?
Her father got her involved in swimming as a child, but after her accident she was initially hesitant to get back into the water. Her physical therapist helped her return to the sport.
Club / Team
CC Aniene: Italy
Name of coach
Riccardo Vernole [national], ITA
Training Regime
She swims three hours per day.
General Interest
Nicknames
Imma (immacerasuolo.it, 2012)
Hobbies
Listening to music, travelling. (londra2012.comitatoparalimpico.it, 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. (swim4life.it, 09 Aug 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Get up and live your life." (iragazzidelplesso.it, 14 Nov 2014)
Awards and honours
She was named 2004 Athlete of the Year by the mayor of Naples, Italy. (immacerasuolo.it, 2012)
Impairment
She was involved in a motorcycle accident in May 1999, which resulted in her losing the feeling in her right arm. (iragazzidelplesso.it, 14 Nov 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
12 2004 100m Freestyle S8 1:20.82
12 2004 400m Freestyle S8 6:09.17
8 2004 100m Breaststroke SB8 1:34.97
1 2004 100m Butterfly S8 1:23.04
2 2004 200m Individual Medley SM8 3:02.03
6 2008 100m Butterfly S8 1:17.14
5 2008 200m Individual Medley SM8 2:56.24
Heats 2012 100m Butterfly S8 1:23.21
Heats 2012 50m Freestyle S8 34.53
Heats 2012 200m Individual Medley SM8 3:05.67
Heats 2012 100m Freestyle S8 1:17.71
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
9 2002 50m Freestyle S8 37.30
8 2002 100m Freestyle S8 1:21.41
7 2002 100m Breaststroke SB8 1:35.27
2 2002 100m Butterfly S8 1:23.70
2 2002 200m Individual Medley SM8 3:05.21
  2002 5km Open Water  DNS
8 2006 400m Freestyle S8 6:08.49
7 2006 100m Breaststroke SB8 1:34.00
6 2006 100m Butterfly S8 1:22.39
5 2006 200m Individual Medley SM8 3:03.99